In the Kitchenette: Famous Gina's BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

I bought a slow cooker last year, thinking it was the pinnacle of easy cooking. But the chicken came out rubbery and dry and I don't think I used it more than five times. Not after this recipe. Helloooo slow cooker!

One of the biggest things I've missed since I moved into my apartment is barbecued dinners. Everything tastes better coming off of a grill. My favorite BBQ restaurant is Famous Dave's, where the waiters and waitresses reluctantly introduce themselves as "Famous Jeff" or "Famous Susy."
So I decided to make some BBQ chicken sandwiches for Andrew and I to celebrate our 21st month anniversary. I made the chicken the night before and toasted the buns after work. Afterward we walked to Five Guys and got some Cajun fries. It was divine!

Famous Gina's BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
adapted from this recipe
serves 2, for a very special anniversary dinner
2 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 long rolls from bakery
1 serving of Five Guys Cajun Fries
32 ounces of chicken broth
1 tablespoon garlic
9 ounces of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
1/8 brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper

1. Season frozen chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker and cover with chicken broth (you may not need entire amount listed above, just whatever covers both breasts is enough). Add 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic.
2. Cook on high for 4 hours. Be sure that you don't "peek" into your slow cooker by lifting the lid. This interrupts the cooking process and is just naughty!
3. After 4 hours, drain broth from chicken and shred breasts with a fork. They should shred very easily, like butta!
4. Combine BBQ sauce, salad dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Pour over the shredded chicken, mixing well together.
5. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
7. Cut rolls lengthwise and brush with olive oil.
8. Place oiled side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes or until browned.
9. When chicken is ready, scoop into rolls and serve with a side of Five Guys Cajun fries. YUM!!!


Grump said...

This sounds pretty damn good! Liz and I recently discovered the joy of a slow cooker, and she's made some great pot roast with it. I think the best thing I managed to make was a recipe for Po' Boy sandwiches that just fell apart. If you want I'll have Liz give you the recipe.

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