Slow Cooker Barbecued Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

This recipe is from Southern Living Magazine and it is the best way to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker!  I used Dr. Pepper instead of cola and whiskey instead of bourbon because that is what I had in my cupboard.


2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-3 to 4 lb. cut-up whole chicken
1/2 cup cola
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons bourbon
1 lemon, sliced

Nest chicken parts into slow cooker.  Stir together first four ingredients in a small bowl.  Sprinkle evenly over chicken.

Whisk together cola soft drink and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl.  Slowly pour between chicken pieces (to avoid removing spices from chicken.)  Place lemon slices in a single layer on top of 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, discard lemon slices.  Skim the fat off the sauces in the slow-cooker and discard.  Pour pan juices over chicken and serve.

Serves: 6

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