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.com

Crockpot 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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  • Alexa
    October 17, 2017

    Hi! I’m a vegan, but I’m making this for my boyfriend — I know very little about cooking meat, but even less about eating it.

    Besides the slaw, what else can I serve him this recipe with? Reply

    • Alexa
      October 17, 2017

      I meant “instead of” the slaw! Oops. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 17, 2017

      Hi Alexa, I think a fresh green salad would work great or a steamed vegetable like green beans or cooked corn. There are so many things that would work well 🙂 Reply

  • Jill
    September 29, 2017

    Can i use a combination of chicken breasts and thighs? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 29, 2017

      Hi Jill, I do think that would work well. I hope you love the recipe! Reply

  • Kim
    September 28, 2017

    do you cook chicken in crock pot with the sauce you have prepared? Then take out chicken breast and shred and put back in crock pot with sauce. Im confused. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 29, 2017

      Hi Kim, that is correct! 🙂 “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” Reply

      • Nancy
        December 6, 2017

        Still confused- Do you cook chicken plain – then shred- then add in the sauce at the end? Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 6, 2017

          Hi Nancy, the photos in steps 2 and 3 will clarify – put everything in the slow cooker (sauce and chicken) and once the chicken is cooked, shred it and place it back into the slow cooker with the sauce that the chicken was cooking in. I Hope that helps! Reply

  • Moira
    September 27, 2017

    Hi There!

    I have a 3 quart crock pot. Can I half the recipe? If so, what should the cooking time be?

    Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 27, 2017

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

  • Sarah
    September 27, 2017

    This is FANTASTIC! I just made it a few days ago, and my family is asking for it again! A new family favorite!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 27, 2017

      I’m glad to hear that Sarah! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

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