Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken

Here’s a good way to have bbq when it’s raining, snowing or just too cold outside to grill out. The crock pot does the work for you. This is also great to come home to after a long day at the office. The recipe calls for bone-in chicken; I use boneless, skinless so I don’t cook it as long. Enjoy!

2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 (3-3 1/2 lb) cut-up whole chicken
1/2 c cola soft drink
1/3 c ketchup
1/4 c brown sugar
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. bourbon
splash of lemon juice

Stir together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over chicken. Place chicken in a single layer in a lightly greased 6-qt slow cooker.

Whisk together cola, and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Slowly pour mixture between chicken pieces (to avoid removing spices from chicken). Squeeze a splash of lemon juice over chicken.

Cover and cook on HIGH 5 hours or on LOW 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours or until done.

Transfer chicken pieces to a serving platter. Skim fat from pan juices in slow cooker. Pour pan juices over chicken.

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