Thursday, November 12, 2015

BBQ Chicken Sliders

Ray LOVED these.  I think they need some coleslaw to go on top....but I only make one kind.  My weird Polish stuff.  But I have been converted to coleslaw on BBQ sandwiches and that is usually the "normal" stuff, so I might have to try my hand at it here in the future!

BBQ Chicken Sliders
Modified from Taste of Home

Brine:
1 1/2 quarts water
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp liquid smoke
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Chicken:
2 lbs chicken
1/3 cup liquid smoke
1 1/2 cups hickey smoke-flavored BBQ sauce (I didn't measure this....I just added until it looked and tasted right)
slider buns
 
In large bowl, mix the brine ingredients, stirring to dissolve the brown sugar.  Reserve 1 cup of brine for cooking chicken.  Cover and refrigerate.  Place chicken in container and add brine.  Seal and refrigerate for 18-24 hours.  They used a plastic bag and took out the air and whatnot...I just put this into a Tupperware. 

Remove chicken from brine and put in crockpot.  Discard brine.  Add reserved 1 cup of brine and 1/3 cup liquid smoke to chicken. Cook in crock pot on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. 

Remove chicken and discard cooking juices.  Shred chicken with two forks and return to crockpot.  Stir in BBQ sauce and heat through.  Serve on buns.

Serves 8.

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