Monday, December 3, 2012

slow cooker peach bbq chicken sandwiches

life is really busy right now, isn't it? it seems that things rarely slow down, but with the holiday season, things are extra hectic.

enter this meal. simple as can be. waiting on you when you come home from a busy day. this is total comfort food, and though the flavors are a bit summery, there was something nice about that on a cold night. this is one of those meals we'll be coming back to again and again.

slow cooker peach bbq chicken sandwiches
serves 4

you'll need:
1-1.5 lb. chicken breasts
1 jar spicy bbq sauce (16-18 oz.)* 
1 jar peach preserves (8-10 oz.)
1/2 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
8 slices of bread (i used good old sourdough)
1 avocado, for topping (optional)
coleslaw (i subbed green onions for the cilantro because that's what i had on hand), for topping (optional)

place chicken, bbq sauce, peach preserves, onion, and garlic in your slow cooker. mix well so that everything is combined well. cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.

when chicken is finished cooking, remove it from the slow cooker, along with a bit of the sauce, and place it in a bowl. shred using 2 forks and add more sauce as desired.

to assemble your sandwiches, toast up your bread in a skillet with a bit of butter. top with chicken, sliced avocado, coleslaw, and a bit more sauce if you wanna. top with other slices of bread, and enjoy!!

*a note about the spicy bbq sauce - y'all know i like things hot, but it really is necessary for this recipe in order to cut the sweetness of the peach preserves. flavors mellow out so much in the slow cooker, so it really won't be spicy at all. promise!


  1. I LOVE my slow cooker in the holiday season. I was just feeling overwhelmed today with how crazy the holiday season can get - glad I'm not alone!

    1. agreed! even if the whole day is crazy, knowing i have dinner ready to go always makes me feel at least a bit more sane :)

  2. Mmmmmm... spicy peaches and chicken. I have a weakness of shredded meat on a fresh bun. I must give this a try.

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