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Summer’s Best BBQ Chicken Quits The Q, Heads Indoors

Why’d the BBQ'd chicken quit the ‘que?

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken BBQ

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Have you been outside? It’s hot out there. Grilling outdoors always seems like such a great idea...in February.

By summer's height, the bloom's burnt clean off the rose. It's time to take the show inside.

Enter Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

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7 Reasons This BBQ Chicken's For Real

1.) It has 3,440 five-star ratings that say so.

2.) And a secret ingredient: Italian salad dressing.

3.) The recipe lists the prep time as 10 minutes. But you’ll be done in 5. And with those extra minutes, you can make 12-Second Slaw for the side:

12 Second Coleslaw

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4.) The slow cooker won't heat up the kitchen while keeping you in delicious BBQ.

5.) No need to brown the chicken breasts -- or even thaw them. Just put the handful of ingredients into the slow cooker, and turn it on low.

6.) Clean-up is almost comically simple. No bowls for a marinade. No grill to scrape down.

7.) And with the leftovers, you can make this:

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken BBQ

Photo by GodivaGirl

But wait. Are you more of a pork person? We gotcha.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Photo by Kari


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