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Tender Barbecued Chicken

After a long day at work, a slow-cooked meal is a great help. One of my family's favorites is this moist slow-simmered chicken. For an appealing look, choose a darker brown barbecue sauce. —Jacqueline Blanton, Gaffney, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup cola


  • In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil in batches. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with onion and lemon slices. Combine barbecue sauce and cola; pour over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours, until chicken is tender. If desired, skim fat and thicken cooking juices; serve with chicken.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with K.C. Masterpiece brand barbecue sauce. Health Tip: Most of the sodium comes from the generous amount of prepared barbecue sauce in this recipe. Use half the barbecue sauce and cola to reduce the sodium.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked chicken: 478 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 965mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.

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