Chicken barbecue sandwich with coleslaw recipe

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Breaking down a whole chicken can seem intimidating, but that's where a Crock-Pot can come in handy. This technique makes it easy to prepare, and the recipes for barbecue sauce and coleslaw are winners as well!

Slow-cooked barbecue chicken

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (3 to 3-1/2 pounds) cut-up whole chicken
  • 2/3 cup cola soft drink
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Directions:

  1. Stir together salt and spices in a small bowl and sprinkle over chicken.
  2. Place chicken in a single layer in a lightly greased 6-quart slow cooker.
  3. Whisk together cola soft drink, ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar in a small bowl.
  4. Slowly pour mixture between chicken pieces and place lemon slices in a single layer on top of chicken.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours (or on low 6-1/2 to 7-1/2 hours) or until done.
  6. Transfer chicken pieces (removing bones, if needed) to a serving platter, and discard lemon slices.
  7. Skim fat from pan juices in slow cooker.
  8. Pour pan juices over chicken, and serve immediately.

Onion and herb coleslaw

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon onion-and-herb seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix

Directions:

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, seasoning blend, salt and pepper until well blended.
  2. Pour mixture over coleslaw mix and toss well.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.

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