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My recipe for Crock-Pot Boneless BBQ Chicken Wings all started with a conversation between my husband and I at our favorite wing joint. We both prefer boneless wings and it occurred to us we could probably make the same thing at home using our crock-pot, a bag of chicken bites, and a bottle of BBQ sauce.
A few months later, I was getting really tired of Friday night feeling like every other night. I had a strong desire to do something on Friday nights that would set it apart from the rest of the week and make it something to look forward to again like I did when I was much much younger (like before children and my oldest one is 18 ).
Out of that desire crock-pot boneless BBQ chicken wings and a redbox movie night was born.
The kids, don’t normally join us. First they don’t want to wait that long for dinner and second they don’t want to see their parents snuggling and kissing. I eat a generous snack at 4 pm so I can hold out until 8 pm, and it is always worth the wait. My hubby and I both look forward to wing and movie night now.
This recipe for crock-pot boneless BBQ chicken wings is more processed than a lot of my recipes but our family follows an 80/20 diet of whole foods to processed foods. This balance allows me to feel like I am not constantly in the kitchen and helps me avoid take out saving us money.
I dump the bag of frozen chicken bites (mine is 1 lb 8 0z) in my crock-pot (I love having a small crock-pot for sauces and sides) and cover them in Honey BBQ sauce. You can use whatever kind of BBQ sauce you want. Personally I like one with a bit more kick but my husband really likes the honey one.
Here is a tip for getting out the last of the BBQ sauce. Use a fork to pry off the lid.
Then add about a 1/4 cup of white vinegar.
Then place the cap back firmly on the bottle, and shake until the sides of the bottle no longer have sauce on them.
Finally pour the contents over the chicken bites.
Turn your crock-pot on high for 2 hours and then turn it down to low for one additional hour.
These babies come out tender and dripping in sauce. WARNING eating them with your fingers is extremely messy so I prefer to eat them with a fork. Leftovers make great salad toppings.
- 1 bag boneless chicken bites (1lb 8oz )
- 1 standard sized bottle of BBQ sauce (any flavor)
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- place chicken in crock-pot
- cover in BBQ sauce
- pour vinegar into BBQ sauce bottle and swish until inside of sides of bottle are clean
- pour the vinegar and BBQ sauce mixture over chicken
- turn crock pot on high 2 hours
- turn crock pot on low 1 hour
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