Crock Pot Fireball Chicken

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Crock Pot Fireball Chicken is a flavorful slow cooker chicken seasoned with a homemade Fireball-flavored sauce! The whiskey sauce makes the chicken so juicy and delicious. We just love crock pot recipes!

Crock Pot Fireball Chicken - a flavorful slow cooker chicken seasoned with a homemade Fireball-flavored sauce! The whiskey sauce makes the chicken so juicy and delicious.

Fireball is a kind of whisky that has been sweetened and flavored with cinnamon. Using Fireball is a great way to marinate meat and the alcohol cooks off in the infused sauce. Crock Pot Fireball Chicken is a great-tasting recipe for everyone!

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Slow Cooker Fireball Chicken

Crock Pot Fireball Chicken Ingredients:

  1. Chicken breasts – You could use boneless thighs instead if you’d prefer. 
  2. Brown sugar 
  3. Ketchup
  4. Apple cider vinegar 
  5. Garlic – I used fresh garlic here but you could easily use ½ tablespoon of powdered garlic instead.
  6. Worcestershire 
  7. Powdered mustard – 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard would make for a fine substitute. 
  8. Smoked paprika – You can use unsmoked paprika instead. 
  9. Onion powder – No onion powder? No problem. Just sauté ¼ sweet onion and throw it into the mix. 
  10. Ground black pepper
  11. Red pepper flakes 
  12. Honey – The honey is optional but I love the extra sweetness it provides.
  13. Liquid smoke – You can leave the liquid smoke out but you’ll be missing out on the glorious smoky flavor it contributes. 
  14. Tomato paste 
  15. Fireball whisky – Any whisky will do. Just note that you will end up with a different flavor. 
Ingredients

Instructions:

Make the sauce. Whisk together all of the ingredients aside from the chicken in a medium-sized mixing bowl. 

Whisky BBQ sauce

Load the crockpot. Put the chicken in a 6-8 quart crockpot, pour the sauce over the chicken, and toss to coat the chicken in the sauce.

Sauce over chicken in crock pot

Cook. Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours. 

Serve. Slice and serve. Spoon the leftover sauce from the crockpot over the chicken.

Fireball Chicken Recipe

Oven-Baked Fireball Chicken Recipe

You can easily make this Fireball chicken in the oven if you are short on time or don’t have a crockpot. Just preheat the oven to 375 degrees, toss the chicken in the sauce, and arrange it in a single layer in a casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. 

Slow Cooker Fireball Chicken
Can I make Crock Pot Firebal Chicken ahead of time and freeze it?

You can. Crockpot Fireball chicken makes for a great freezer meal. 

Freezer Instructions

Whisk together the ingredients for the sauce, transfer it to a large Ziplock bag, add the chicken, and massage everything together so that the chicken is thoroughly coated in the sauce. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

When the day comes to cook up this slow cooker masterpiece, allow the chicken to thaw in the refrigerator before transferring the sauce and the chicken to a crockpot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours. Alternatively, you can cook the chicken directly from frozen. Transfer the contents of the Ziplock bag to a crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.

Crock Pot Fireball Chicken - a flavorful slow cooker chicken seasoned with a homemade Fireball-flavored sauce! The whiskey sauce makes the chicken so juicy and delicious.

Storage

Allow the chicken and sauce to cool completely before sealing it in an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you are ready to enjoy, allow the chicken to thaw in the refrigerator before reheating, if applicable. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and arrange the chicken (with the sauce) in a single layer in a casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. 

If you are pinched for time, you can reheat the chicken (1 portion at a time) in the microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through. 

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Crock Pot Fireball Chicken - a flavorful slow cooker chicken seasoned with a homemade Fireball-flavored sauce! The whiskey sauce makes the chicken so juicy and delicious.

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Crock Pot Fireball Chicken

Crock Pot Fireball Chicken is a flavorful slow cooker chicken seasoned with a homemade Fireball-flavored sauce! So juicy and delicious!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • 6-8 quart crockpot
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients 

  • 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire 
  • 2 tablespoons powdered mustard
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons honey 
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ cup Fireball whisky + more or less to taste

Instructions 

CROCK POT FIREBALL CHICKEN RECIPE

  • Make the sauce. Whisk together all of the ingredients aside from the chicken in a medium-sized mixing bowl. 
  • Load the crockpot. Put the chicken in a 6-8 quart crockpot, pour the sauce over the chicken, and toss to coat the chicken in the sauce. 
  • Cook. Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours. 
  • Serve. Slice and serve. Spoon the leftover sauce from the crockpot over the chicken.

OVEN-BAKED FIREBALL CHICKEN RECIPE

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Whisk together all of the ingredients aside from the chicken in a medium-sized mixing bowl. 
  • Toss the chicken in the sauce
  • Arrange it in a single layer in a casserole dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. 

Notes

Storage Instructions:
Allow the chicken and sauce to cool completely before sealing it in an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
When you are ready to enjoy, allow the chicken to thaw in the refrigerator before reheating, if applicable. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and arrange the chicken (with the sauce) in a single layer in a casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. 
If you are pinched for time, you can reheat the chicken (1 portion at a time) in the microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through. 

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Kelly Dixon

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