Big on flavour but low on effort, this easy slow cooker recipe has all the smoky barbecue flavour of summer with the stickiness of the honey. A perfect fakeaway for family and friends without the hours of cooking.
Heat the slow cooker to medium.
Place the chicken breasts into the bottom of the slow cooker.
Mix the ketchup, honey, mustard powder, water, sugar and vinegar together. Pour all over the chicken.
Place the lid on and cook for 3-4 hours (or 6-8 hours on low).
OPTIONAL: If the sauce is to thin, remove the chicken breast and set aside. Reduce the sauce down on the hob, by heating over a medium heat for a few minutes, until a spoon leaves a trail at the bottom of the pan (like in the video above). Add the chicken back into the sauce.
Shred the chicken and mix into sauce.
Be careful not to overcook chicken. Chicken thighs are usually OK but chicken breast can dry out if cooked for too long.
Add more veg:
If you fancy some extras with your chicken, you could add onion or peppers for flavour and vitamins.
Feel free to double the ingredients and make another batch for the freezer for another day. Always a win for your future self!
If your sauce is too runny and thin, don't worry. See the OPTIONAL point in the recipe method as you can simply reduce the sauce down for the ideal consistency.