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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

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

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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
↑↑↑ Wishing I had leftovers…

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

4.87 from 151 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
A pile of BBQ chicken with a wooden spoon in the chicken.
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.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$14
Keyword: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 317 kcal
Servings: 8 if used in sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken breasts (boneless, skinless), about 5-6 count
  • 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 770mg33%
Potassium 781mg22%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 171IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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  • Mya
    April 13, 2021

    What kind of buns did you use ? I’m making this tonight !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2021

      Hi Mya, we have photos of the buns we used in the recipe, but this is versatile; you can use brioche buns, and some of our readers also use the little Hawaiian buns for those who wanted a slider.

      Reply

  • Jane Toftey
    April 12, 2021

    Our family is headed to the northshore of Minnesota to gorgeous resort this summer. I will be making this for our first family vacation since the pandemic. And yes, I will pack my slow cooker. Thank you for your awesome recipes! Everyone LOVES this BBQ chicken!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2021

      You’re welcome, Jane! This will be perfect during the summer!

      Reply

  • Pat
    April 11, 2021

    My chicken is rubbery and is not shredding easily. It appears fully cooked and has been cooking for the prescribed about of time on high heat. Would more vinegar break it down? What did I do wrong? They are large thick chicken breasts.

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    • Natasha
      April 12, 2021

      Hi Pat, if they are very large chicken breasts, they may need a little more time, or especially if you started with frozen chicken they would need a little longer.

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  • Jessica
    March 31, 2021

    Hi Natasha! My husband LOVES this meal. Silly question – do you use any buns? Do you toast them? And do you put any condiments on the bun?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2021

      Hi Jessica, yes, as we mentioned in the recipe, we “Serve as is or in buns with the best coconut coleslaw (find the recipe on natashaskitchen.com) and dill pickle chips.” You can definitely toast the buns; it’s such a treat! I hope you love it!

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  • Tiff
    March 23, 2021

    Can I use frozen chicken?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 23, 2021

      Hi Tiff, I have not tested that, but I recently read that adding frozen meats to a slow cooker can be unsafe, so it’s best to do a quick-thaw in cold, cold water at least before adding them.

      Reply

  • Susan
    March 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I used bone-in chicken thighs and it was fabulous! I added cayenne because we like spicy and a little apple cider vinegar for tartness. Even my husband who only eats white meat chicken loved it and asked me to make it again. Also, your coconut cole slaw was delicious. That’s how I’ll be making cole slaw from now on. I have a question, though, my sister wants to make this, but she doesn’t have a slow cooker. If she makes it in the oven using chicken thighs, how long and what temp should she do? Thanks for your recipes. So far, all the ones I’ve tried are winners!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Susan! I’m so glad you’re all enjoying our recipes! You can actually do it on the stovetop or in the oven. I think it’s a little easier (hands-off) and less time-consuming in the oven. You can follow the baking instructions outlined in my sweet and spicy baked chicken.

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  • Caitie Hepner
    March 13, 2021

    Can this recipe be made with chicken thighs? I have a bunch! Looks delicious.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2021

      Hi Caitie, I suggest boneless skinless thighs, and they should work.

      Reply

  • Sarah
    February 22, 2021

    Made this for my mom’s birthday and she loved it!! (she’s very picky, and at restaurants normally describes her meal as “ok”). She even put some of it in a container for leftovers the next day. Recipe was very simple too, which I appreciated. Would definitely recommend to someone who wants an easy meal that will please a crowd.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 23, 2021

      Hi Sarah, thank you so much for your recommendation and awesome review. I appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Alina Kuebler
    February 19, 2021

    Juicy and delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Marisa
    February 7, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I think I am hooked on your recipes! I’m anxious to try this one but my kids are picky eaters. Can I sub the onions for lemon juice instead? If so how much would I use? Thank-you looking forward to your reply.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2021

      Hi Marisa, I honestly haven’t tried that yet to advise. I saw someone else commented that they added a little bit of lemon and liked it!

      Reply

  • Julia
    January 19, 2021

    Has anyone tried freezing this? How did it go?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

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

      Reply

    • Alli
      January 25, 2021

      I routinely freeze half of it for an easy meal later. No complaints from my picky family. Great recipe!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 25, 2021

        Thank you for sharing that with us, Alli!

        Reply

  • Valerie
    January 18, 2021

    Thank you for recipe! It came out delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Marni
    January 15, 2021

    Excellent recipe – quick easy, and delicious! I made a couple of changes- I added a little lemon juice to the recipe and used less brown sugar because my BBQ sauce is very sweet. I don’t own a crockpot so I baked in the oven. I cooked 40-45 minutes, covered, at 400F, then I reduced the temperature to 350 F and cooked another 10-15 minutes. Served it on a bun with fried onions and creamy coleslaw.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Marni! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Kathleen
    December 12, 2020

    Can I make with frozen chicken breasts ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      Hi Kathleen, I have not tested that, but I recently read that adding frozen meats to a slow cooker can be unsafe so it’s best to do a quick-thaw in cold cold water at least before adding them.

      Reply

  • Vicky
    November 9, 2020

    I just found this recipe this week (November 2020), and it was perfect! I used Stubb’s original BBQ sauce and let it go on high for 3.5 hours or so and another 20 minutes on low. So much easier than other recipes that have you sear the chicken first. This took no time and we have lots of leftovers to look forward to!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

      • Colin
        February 23, 2021

        I made this today in my Instant Pot (as a slow cooker). Cooked for 6 hours on low then 40 min on high with a new batch of sauce once shredded. Turned out amazing and will now be my #1 go to pulled chicken recipe.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 23, 2021

          That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

          Reply

  • Adrienne
    November 8, 2020

    Can I use chopped onion instead of grated?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 8, 2020

      That will work too, Adrienne!

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  • Inna
    November 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I really want to try this recipe but I don’t have a slow cooker and was wondering if it would work if I used an instapot?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 5, 2020

      Hello Inna. I think that would be a great experiment but without testing it, I really can’t provide specific instructions. I love my instant pot, but things don’t always translate the way I hope they would to the instant pot. I will add it to my list, but if you experiment before I do, let me know how it goes.

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  • Tara McKee
    November 4, 2020

    Hi, could someone please enlighten me how many oz or ml would be in 1.5 cups of BBQ sauce, looking forward to trying this!! Thank you

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  • cheryl dodson
    November 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha! Any idea if I use sugar free BBQ sauce an diabetic brown sugar, what the total carbs would be for this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2020

      Hi Cheryl, I don’t have a recipe for that but I bet your local grocery store may have a BBQ sauce that is sugar free.

      Reply

  • Amy
    October 19, 2020

    Hi, can you tell me roughly how many this recipe could feed? I’m making pulled chicken sandwiches for about 12.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2020

      Hi Amy, I would scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post and check the serving size there. We do have a recipe slider allowing you to adjust how many recipes you would like to make.

      Reply

  • Sfongs
    October 7, 2020

    Absolutely love this recipe, made it for the first time last night and we had with with Nachos (guacamole/sour cream and lots of red onion/corn and red capsicum. Absolutely delicious and will be adding it to our meal rotations

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2020

      I’m so glad! Thank you for sharing this great review!

      Reply

  • Brian J. Wheeler
    October 5, 2020

    Was looking for a good, simple slow-cooker recipe and came across this one. AWESOME! Easy prep. Hands down probably the most satisfying pulled “anything” I’ve ever had … or Made! Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2020

      We love this recipe! So so good & so easy! Thank you for sharing this wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Bridget Marie
    October 4, 2020

    Made this tonight. It was delicious! I was wondering what the olive oil is used for? And if I could leave it out next time. What do you think?

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    • Natasha
      October 5, 2020

      Hi Bridget, it adds a little more moisture and juiciness to the meat when it’s shredded. The recipe should still work without it if you are looking to cut the calories.

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  • Lisa Sampietro
    September 27, 2020

    Just made this last night so we had something easy to make/eat during The Stanley Cup game last night ( Go TBLighting lol).
    It was beyond a hit. So simple to make and hands down one of the best BBQ Chicken sandwiches anyone has ever had. So much so, that they all came back over today to watch Sunday football and asked there were leftovers. lol
    This is 100% a recipe I’ll be saving and I’m pretty sure they’ll be asking for it every Sunday for football season. lol Thank you so much!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 27, 2020

      That is awesome to know, Lisa. I am so glad that everyone enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for sharing that with us and for your great feedback.

      Reply

  • Andrea
    September 25, 2020

    How long should this cook when making with rotisserie chicken?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2020

      Hi Andrea, I haven’t tested this with rotisserie to advise. We also took a look at our reader comments and haven’t found anyone trying it to advise on a time or process. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Patty
    September 20, 2020

    I have made this recipe for a while..its easy and tastes just fine for a quick prep recipe but I can not imagine adding brown sugar, its too sweet as it is with just the BBQ sauce, in fact I cut the BBQ sauce with hot sauce to lower the sweet in it.

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    • Natasha
      September 21, 2020

      Hi Patty, you definitely could use less sugar if using a very sweet bbq sauce.

      Reply

  • W. K. Fisher
    September 1, 2020

    Made Pulled Pork yesterday from a recipe on another site. It was good.
    Made this Pulled Chicken recipe today. It’s 10 times better than the pork. Healthier & easier to prepare. Great flavor. This is better than you can get at any restaurant.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 1, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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    • William F.
      September 2, 2020

      I should point out, I used DINOSAUR BBQ SAUCE and a little FRANKS REDHOT ORIGINAL SAUCE

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 2, 2020

        Thank you so much for sharing that William!

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  • Donna W
    August 28, 2020

    My 17 year old made this tonight … with the coconut coleslaw and homemade buns. What a delicious meal! Thanks for sharing. We will make this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 28, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Tiffany
    August 13, 2020

    Excellent. Added more barbecue sauce because and I 4 lbs of chicken. Simple easy and all ingredients on hand. I did season my chicken before putting it in the crockpot with just salt pepper and garlic. Delicious!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 13, 2020

      Fantastic! Thanks for sharing that with us, Tiffany.

      Reply

  • Heather
    August 11, 2020

    I never comment on recipes but this BBQ chicken was so good and so simple that I couldn’t resist. I followed your recipe and used a combination of chicken breasts and thighs. I made your coconut slaw too – delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 11, 2020

      You are most welcome, Heather. Reading your comments and feedback makes me feel happy, thank you!

      Reply

  • Kirstyn Garcia
    July 8, 2020

    Are you able to make this in an instant pot? If so do you know how long it would take?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2020

      Hi Kirstyn, I think that would be a great experiment but without testing it, I really can’t provide specific instructions. I love my instant pot, but things don’t always translate the way I hope they would to the instant pot. I will add it to my list, but if you experiment before I do, let me know how it goes.

      Reply

  • Satina Guerrero
    July 2, 2020

    I just made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I did sub chicken thighs for breasts because thats all i had… and I also subed sweet baby rays sugar free barbecue and swerve brown sugar because I’m on a low carb diet…..it turned out amazing! Thank you for your fabulous recipes! They never disappoint!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Satina!

      Reply

  • Denise
    June 22, 2020

    Made the slow cooker bq chicken recipe for a neighborhood get together. Everyone loved it and many have asked for the recipe. I used brioche buns, and also the little Hawaiian buns for those who wanted a slider.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 22, 2020

      So wonderful to hear that everyone loved it, Denise! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Bethany Priester
    June 22, 2020

    VERY delicious! Easy and super flavorful!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Bethany!

      Reply

  • Donnie Soplop
    June 18, 2020

    You’re an extremely practical site; couldn’t make it without ya!|

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2020

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our site!

      Reply

  • Liadan
    June 10, 2020

    (Sort of) made this for dinner, didn’t have any of the ingredients except the bbq sauce and the chicken. (Weber’s sauce and three large breasts) Dumped the lot into the crock pot and four hours late we had amazing pulled chicken. The easiest and tastiest thing I’ve made recently! So excited to try again with other sauces. (Thinking about a green chile pulled chicken next…!)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 10, 2020

      I love it! Thanks for sharing your experience with us, I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Nancy Lee
    June 10, 2020

    Hi Natasha, love your videos I wonder what the prep dish with what appears to be herbs is. I am making this today for the first time.

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    • Natasha
      June 10, 2020

      Hi Nancy, I’m not sure what you referring to. Can you clarify?

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    • Julie
      June 18, 2020

      Brown Sugar.

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    • Jen
      July 14, 2020

      I thought it was herbs too but it’s olive oil. The table makes it look like there’s herbs in there since the olive oil is translucent.

      Reply

  • isabella
    June 9, 2020

    This lacked flavour, added some salt afterwards and tasted 10x better. Definitely recommend usinga flavourful bbq sauce you know you enjoy, and if not add some salt and some hot sauce if that’s what you’re into.

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    • Natasha
      June 10, 2020

      Hi Isabella, the type of bbq sauce used can definitely play a role and it’s smart to add salt to taste.

      Reply

  • Andrew
    May 26, 2020

    Just made this recipe, it’s very good. I would tell folks that like thing a little spicy get a spicy BBQ sauce or add hot sauce to the sandwich when finished. The finished product is a little on the sweet side.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

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  • Shawn Davis
    May 25, 2020

    Natasha, You get five stars because I used the recipe! Thank you. I did have to add more seasoning (Johnnys), Tabasco sauce, pepper, and an extra half bottle of Kraft BBQ sauce (it was my mom’s favorite). I made it for Memorial Day and served it with cilantro lime cole slaw, corn on the cob and a fresh fruit salad. Great recipe for families.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2020

      That is awesome! I’m so glad you chose this recipe and thanks for your great feedback.

      Reply

  • Lindsey
    May 11, 2020

    Really good and easy to make!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 11, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • JOBI SCHWARTZ
    May 10, 2020

    I only have chicken thighs on the bone. Can I use it?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2020

      I imagine that should work too. Please let us know it goes.

      Reply

  • Bill Sussman
    May 6, 2020

    Can you freeze this’s after cooking it? I added honey and it tasted great!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2020

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

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      • dot
        March 1, 2021

        ps it possible to make it without the bbq sauce which i hate sounds great for my husband who eat bbq sauce on everything thought i would make it with chicken however

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 2, 2021

          Hi there, you can try and see how it goes but it might just be drier than the usual recipe, just add more seasoning like salt and pepper to taste. Please share with us how it goes if you give that a try.

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  • Natalie
    April 20, 2020

    Tasteless. Recommend you season the chicken before adding to the pot. Not sure what I did wrong but it lacked flavor.

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    • Natasha
      April 21, 2020

      Hi Natalie, that could be due to using less bbq sauce. Most bbq sauces have plenty of flavors where added salt is not needed.

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  • Angela
    April 20, 2020

    I didn’t thaw my chicken, is it okay if I put it in the slow cooker frozen?

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    • Natasha
      April 20, 2020

      Hi Angela, I have not tested that, but I recently read that adding frozen meats to a slow cooker can be unsafe so it’s best to do a quick-thaw in cold cold water at least before adding them.

      Reply

  • Louise Clark
    April 12, 2020

    I made this today together with homemade potato skins. Went down really well with the family and we all loved it! 👌 I also feel that brown sugar was not needed so will try it without next time. We have some leftover s having it tomorrow with qninoa rice 😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2020

      Sounds good! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Claudine
    April 6, 2020

    Can you give me the instructions for this recipe to be made in a dutch oven?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2020

      Hi Claudine, You can actually do it on the stovetop or in the oven. I think it’s a little easier (hands-off) and less time-consuming in the oven. You can follow the baking instructions outlined in my sweet and spicy baked chicken.

      Reply

  • Lopez Sandra
    April 1, 2020

    Thank’s for your’s recipe i love so much

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 1, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Sherry
    March 30, 2020

    I totally botched this recipe! I used some frozen chicken and not frozen chicken. The sauce ended up being a watery soup (I’m guessing due to using frozen chicken.) I’m so disappointed. But, I will def. make again just not using frozen chicken. So, I highly recommend not using frozen chicken.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      That is more than likely that culprit Sherry! Thank you fro sharing that feedback with me!

      Reply

    • Aurora & Jacob
      April 18, 2020

      We are making this recipe for the second time! First time, we had it on tacos with slaw and then with mac&cheese. This time, we’re going to spread it on a homemade pizza and see how it goes! Thank you, Natasha, for brightening up our time with this recipe.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 18, 2020

        I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

        Reply

  • Darlene
    March 30, 2020

    Well, I really like most of the recipes of Natasha’s that I’ve tried but I this crock pot chicken Barbecue was not what I thought it would be. It just wasn’t for us. Will be trying more recipes from Natasha for sure!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2020

      Sorry hear that, Darlene. Could you be more specific as to what it is that you didn’t like about the recipe? Curious to know.

      Reply

  • Emily
    March 30, 2020

    Absolutely amazing flavour and so simple to make.

    We ended up serving it over rice with a side of green beans instead of in a burger bun. It absolutely works like that too!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2020

      That’s nice! I’m so glad that your version was yummy too. Thank you for the great review!

      Reply

  • MaryBeth
    March 27, 2020

    Would the recipe change at all if I use bonelsss skinless thighs instead of breasts?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2020

      Hi MaryBeth, I haven’t tested that but I imagine that should be alright if that’s what you have available. Please update us and let us know how it goes!

      Reply

  • vm
    March 26, 2020

    I have bone in chicken breast. Do you think that would work? #shelterinplacecookwhatugot

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    • Natasha
      March 26, 2020

      Hi, I haven’t tried this with bone-in chicken breast but that should work fine.

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  • Mary
    March 18, 2020

    My family Loves when I make this recipe! They only way we make crock pot chicken anymore! And my daughter has started making it for her family as well!
    Super Easy and super delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 18, 2020

      So great to hear that this recipe has become a favorite! Thank you for sharing that with us and I hope you love every recipe that you try.

      Reply

  • Barbara
    March 8, 2020

    The BBQ pulled chicken is awesome! I have tried different recipes but my sons said this was the best! Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 8, 2020

      Yay your good feedback really makes me happy! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Larissa Mospanyuk
    March 6, 2020

    Made this recipe. Was delicious! Looking forward to making it again

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 6, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Larissa!

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  • Larissa Kaluta
    February 28, 2020

    I dont have the brown sugar, do you think it will make a difference if I make this recipe without it?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 28, 2020

      Hi Larissa, several of our readers have reported enjoying this recipe without brown sugar. Here is what one of our readers wrote “Super easy and delicious! We leave the brown sugar out because we don’t like things too sweet”

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      • Dominique
        March 5, 2020

        Hi Natasha, can we put frozen chicken or does it have to be defrosted? Thanks!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 5, 2020

          Hi Dominique, 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. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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    • Barbara Silva
      April 16, 2020

      Natsha, what kind of Instant Pot did you use to make the Ribs? I want to make sure to buy the right one

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  • Carla
    February 21, 2020

    Just made this recipe in my slow cooker and my whole family enjoyed it for several days . Love this so much and will always make this. ThankYou so much for all your recipes. I enjoy them.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 21, 2020

      That’s so great Carla! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Krystelle
    February 3, 2020

    I LOVE this recipe! I don’t eat pork but my boyfriend loves pulled pork, and this was a fantastic compromise. We both love it! We’ve had it 3 times and it never gets old. I was wondering if you knew the nutrition info? I cannot find it on this site.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      Hi Krustelle, I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info but we are working on adding it to all of our recipes, 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

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  • Anita
    February 3, 2020

    Hi! Soooo yummy I have made this several times. It’s a really good cheap recipe. I like to pour this all over a plate of mashed potatoes. Sooooo good.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Anita!

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  • Sonya Contino
    February 2, 2020

    By far the easiest and most delicious slow cooker bbq chicken I have come across! This is a great recipe and I have made it several times, it is in our monthly rotation now. This and some homemade coleslaw and veggie side dish are absolute heaven. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2020

      You are very welcome Sonya. I’m happy to know that this is a monthly favorite now. Thank you for sharing your experience regarding this recipe!

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  • Mary
    January 24, 2020

    Hi! I have made this several times. It’s a really good cheap recipe. I like to pour this all over a plate of mashed potatoes. Sooooo good.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2020

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Ginka
    January 13, 2020

    Hi, Natasha, can I make this in my Instant pot using the Slow cook (No-pressure cooking) program? Would I have to adjust the time?
    Thank you, I am so looking forward to preparing this!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      Hi Ginka, I have not tested that on that setting to advise. If you experiment, please let me know how you like the recipe.

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  • Susan
    January 13, 2020

    This was so easy. The Chicken BBQ recipe made a lot for just one, but I was able to share it with two friends and still have enough for several meals for me. I will definitely do this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      That’s just awesome, Susan! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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    • Julia B
      April 4, 2020

      I’ve had this recipe in the slow cooker and it’s been a favorite of ours! Was wondering if you can adjust it to instant pot?

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        April 4, 2020

        Hello Julia, I think that would be a great experiment but without testing it, I really can’t provide specific instructions. I love my instant pot, but things don’t always translate the way I hope they would to the instant pot. I will add it to my list, but if you experiment before I do, let me know how it goes.

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  • Ruth petzke
    January 3, 2020

    I made this recipe today. It’s insanely good!! Not extra liquid at all!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Ruth! Thank you for that wonderful review.

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  • tara
    December 26, 2019

    what would the cooking time be on high if i double this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2019

      Hi Tara, 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.

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  • John
    December 17, 2019

    Tasted great just using Sweet Baby Rays Hickory and brown sugar sauce. The cooking times listed seem to be way off, I cooked 3 boneless chicken breasts on low in the crockpot and they were perfect 3 hours later

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, John! It may take less or more time depending on your crockpot. I’m glad to hear it went quicker for you, that’s so great!

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  • Brady
    December 12, 2019

    My friend served this at a party and sent me here when I asked for the recipe. I didn’t see any reviews of people cooking it in an electric pressure cooker but I was short on time to make dinner so I went ahead and tried it anyway and it worked great!! I was low on ingredients (I made about 2/3 the recipe) and my chicken breasts were frozen so I cooked it 12 minutes and that worked for me but you may need to adjust if you make a full recipe and/or have defrosted chicken.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Brady!

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  • Rimma
    October 30, 2019

    I do not own a crock pot, can I make this in the oven?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 30, 2019

      I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Denise
    October 29, 2019

    Can this be made ahead and frozen?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 29, 2019

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

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  • Kathy Kuhn
    October 28, 2019

    Should I follow the same directions for boneless skinless chicken thighs?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2019

      Hi Kathy, I would suggest boneless skinless thighs.

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    • Robby
      December 29, 2019

      Hi! I’d like to try this in an instant pot, any idea about the cooking time? Thank you!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 30, 2019

        Hi Robby, I think that would be a great experiment but without testing it, I really can’t provide specific instructions. I love my instant pot, but things don’t always translate the way I hope they would to the instant pot. I will add it to my list, but if you experiment before I do, let me know how it goes.

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    • Kylie
      December 30, 2019

      Can the chicken breasts layer on top of each other or do they have to be one layer and not overlap?
      Thankyou

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 31, 2019

        Hi Kylie, They are fine in more than one layer.

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  • Chris W.
    October 22, 2019

    I made this last night, and it was delicious. The only small change I made was dicing up the onion very small instead of grating. For those that got watery/soupy results, blame the chicken, not the recipe. Chicken breasts can be injected with up to 20%+ of a salt water solution. So, not only is that solution being released into the sauce as it cooks, the actual chicken breasts shrink because of it, as well. I’ve learned to pay attention to how much of a solution is added to the chicken I buy, and purchase accordingly to what I plan on using it for. It really does affect recipe outcomes. Ever wonder why your breading or batter comes off during frying? It’s because of a high solution content.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Chris! How interesting!

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  • Christy Mason
    October 22, 2019

    How would you do it with leftover, cold rotisserie chicken?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2019

      Hi Christy, we took a look at the recipe comments and haven’t found that. We haven’t tried that with cooked chicken either. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Beth
    October 20, 2019

    Wonderful recipe! Tasted even better the next day. Already making it again to freeze for an easy meal. My family gave this a big thumbs up.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Beth!

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      • Beth
        October 22, 2019

        Making this again today. Freezing portions for future quick meals.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 22, 2019

          That’s so great!

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  • Anna
    October 12, 2019

    Made this for my family this evening, and we loved it so much that I want to make it for our little one’s upcoming birthday party. Problem is I’ve only got one crock pot and it has been requisitioned for another dish. Suggestions as to how to prepare this using the oven or stovetop?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Hi Anna, You can bake or cook it on the stovetop. I think it’s a little easier (hands off) and less time consuming in the oven.

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  • Julie Williamson
    October 6, 2019

    This is such an easy recipe and it was great! Everyone loved it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Paige
    September 30, 2019

    How does the cooking time change if using frozen chicken breasts?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 30, 2019

      Hi Paige, 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

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  • Haylie
    September 26, 2019

    Can you double this recipe in the crockpot? Planning on making this weekend! Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2019

      Hi Haylie, 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.

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  • Jami
    September 22, 2019

    Delicious. I made this for myself and my husband. He is super picky and he really enjoyed it and went for seconds (so did I). I use 2 large chicken breast and half of a normal size chicken breast (all we had left or I would’ve done more). My husband does not like super sweet so I did 1 cup of Bbq sauce and 1 Tbs of brown sugar. Turned out great!! My only question-what can I do to help eliminate or limit the liquid in the crockpot. I believe it’s just all the broth from the chicken breasts. Oh also my husband is taking left overs to work tomorrow (again big deal as he doesn’t like to eat the same thing two days in a row typically).

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Jami! If you shred the chicken, it soaks up most of the juice and makes the chicken really moist. It might be a good idea to remove some of the liquid if using less chicken and you can always add it back to taste and preference

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  • Margaret
    September 19, 2019

    Hi folks, I need to bring this recipe to a party on sat. Can I cook this on Friday and then back in crock pot and leave on warm for Sat?
    Any suggestions are welcome. Can’t wait to try this

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    • Natasha
      September 19, 2019

      Hi Margaret, I wouldn’t suggest leaving it on warm overnight or it will over cook and dry out. It’s best made the morning of but you can make it a day ahead and refrigerate then reheat the next day adding a splash of water if needed. It will reheat well since it’s a moist chicken.

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  • Eileen Stamato
    August 27, 2019

    Thank you so much for the recipe. My company does crock pot Wednesdays. It was a surprise for my turn this week. We feed about 25-30 people each week. Hope this comes out awesome. Additions coleslaw, potato salad, rolls, and cookies. Thanks again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 28, 2019

      That’s amazing Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Manuel
    August 15, 2019

    Very good! We had this for traditional ferragosto (Italian commemoration on August 15) it gas been a pleasure!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Margie
    July 28, 2019

    Delicious ,we put ours on toasted Brioche buns topped with homemade Cole slaw.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Margie!

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  • Tara
    July 22, 2019

    I have a bunch of chicken breasts that need to be cooked up so I found this recipe and decided to make it tonight for me and my 3 year old son. We are using Guy Feiri’s sweet mesquite BBQ sauce (double pack found at costco). We’re putting it on leftover hot dog buns with leftover coleslaw to use up what’s in the fridge and making a peach, feta mixed green salad with it! It’s so helpful to have the rough cost of the dish included for meal planning however I would recommend to add if that’s in US or Canadian $ as 6 breasts of chicken where I live costs $26 so the cost to make this dish is double of what the recipe states. Just a thought. 🙂 Thanks for this, we look forward to trying it soon!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Tara!

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  • CL
    July 20, 2019

    Delicious! I made this yesterday when the temp was 95 outside. I had 4 large chicken breasts I cut in half. I set it on high for 3 hours, shredded the chicken, and turned it to low for 1 hour. I used a whole bottle of sugar free BBQ. Served with coleslaw and watermelon! Great for a hot summer day!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Courtney
    July 12, 2019

    If I wanted to add liquid smoke, how much would I add and how would I go about doing that?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2019

      Hi Courtney, I haven’t experimented with that so I can’t advise but here is what one of our readers wrote “Made a batch for a pot luck, everyone loved it. I did add a tiny bit of liquid smoke to the cooking liquid to start, otherwise followed recipe exactly. I also blended the onion with the oil, worst. sauce, and a little bbq sauce because I don’t have a grater, and it worked great!” If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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