Crock Pot Orange Maple BBQ Chicken ~ Chicken is slow cooked in the Crock Pot with fresh oranges and a little maple syrup!
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It is still the end of May but suddenly my part of the country feels like the dog days of August. It’s been the sort of hot, muggy pool weather you associate with summer. I will not complain about it. After the ice age we experienced this winter, I’ll gladly take the 90 degree weather!
One of the biggest troubles with heat waves is you just don’t feel like cooking. Instead I gravitate towards grilling our dinners. But I truly believed I singed my eyebrows from the blast of heat the emanated from the grill grates the last time I grilled our hot dogs! No thank you! Which brings me to the crock pot.
The crock pot is just about one of the best inventions ever. Who’s with me on this one? It’s simple, effective and you can make just about anything. I love bbq chicken in the summertime. Instead of grilling it, I made it in my crock pot. I added fresh oranges and orange juice with a bit of maple syrup for sweetness. I love the simplicity of this chicken. The taste was fresh and delicious. Forget the bbq chicken on the grill! It’s the cock pot all the way!
Crock Pot Orange Maple BBQ Chicken
- 1 whole chicken-cut into pieces
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup Dr. Pepper
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 whole oranges, sliced
- Sprinkle seasoning and garlic over chicken pieces. Place chicken in a slow cooker.
- Whisk together cola, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and maple syrup. Pour over chicken. Place orange slices on chicken and around chicken.
- Cook on high for 5 hours or until done.
- Serve chicken with juices.
by Tanya Schroeder
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 2426kcal Calories from fat 1259|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 140g||215%|
|Saturated Fat 40g||200%|
|Dietary Fiber 11g||44%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
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