sweet baby ray's chicken cooked in the crock pot served with kraft macaroni and cheese and salad

Sweet Baby Ray’s Chicken

Sweet Baby Ray’s Chicken slow cooks in a crock pot on low heat for 4 to 6 hours. It is the best way to eat pulled chicken and really takes the guess work out of how to make the best bbq pulled chicken.

I love making this delicious dinner on busy weeknights. Just add the chicken to the crock pot, mix up the sauce ingredients, pour over the chicken, and then let the crock pot work its magic. Prepping this dinner takes about 5 minutes. Super easy even on those chaotic weekday mornings, when you are running late. And, wow, is it worth that “effort” when you get home from a crazy day and dinner is waiting for you!

Pulled Chicken

Have you heard the terms pulled chicken or pulled pork? You probably know what they taste like, but do you know why they are called that? Pulled chicken and pork is a staple way of cooking meat when it comes to BBQ cuisine. Basically, it’s slow cooking the meat so that it stays tender as it cooks for hours. It gets so tender that it is able to be pulled apart or shredded into pieces with just a fork.

Cooking this sweet baby Ray’s chicken is super easy to do in a crock pot. The chicken cooks on a low heat for 5 to 6 hours. The phrase, Low and Slow, certainly applies here. And it is the only way to eat pulled chicken! Well, that is if you want to do the easy bbq way. If you are a true bbq champion, you would certainly opt for a smoker. However, if you are looking for a super easy way to make a yummy dinner, stick with me and try this delicious crock pot recipe!

Sweet Baby Ray’s

Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce originated in early 1980s by brothers, Dave and Larry Raymond. The brothers entered their newly created bbq sauce into competitions and did very well each time. Their accomplishments encouraged them to take things to a new level and they began their company, Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce so that they could sell their product to consumers.

By the time the Raymond brothers sold their business in 2005, they were earning millions in revenue. Just a few years later, Sweet Baby Ray’s was the 2nd best selling barbecue sauce in the United States. One of the brothers retained the rights to the name “Sweet Baby Ray’s” to this day. A great success story about a family owned business.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken boneless
  • 18 oz BBQ Sauce Sweet Baby Ray’s (entire bottle)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper

How To Make

Yes, this is the entire recipe for this yummy dinner! None of the steps have been mistakenly clipped! Can you even believe how simple this is? It’s an amazingly easy recipe that tastes amazing!

Here’s all you need to do:

  • In a medium bowl, mix bbq sauce with vinegar, brown sugar, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper together.
  • Place chicken in the crock pot.
  • Pour sauce mixture over the chicken.
  • Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Make sure to stir the sauce and chicken here and there. The chicken should be submerged in the liquid so that it doesn’t dry out.

When the chicken is done, you could just serve it on a fresh roll and have a pulled chicken sandwich. Or you could go all out and serve it with some macaroni and cheese and a salad like I did in the above picture. And, yes, that is Kraft Macaroni and Cheese! I love that mac and cheese and not embarrassed to admit it. Sometimes you need to just take some good shortcuts with dinner and Kraft Mac and Cheese certainly qualifies as that!

More Crock Pot Recipes

Whether you don’t have time to cook in the evenings or it’s just too hot to turn on the oven, crock pot recipes are a great way of making dinners EASY!

Just prep the meat and sauce in the morning and let the crock pot do the rest. Throughout the day, the aroma will remind you that you don’t have to cook dinner that night. And then at dinner time, your meal will be waiting for you. Just set the table and eat!

Here are a few different types of crock pot recipes that I highly recommend:

crock pot hawaiian chicken
Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken
honey parmesan crusted pork
Honey Crusted Parmesan Pork
crockpot beef stroganoff with egg noodles
Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Sweet BabyRay’s Crockpot Chicken

The best way to eat pulled chicken is sweet baby Ray's crock pot recipe! This is really easy to cook and has a tangy and delicious taste that goes well with mac and cheese and salad!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: crockpot meal
Servings: 8 people
Author: jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken boneless
  • 18 oz BBQ Sauce Sweet Baby Ray's (entire bottle)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix bbq sauce with vinegar, brown sugar, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper together.
  • Place chicken in the crock pot.
  • Pour sauce mixture over the chicken.
  • Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Make sure to stir the sauce and chicken here and there. The chicken should be submerged in the liquid so that it doesn't dry out.
  • ENJOY!

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