Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

This crockpot pulled chicken is so easy to make – everything just goes into the slow cooker without any special prep. It’s fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious. We put it on rolls with our coconut coleslaw and crisp dill pickle chips.

It was sweet, salty, savory and so satisfying. I invited my family over for crockpot bbq chicken sliders and everyone loved them. My son even asked for refills on the chicken (which is a big deal). l’m pretty sure all of the adults had seconds. Great reviews all around on this one! If the picture above hasn’t convinced you yet, the next one will! ♥♥♥

This is a great way to make meat for company or your family when you don’t have time to stand over the stove. You can throw everything in your slow cooker before church and it’s ready when you come home. Such a treat! PS. the coleslaw can be made when you start the chicken – just refrigerate it until ready to serve..

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken:

3 lbs (about 5-6 count) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ)
1/2 medium onion, grated (with juice)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Crockpot BBQ Chicken:

1. Stir together all sauce ingredients in a 5-6 qt slow cooker.

2. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 – 7 hours. Chicken is done when cooked through and easy to shred

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

3. Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred each breast using two forks. Place shredded chicken back in the crock pot and stir to coat with the yummy sauce

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.comCrockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

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This slow cooker chicken is so easy to make - everything just goes into the crock pot without any special prep. It's fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious. Serve as is or in buns with the best coconut coleslaw (find the recipe on natashaskitchen.com) and dill pickle chips.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $12-$14
Serving: 8 (if used in sandwiches)

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs (about 5-6 count) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1½ cups BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ)
  • ½ medium onion, grated (with juice)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Stir together all sauce ingredients in a 5-6 qt slow cooker.
  2. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. Chicken is done when cooked through and easy to shred.
  3. Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred each breast using two forks. Place shredded chicken back in the crock pot and stir to coat with the yummy sauce.

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Serve in buns with the best coconut coleslaw and dill pickle chips. Yum!!

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Shannon
    January 7, 2018

    My family loves this recipe! Its one of our go-to dinners. Do you know if the cooking process can be adapted for an instant pot to speed up weeknight meals? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2018

      Hi Shannon, I haven’t tried it but one of my readers wrote the following: “I used my instapot and it was done in about 45 min. Start to finish. It was fantastic! Thank you for the recipe!” I hope this helps. Reply

  • Ashley M
    January 3, 2018

    Okay, love you so much for this recipe!! A co-worker and I had to plan a meal for about 35 people staying on our college campus over Winter Break, and we knew they’d want left overs to take home. We used your recipe and doubled it, then made 4 huge crock pots full!! It literally saved the event!! I would have been stressing out, unable to make any sides, but instead I was able to take my time and really focus on getting prepared.
    Also, let me just take a moment to explain how much people loved it: All of it was gone. People were piling the chicken onto their plates. When we ran out of buns, they just ate it plain. What a success!! Thank you so so much!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 3, 2018

      You’re welcome Ashley! I’m happy to hear how much everyone loves the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • Vicky
    December 11, 2017

    If i want to make half the recipe does the cooking time stay the same? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 11, 2017

      Hi Vicky, I think that would work to cut the recipe in half and I would suggest cooking on the lower end of the time frames listed in the recipe or until the chicken is easy to pull apart with forks. Reply

  • Mar
    November 30, 2017

    Hello!

    I need to feed like 20 people but Im trying to get little buns for sliders.. Should I double everything in the recipe?

    Also, how long would I cook it if I added more chicken? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 30, 2017

      Hi Mar, that should work fine to double it as long as your slow cooker is large enough to fit everything. It will probably require a longer cook time though – I would aim for the higher end of the cook times (i.e. 4 hours on high or 7 hours on low) to check for doneness. Reply

  • Jill
    November 1, 2017

    Any idea what the cook time would be if you are using frozen chicken breasts? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 2, 2017

      Hi Jill, I haven’t tried this particular recipe with frozen chicken but have experimented with other recipes. You should be able to keep to the same timings – probably on the higher side of the timings (i.e. 7 hours on low). Once the chicken pulls apart easily with forks, it’s ready 🙂 Reply

  • Karen
    October 29, 2017

    Can this be frozen and still have a good consistency and taste? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2017

      Hi Karen, I haven’t tried freezing it but I do think it would work well. The ingredients are freezer friendly. Reply

  • Jackie
    October 28, 2017

    Hi Natasha!
    I tried your recipe and it is delicious. Do you happen to have the nutritional information on this recipe? I made this recipe for meal prepping of the week. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Jackie! Reply

      • Jackie
        October 29, 2017

        Thank you so much! I never knew a website like that existed. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond! The recipe was delicious! Reply

  • Rita
    October 19, 2017

    Thank you Natasha for this wonderful recipe! It was a big hit in the family! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 19, 2017

      You’re welcome Rita! I’m glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing! Reply

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