A couple of weeks ago was my son’s birthday and my husband and I had planned to have an assortment of delicious foods for our guests. We planned to make delicious meatballs in the crockpot and add some “special sauce” to make them quite tasty, however this didn’t go over as planned! The party was at the park so I was going to bring the crockpot with us and start it while we were decorating so that they would be ready to go when the guests got there. Little did I know this particular park did not have power outlets in their shelters..it was quite the bummer. So anyhow, after the party we still had the meatballs and the ingredients to make the sauce and we figured we would be able to make them another time.
Fast forwarding to two weeks later, we hadn’t had any guests over and my husband said we should use the ingredients we had bought for the meatballs in our dinner. I decided to incorporate the sauce with chicken breast cooked in the crockpot. If you have been following our blog for a while, you know that I previously shared a recipe for crockpot chicken, which is outta this world! I can assure you that this recipe is just as good.
1 tablespoon Kelapo Coconut Oil
1/2 cup red currant jelly
1 cup BBQ sauce
2 chicken breasts
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Turn crockpot on low setting and spray with coconut oil spray.
- Rub coconut oil on raw chicken breasts until coated.
- Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, cook for 1 hour.
- In a small bowl combine BBQ sauce and red currant jelly until combined.
- Pour half of mixture on top of chicken and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and top chicken with the remaining sauce.
- Serve and enjoy!
This is a great recipe because it is delicious and doesn’t require a lot of time in the kitchen, which is awesome for us busy moms! We served this with potato salad and broccoli but I bet this would taste delicious on top of brown rice. If you are having a party and looking for a quick appetizer try making this sauce for meatballs. I’ll buy the frozen meatballs, pop them in about an hour before the party and pour in my sauce mixture. Keep on warm heat throughout the party and keep some toothpicks by the crockpot so guests can pick as they wish! I guarantee they will be a great success!
Do you have a favorite sauce that you make for special events, or even daily?