My mama made me jealous last night talking about the delicious BBQ chicken sandwiches she and Dad had eaten. Using the slow cooker made it so easy!
2 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1 whole chicken, cut up (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup cola soft drink
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp bourbon (plus a nip for the chef!)
1 lemon, sliced
Stir together the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over chicken. Place chicken in a single layer in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker.
Whisk together cola, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and bourbon in a small bowl. Slowly pour mixture between chicken pieces (to avoid removing spices from chicken). Place lemon slices in a single layer on top of chicken.
Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 7 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker; let cool slightly. Discard lemon slices. Skin, bone and shred chicken. Serve on your favorite bread for sandwiches with coleslaw.