Mum’s Slow Cooked Pulled BBQ Chicken – what a mouthful, and it really was! I’ve been trying out some new slow cooker recipes as I love the convenience of putting ingredients into the slow cooker, switching it on and letting it do the work. When Crock-Pot got in touch to see if I wanted to review the Crock-Pot Lift & Serve Digital Slow Cooker, I was very excited. I’m a busy mum of 2, running a household, dashing here there and everywhere, I just don’t have the energy to faff about in the kitchen making fancy meals.
Today I’m sharing my really easy peasy, minimal no effort Pulled BBQ Chicken. I feel like I’m cheating here as it really is such a simple dish to make but tastes amazing.
Ingredients for a family of 4
3 Chicken Breasts
Salt & Pepper
Set your Crock-Pot to cook for 6 hours on a low heat
Place the chicken breasts into the dish, no need to add any extra veg unless you want to.
Season with salt & pepper
After 4 hours open the lid of the Crock-Pot, shred the chicken with two forks and sprinkle the BBQ seasoning onto the pulled chicken.
Pop the lid back on and leave until you are ready to serve.
This recipe is super simple but the results are mouth-watering. The pulled chicken can be enjoyed in a burger bun, as a salad or even as the main meat for fajitas. When you look at 3 little chicken breasts you don’t realise how much meat there is, this recipe goes a long way.
My Thoughts on the Crock-Pot Lift & Serve Digital Slow Cooker
My initial thought was how modern and fancy it looks. I’ve been used to an old school clunky slow cooker that either dries out the meat or drowns it in excess water – yuk! I was very impressed with just how robust it was.
One of the main features I like is the lid. It is super handy and is hinged so when you are checking on the food you don’t get that sopping wet worktop. It is also removable, making it great if you need to pop the Crock-Pot into the oven or when washing.
The Crock-Pot Lift & Serve Digital Slow Cooker is a modern essential every kitchen needs. The functions are fantastic, there are only 3 heat settings – high, low and keep warm – so after it has finished cooking it automatically switches to the Keep Warm mode meaning no dried out crusty food. This is such a brilliant feature especially if you are out of the house all day, you don’t have to worry about coming home to turn off the slow cooker freeing up more of your time.
Setting the cooking time with the digital dial is really easy to do. There is a 20 hour timer on this particular model so cooking times are really in your control.
The size of the Crock-Pot is perfect for family meals or if you are hosting a dinner party or BBQ. Making it the ideal tool for busy mums with a family to feed. If you are really organised you could batch cook a curry/chilli/stew or soup and freeze for another day, again saving time as you won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing extra meals, the Crock-Pot can do it all for you.
I absolutely loved using the Crock-Pot, my BBQ chicken came out tenderised, juicy and full of flavour. I can’t wait to use it again, I’m thinking a joint of meat for a Mother’s Day lunch as I won’t be cooking, the Crock-Pot will do the chore for me.
Disclaimer – The Crock-Pot was gifted in exchange for an honest review, all words and opinions are my own.