Barbecue Dijon Chicken in the Crock Pot!

2 Feb

BBQ Dijon Chicken 1

I really love easy meals. Half the time I want to add the word “easy” to my recipe titles, because a lot of them really are easy! I don’t really like cooking or preparing difficult dishes.. complex steps and crazy ingredients don’t catch my eye. I am not sure about other people, but when I find a recipe I like on pinterest, I visit the actual site before pinning it to make sure they aren’t fooling me. I don’t want to pin a whole bunch of things I will never make. Maybe I should rename my “cooking” pinterest board to “EASY MEALS!!!” You can check out my pinterest boards here!

Barbecue Dijon Chicken in the crock pot!
4-6 chicken breasts, frozen or fresh
1 bottle BBQ sauce, about 12 oz – I love Sweet Baby Ray’s and it’s gluten free
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing – or pretty much any vinaigrette, I think I used a parmesan basil dressing
1/3 cup Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 onion, chopped

Place the chicken in the crock pot. Mix the BBQ, vinaigrette dressing, dijon, worcestershire sauce and onion in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the chicken and make sure if covers the chicken, or mostly covers. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Occasionally flip the chicken if you’re able. 1 hour before the chicken is to come out, I will shred the chicken with 2 forks. Sometimes it shreds easily in the crock pot, other times I pull it out and shred it on a cutting board and put it back in for about an hour. This chicken is great with baked potatoes, chips or on sandwich rolls!

BBQ Dijon Chicken 2
Also, I have some exciting news!

5 weeks ago I changed the focus of my blog. I had been posting more about what was going on in mine and Ryan’s lives, but now the focus of The First Year Blog is DIY/tutorials for recipes and crafts. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll still learn things about us, but I love what I am blogging about now. In the past 5 weeks, I have been learning a lot about recipe/craft blogs, link parties, and what it takes to reach your audience.

In the midst of the change, I was receiving a lot of visitors and positive feedback about the recipes and crafts I was posting. My goal for the month of January was to get 3,000 views, and at one point I didn’t think I would hit that number. But I have been completely blown away! The First Year Blog received 5,495 views in January and was featured on 19 blogs (see here)!!! I am so thankful and appreciative of everyone who has visited!

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Linking to these parties!

28 Responses to “Barbecue Dijon Chicken in the Crock Pot!”

  1. Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} February 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    This crock pot chicken looks really yummy! I just saw your link over at Flamingo Toes link party. I’d love for you to stop by my weekend link party and link up a few of your yummy looking recipes

    Hope to see you there!

  2. Countrified Hicks February 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Yummy! Thanks for linking up with me.

  3. Leigh Anne @Yourhomebasedmom February 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Always looking for something new to try in the crockpot – love this flavor combo!
    I’d love for you to come join in the Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.

  4. Leslie February 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm #


  5. I Gotta Try That February 4, 2013 at 1:42 am #

    Yum! I need to try this one. Crock pot meals are great!

  6. Neel February 4, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    I love spicy food and have a high tolerance for it. And, I love ANYTHING I can get Dijon Mustard in to. I have a feeling this dish will be a hit in my kitchen.

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog February 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

      This definitely isn’t spicy, but add your own spices and up the amount of dijon! Heading over to see your blog!

  7. Christina @ Floridays Mom February 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Yum. This sounds amazing! I love crockpots, they are a mom’s dream!

  8. Vicky from Mess For Less February 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    This looks so good! Just bought a bunch of chicken and can’t wait to try this.

  9. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen February 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    That looks amazing! Thanks for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  10. Simplee Sue February 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    This sounds so good. This is a keeper. Thank you for sharing.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  11. eclecticredbarn February 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    This chicken on the crock pot sounds really good. I like meals that can go into the crock pot. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Six Sisters February 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Found this recipe through Off the Hook link party from Daisy Cottage Designs. It looks so delicious and easy too! YEA! We would love to have you share this at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at Hope to hear from you. -The Six Sisters

  13. Diana Rambles February 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    BBQ Dijon. Sounds GREAT! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  14. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes February 8, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    Love this! Easy and delicious are two of my requirements too :) Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends … I pinned this and can’t wait to try it!

    • Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes February 8, 2013 at 5:32 am #

      Also your newest Pinterest and FB follower! :)

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog February 8, 2013 at 8:04 am #

      Yay! Thanks for pinning!

      • Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes February 12, 2013 at 8:39 am #

        Thank you for sharing at last week’s week’s All My Bloggy Friends :)

  15. comebackmommajenn February 8, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    Another great looking recipe. I just got a crockpot. Now I just need to use it. Thanks for the idea. Come link up at my page too:

  16. Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} February 8, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    So glad you came over and linked up this yummy looking chicken recipe!

    Hope to see you again at this weekends party!

  17. Susie @Bowdabra February 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Thank you for linking up your awesome project! We’ve already got our next Showcase up, so come stop by and link up another project!

    Have a great week!

  18. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime February 11, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    This recipe looks so delicious!! I’m glad you linked up at Romance on a dime!

  19. Kendra February 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Hi, Beth. Thank you so much for sharing this on Whisk Away Wednesdays. You always have the best recipes! I hope to see you tomorrow at Crafty Thursday Obsessions.

  20. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama February 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner :)

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