1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
1/2 cup amber beer or root beer
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
12 hamburger buns, split and toasted
24 cooked bacon strips
12 lettuce leaves
1. In a large bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Place chicken in a greased 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 3-4 hours.
2. Remove chicken; shred with 2 forks. Return chicken to slow cooker; heat through. Serve on buns with bacon and lettuce.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled, cooked chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD: 12 servings.
1 sandwich: 401 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 1175mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.