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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

4.85 from 116 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
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
Servings: 8 (if used in sandwiches)

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs about 5-6 count boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 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.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

 

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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  • Sandy
    August 23, 2016

    Hi there,

    If I am cooking this recipe on a low temperature, how long do I wait to shred the chicken? I just wonder if it needs to sit shredded in the sauce for a specific amount of time to be absorbed.

    I am trying this tomorrow so hope to hear from you. Thank you!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2016

      Hi Sandy, you can serve it pretty much immediately after it goes back into the sauce. It just needs to be coated in the sauce and it’s ready to enjoy 🙂 Reply

  • Eileen Sutterfield
    August 18, 2016

    We had this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 18, 2016

      Eileen, thank you for such a nice review, I’m glad you liked it 😄. Reply

  • Dee
    August 18, 2016

    I used 4 chicken breasts and cooked on low for 5 hours. Seemed a bit dry. Suggestions? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 18, 2016

      Hi Dee, The only thing I could think is if you have a larger dutch oven and it is spread out more in the pot, it will cook faster because there is a larger surface area. Also, did you use 3 lbs of chicken breast? Using less chicken will also cook it a little faster. I hope that helps! 🙂 Reply

  • Hillary
    August 16, 2016

    This recipe sounds delicious but I don’t have a crockpot! Have you found a way to do it in the oven that you like? Would love to do it for dinner tonight! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 16, 2016

      Hi Hillary, sorry I couldn’t get to your comment sooner. We were traveling today and the day. I have done a similar recipe in the oven and I would probably follow this tutorial for baking this chicken. Reply

  • Alyssa
    August 13, 2016

    This is a great recipe! I made this for a hiking picnic tomorrow. We’re taking a boat out to an island and I needed something easy that will even taste good cold (I love cold chicken). I used one 18 oz Bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce and added one clove of minced garlic and a few shakes of red pepper flakes since another review said it was too sweet, even though most disagree with that I wanted to be safe. I cooked 4 chicken breasts on high for 3 hours, they were tender and juicy and fully cooked then shredded them and added the chicken back to the crock pot off heat for 30 minutes then refrigerated it. I’m going to serve with sweet Hawaiian rolls to balance the sweet & spicy flavor of the sauce and some coleslaw on the sandwiches. I haven’t served them yet that way but I can tell theyll be delicious from the taste test of the chicken alone. Can’t wait! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 13, 2016

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! You sure made me hungry reading it! 🙂 Reply

  • Hannah
    August 9, 2016

    I am only using 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, for two people. Would 5 hours on low be good? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 9, 2016

      Hi Hannah, it may be enough time but always check for doneness first. When ready, it should pull apart easily with forks. Reply

  • Kristen
    August 3, 2016

    Made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! Seriously, the best crock pot bbq chicken I have ever had. My husband was in heaven! Also, as soon as I put the shredded chicken back into the sauce, and it soaked it all up. I think that made all the difference. Thanks!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 3, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that!! Thank you for the awesome review 🙂 Reply

  • Adina
    August 1, 2016

    I usually love your recipes so I made this without hesitation. Way too sweet. It wasn’t even edible. $25 of chicken breast in the garbage 🙁 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 1, 2016

      Oh No, I’m sorry to hear that! Did you substitute any of the sauce ingredients or change any of the proportions? Reply

  • Amber
    July 30, 2016

    Sooo yummy! Made this today for a family get together. Easy to throw together, requires minimal attention during cooking time, and other then shredding the chicken, is a pretty “mindless” meal to make. Paired with mini slider sized buns and good ole homemade mac and cheese on the side. The sauce to meat ratio, for my specific batch at least, was a tad bit heavy on the sauce, but when we’re talking delicious BBQ, that’s the least of ones worries! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 30, 2016

      Amber, thank you for such a nice review, I’m so glad you liked it 😁. Reply

  • Millie
    July 27, 2016

    I’m sorry I wasn’t clear enough. I want to know if I can mix all the ingredients the night before cooking it. I was wondering if it’s ok to have the chicken sitting in the sauce in the fridge overnight. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2016

      Hi Millie, that should work fine 🙂 Reply

  • Millie
    July 27, 2016

    Can this be prepared the night before and left in the fridge? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2016

      Yes, just reheat the next day until hot. 🙂 Reply

  • SANDRA MORRIS
    July 25, 2016

    Wonderfully simple and delicious recipe! I used onion powder instead of the fresh minced onion and added a pkg of dry Italian dressing mix. Took it to a family gathering where everyone raved over it and have requested that I bring it to our family’s Christmas in July. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2016

      Hi Sandra! Thank you for sharing your awesome review. I love that you do a family Christmas in July! How totally fun! Reply

  • Kayte
    July 22, 2016

    This was super easy and delicious! Whole family loved it. Served it up with homemade potato sticks which added a nice crunch. Toasted the buns under the broiler for a few minutes so they didn’t get too soggy from the sauce. We’ve got leftovers and as full as we all were, we still “argued” over who’d get the leftovers tomorrow! No worries, there’s enough for all! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 23, 2016

      Kayte, thank you for such a nice review and you are very welcome 😀. Reply

  • Sharon
    July 21, 2016

    How many people does this serve? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 21, 2016

      Hi Sharon! It serves 8 if used for sandwiches 🙂 P.S. I usually have the servings in the print friendly version toward the bottom of the post. Reply

  • Kathy
    July 14, 2016

    How come the bbq sauce seems watery? I followed the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 14, 2016

      Hi Kathy, the sauce is supposed to be that way. The chicken absorbs it after you shred it and it’s just right 🙂 Reply

  • Cassie
    July 13, 2016

    This recipe is a hit with my two kids. They absolutely love it! And, so do the adults. I am SO glad I stumbled upon this recipe!

    Thanks!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 13, 2016

      Thank you Cassie for such a nice review, I’m happy to hear that your family loved it 😁. Reply

  • Kate
    July 11, 2016

    I made your recipe for my daughters 1st birthday dinner and everybody LOVED it. Thank you!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear everyone loved it! Thank you for your great review and happy birthday to your daughter!! That is such a sweet age 🙂 Reply

  • Michelle
    July 3, 2016

    I need to double this. Would you suggest using chicken breast and thighs? And how long would you cook it in a crockpot? Also how large of a crockpot do you suggest? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 3, 2016

      Hi Michelle, I usually just cook either chicken breasts or thighs for more even cooking and texture. If doubling the recipe, you could probably still fit everything in the same sized slow cooker but anything from 5 1/2 qt to 7 qt should work fine. Slow cook on the same settings and for the same amount of time. Cook until chicken can easily be pulled apart with forks.  Reply

  • T-rey
    June 29, 2016

    Just made this with a bbq sauce I made from scratch. Quick and easy even the sauce is quick to do Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 29, 2016

      Mmm homemade BBQ sauce sounds great! 🙂 Reply

  • Karen
    June 18, 2016

    We get together with several neighbors for dinner and tonight was our turn to provide the main dish. This pulled chicken sounded perfect. I used 10 lbs of boneless thighs and breasts. Took 6 hrs to slow cook.I followed the recipe exactly except I minced the onion. It was a huge hit. Thank you Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2016

      Karen, thank you for such a nice review, I’m so happy to hear that everyone liked it 😁. Reply

  • Libby
    June 10, 2016

    Just made this tonight for my #NeverChicken husband and he loved it! (So did I.) Followed the recipe exactly + a dash of hot sauce. I freaked out a little halfway through because it looked sooo watery, but at the end I shredded the chicken, added it back to the sauce for a few minutes, and it was absolutely perfect. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2016

      Libby, thank you for such a nice review, I’m glad you liked it 😀. Reply

  • Erin
    June 9, 2016

    I followed recipe exactly (although I didn’t grate the onion- minced it real fine). It was quick, easy, & super delish! We put them on martin’s potato rolls (our fav). Having leftovers was a bonus since I am 8 months pregnant & have a 15 month old. She ate it up too, btw. Great for the whole family! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2016

      I’m so happy your family enjoyed this! I haven’t tried those rolls but potato rolls sure sound amazing! Thanks for sharing your great review and congratulations on baby #2! Blessings to you and your little one 🙂 Reply

  • Carla
    June 7, 2016

    Natasha, would it work to double the recipe in the slow cooker? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 7, 2016

      Hi Carla, that should work fine to double it as long as your slow cooker is large enough. 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

      • Carla
        June 9, 2016

        Thank you. Reply

  • Autumn
    June 4, 2016

    I am hosting a graduation party and making 15 pounds of chicken bbq. The recipe sounded easy and the reviews were great so I thought I would give it a try! It’s FABULOUS!! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 5, 2016

      Wow that’s a lot of chicken! I’m so glad you liked it. Thank you so much for the awesome review! Reply

    • Carla
      June 7, 2016

      Autumn, does it work to double the recipe in the slow cooker? Reply

  • Cristina
    May 31, 2016

    This looks great. Does this recipe freeze well? If so how far ahead can it be made? I am planning a birthday party and don’t want to make everything the day before. Thanks in advance. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 31, 2016

      Hi Christina, to be honest, I’ve never tried freezing the finished product. I think it would work but I just haven’t tried it to give you specifics. Sorry that’s not very helpful. Reply

  • Paige Harris
    May 30, 2016

    By far, one of the best crock pot recipes! So delicious and my family wants it all the time. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 30, 2016

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

  • Rebecca
    May 30, 2016

    Thank you so much! This tastes absolutely delicious! I didn’t have any onions but it came out great! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 30, 2016

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

  • Rochelle
    May 29, 2016

    So good! I used bone in thighs and it turned out great. I also added spicy pickles to the sandwich. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 29, 2016

      Mmm spicy pickles sound nice! Reply

  • caroline
    May 26, 2016

    Hi, i was wondering if you can use a 7 quart crock pot? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 26, 2016

      Hi Caroline, yes that would work fine 🙂 Reply

      • caroline
        May 27, 2016

        I made this for dinner last night and just wanted to let you know it turned out great! Thank you for posting such a delicious recipe : ) i look forward to trying another one very soon! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          May 27, 2016

          I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂 Reply

  • Graham
    May 14, 2016

    Having a Eurovision party today her in Wales and found your recipe.
    Family together and hopefully some sun later too, I can taste it already! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 14, 2016

      Have a great time at your party! You’re the second person today to mention you are going to a Eurovision party today! How awesome!! Reply

  • Laura
    May 13, 2016

    Is the cooking time the same if I use 1-2lbs of chicken?

    Thank You,
    Laura Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 13, 2016

      Hi Laura, with less chicken it might get done an hour sooner. I would test it 1 hour earlier to see if it falls apart. Reply

  • Brittney
    May 12, 2016

    It says it serves 8 people if in sandwiches; is this regular sized sandwiches or sliders? Having a BBQ for a group of friends and want to know if I need to double the recipe. It looks amazing and I am excited to try it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 12, 2016

      Regular sandwiches for this one 🙂 Reply

  • May 10, 2016

    Just after shredding my chicken and placing it back in the pot to let it soak up that sauce. Had a sneaky bite and it tastes delicious!

    I made a couple of minor changes to the recipe: I added some Tabasco sauce and a little paprika, as well as a splash of cider vinegar and some American-style mustard.

    Gonna plate it up tonight on a bun with some coleslaw and sweet potato wedges. Can’t wait! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 10, 2016

      I’m so happy you liked it! I love your add-in ideas. Yum! Reply

  • Rosalyn Mejia
    May 7, 2016

    I wonderful if you would do a recipe with young jack fruit in water? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 7, 2016

      Hi Rosalyn, Forgive my ignorance but I’ve never even heard of Jack fruit. What do you use it for? Reply

  • Janee
    April 30, 2016

    Hi! So it’s almost time for me to shred! It smells amazinggggggg. I have a question though! Have you ever made it the day before you needed it? I’m making it for a party tomorrow. Just wondering the best way to store it & warm it back up. Thanks!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2016

      I would make it and shred it then let it cool and refrigerate overnight. You can warm it up the next day on the stove just until hot then serve. Reply

  • Danny
    April 15, 2016

    REALLY delicious and the recipe was very much appreciated!
    I’m a single guy, a TERRIBLE cook, and it’s too easy to hit the drive-thru, so this was a risk to attempt. EXCELLENT, and thank you! I LOVE the Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce too, but i dared to try this with half of a sugar-free, calorie free BBQ sauce, and it still turned out great! THANKS!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 16, 2016

      I’m so happy you loved it and thank you for sharing about the sugar free calorie free BBQ sauce! It’s great to know that would work! Reply

  • Stacey
    April 14, 2016

    Is it okay if I stick the chicken in still frozen? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 14, 2016

      I’ve added chicken that was partially frozen and it worked well so I think frozen chicken would be ok. Reply

      • Danny
        April 15, 2016

        I used frozen chicken breasts, but i let thaw in the refrigerator overnight, and it was great! (Frozen chicken works well for most recipes, esp those that require baking or using in a crock pot, since they essentially thaw and then cook, in a sped-up fashion…frozen chicken does not do very well in any stove-top made- recipes. ) Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 16, 2016

          Awesome!! Thanks for sharing that! Reply

  • Candice
    April 13, 2016

    I made this tonight and it was super easy and fast but most importantly delicious!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 13, 2016

      I’m so happy you liked it! Thank you for sharing your awesome review 🙂 Reply

  • Theresa
    April 11, 2016

    This looks yummy, can’t wait to try it! Another great recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen to add to my collection. Just one question, maybe a silly one – the recipe calls for onion, grated (with juice)…what does that mean? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2016

      Great question! When you grate an onion on a grater, it releases juice in addition to pulp, so you want to add the pulp and the juice. 🙂 Enjoy! Reply

      • Theresa
        April 12, 2016

        That makes sense…thanks 🙂 Reply

  • Whitney J
    April 10, 2016

    Once again I tried another one of your recipes and fell in love!! The pulled chicken is out of this world!! I will make this again and again and pass it along to friends as must make recipe. Thanks again!! Being a Texas girl anything BBQ screams my name and this chicken Gets an A++ in my book! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2016

      That is the best review! Thank you so much for sharing that :). You’re awesome! Reply

  • Lisa
    April 2, 2016

    can I double this recipe in a 6 quart crock pot? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 2, 2016

      That sounds like it should work. I believe it will fit 🙂 Reply

  • amanda
    March 23, 2016

    Hi
    Just wondering if you have nutrition info? Thanks!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 23, 2016

      I don’t typically include calorie counts, but if you go to caloriecount.com you can plug in the ingredients and servings and figured out pretty easily that way. I hope that helps! Reply

  • Natalie
    March 20, 2016

    Hi, question for you. 5-6 breast is way to much for my family of 2.5. If I reduced this to 3 breast and halved the other ingredients how long do you think I should cook this on low for? I don’t wanna dry it out and I’ll be setting a timer since I’ll be at work all day. Maybe 4 hours on low? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 20, 2016

      Hi Natalie, I think 4 hours on low would work if you cut the recipe in half. Check for doneness by shredding it with a couple of forks – if it pulls apart easily, it’s done! 🙂 Reply

  • Teri Hobson
    March 2, 2016

    I made this last night for tonight’s dinner. The whole house smelled this wonderful meal. I am so excited for my 1st crockpot meal. BUT I am worried that I cooled it overnight and kept the juices inside the Tupperware. Please tell me my food is not ruined! I am worried for dinner now that I am not sure if I made a mistake! Help!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 2, 2016

      I’m not sure what you mean. Did you take the chicken out of the juice to shred it and not add it back to the juice? Reply

  • Susette
    February 19, 2016

    I made this last night and my family devoured it!!! I used chicken thighs instead of breast meat. I also made my own cole slaw. The sauce was VERY good! My family says this recipe is a keeper! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 19, 2016

      That’s so great Susette! It sounds like you have a new favorite 😁. Reply

  • Sarah
    February 19, 2016

    Hi! The breasts came out a bit over cooked. Would 3 1/2 on LOW be too short a time as opposed to the suggested 6+ hours? Thanks for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 19, 2016

      Hi Sarah, are you using a very large crock pot or is it standard sized? Also, did you make sure to add of the ingredients listed? I think 3 1/2 only would be too short. You could probably get away with putting it on low for 5 hours, but check to make sure it is tender and easy to shred. Reply

      • Sarah
        February 21, 2016

        4.5 QT crockpot but you’re right I should just check in on it! Thanks so much and love the help with cookin for my family 🙂 Reply

  • Masha L
    February 17, 2016

    I made this and it was good. I wonder if it would be good frozen for later Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 17, 2016

      I haven’t tried freezing it but I think it would work fine 🙂 Reply

  • Katie
    February 17, 2016

    You are so right, this was actually really really delicious! Guess my style of tasting as I cook fooled me 🙂 Made this for my friends and they were in love. I do like the hot sauce I added, though, cause I like spicy BBQ.  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 17, 2016

      Hi Katie, I’m so happy you liked it. Yes!!! I do love your idea of adding hot sauce for a spicy BBQ.Mmmm 🙂 Reply

  • Leslie S.
    February 15, 2016

    If I plan on doing prep the night before, can I throw everything in the slow cooker, refrigerate, and just take it out in the morning? Or should I keep the chicken and sauce separate overnight and then combine in the morning before cooking? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 15, 2016

      Hi Leslie, I would make the sauce and keep it separate from the chicken then combine in the morning before cooking. Reply

  • Kim
    February 9, 2016

    Can I cook this and then freeze it to use later. I am having a party for about 60 and it sound great. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 9, 2016

      I think that would work fine. Reply

  • Gee
    February 7, 2016

    Just finished making it! Awesomeness!
    Thx for sharing the recipe😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 7, 2016

      You are welcome and thank you for the nice review 😁. Reply

  • Trish
    February 7, 2016

    I’m very excited to try this recipe out tomorrow. I’m new to crock pot cooking. There will be six of us. How many chicken breasts should I use? I would like to save a little for leftovers. Thank you again for posting this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 7, 2016

      Hi Trish, it depends on how many leftovers you want. As is, this recipe serves 8 🙂 Reply

  • February 6, 2016

    This was a hit at new years and making a repeat performance for the big game tomorrow. Good tasty stuff right here. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 7, 2016

      I’m so happy you loved it! Great choice for the big game! 🙂 Reply

  • Gee
    February 6, 2016

    Trying this for Superbowl Sunday… can’t wait for the outcome 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 6, 2016

      This is a great choice for Super Bowl! It’s also really good at sliders! Reply

  • Rachel
    January 30, 2016

    What are your thoughts adding boneless thighs and breasts together? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 30, 2016

      Rachel, that should work just fine. Let me know how the recipe turns out 😁. Reply

  • January 23, 2016

    I added a tbsp of cider vinegar and a tbsp of dark molasses. This chicken was delicious and the perfect dinner during the blizzard of 2016! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 24, 2016

      Shari, thank you for such a nice review and great job improvising the recipe 😃. Our weather is in mid 40s˚, I wish we had some of that snow. Reply

  • Michael
    January 21, 2016

    This Recipe is the bomb! it was really good! and simple 🙂 ingredients are all in my fridge too! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 22, 2016

      Finding out you have everything you need for a recipe – I love it when that happens! 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe! Reply

  • Kayla Brunner
    January 17, 2016

    This was delicious. My husband loved it- will now be a monthly meal! Thank you for this awesome dinner!

    I did not do the coleslaw (mainly because of time)- will be next time. I “buttered” my buns with sweet baby rays and it was a hit 😉

    Also… I saw someone mentioned it dried out at 8 hours low. I did the 4 high and it was fall apart perfect! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 18, 2016

      Thank you for sharing your awesome review!! 🙂 Reply

  • Nikki
    January 14, 2016

    I want to try this tomorrow for my family.. I was wondering do you have to add the Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 14, 2016

      They add nice flavor but I think the recipe would still work without them since the bbq sauce provides plenty of flavor and sugar. Reply

    • Megan
      January 15, 2016

      The brown sugar does add a nice carmelization to the chicken, though. You can probably leave it out but it really does add a little something extra. Reply

  • Tracy
    January 9, 2016

    Do you think this would work with pork loin chops? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2016

      HI Tracy, I haven’t tried that but I think it could work. Ideally you want the pieces to be the same thickness as large chicken breasts and not a whole pork loin or it wouldn’t cook through. It may take a little longer to cook and it might not, jut test to make sure you can easily pull apart the pork when finished. I do have a pulled pork recipe posted also: https://natashaskitchen.com/2011/12/19/svetlanas-pulled-pork/ but that one really needs Pork Shoulder Chuck Roast (more fat than pork loin chops) to work well. Reply

  • Ashlyn
    December 17, 2015

    I thought it was a wee bit dry cooking on low for 8 hours but I brought it to an employee potluck and everyone loved it. I used the Hickory Brown Sugar Sweet Baby Ray’s and it gave it a great smoky flavor. I was short on time so I just shredded some cabbage and added store bought coleslaw dressing but it worked out great. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 17, 2015

      I’m so glad everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Megan
    December 16, 2015

    This looks delish. I’d like to make it for a potluck in two days. If I make it tomorrow and reheat it in the crockpot a day later, will it dry out? If I add a little water and more sauce, will it be okay? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 16, 2015

      Megan, it should be fine with a little bit of water but you don’t need more sauce. Just make sure you are warming it in a crock pot and not cooking it again 😀. Reply

      • Megan
        December 16, 2015

        Thanks for the quick response! I’m looking forward to trying this! Reply

  • rosemary
    December 2, 2015

    Hi Can you freeze this does it still taste OK
    regards Rosemary Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 2, 2015

      I haven’t tried but I imagine it would freeze well. Reply

  • Dory
    November 23, 2015

    Hi! Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to try it for a big group. Have you ever doubled the recipe for a party? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 24, 2015

      I haven’t but as long as your crock pot can hold it, you can double it :). Reply

      • Pamela
        February 1, 2016

        If I double the recipe will I need to cook the chicken longer? Thanks. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 1, 2016

          It should still take about the same amount of time. You might have to add an extra hour. Make sure to cook until chicken is cooked through and easy to shred. Reply

  • Kathy
    October 18, 2015

    Even as we don’t have the exact brand of BBQ sauce over here in the Netherlands this recipe was delicious. I’ve made it yesterday for 12 people and they like it very much. Thanks for sharin! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 18, 2015

      It’s actually not a bad idea to change up the kind of barbecue sauce. Different flavors of barbecue sauce will make this taste different and unique. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Linda
    September 22, 2015

    I made this today and it is delicious. Everyone loved it. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. Also made your creamy cole slaw except I used the package from the store. Shredding cabbage is not my thing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 22, 2015

      Linda, thank you for the great review and you are welcome :). Reply

  • Amy
    August 16, 2015

    Hi
    I tried this recipe yesterday and it was delicious. The coleslaw with the honey bbq just added a great extra flavor.
    Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 16, 2015

      I’m so happy you loved it! Thanks Amy 🙂 Reply

  • August 13, 2015

    Very nice closeup photo, Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 13, 2015

      Thank you Olena :). Reply

  • farzan
    August 13, 2015

    oh it looks fantastic . I gonna to prepare it for dinner , tonight . thank you dear Natash Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 13, 2015

      You are welcome Farzan, let me know how it will work out :). Reply

    • farzan
      August 17, 2015

      hi dear , it was really delicious, my son has asked me to cook him again. it’s a good way to make chicken . thanks Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        August 17, 2015

        Thank you for the great review and you are welcome :). Reply

  • Vikulya
    August 11, 2015

    What else can I use this with?Like what side? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2015

      You can serve it with mashed potatoes and it would also taste great with a cucumber tomato salad like this one. You could serve it as a bbq meat without the sandwich just like any bbq chicken recipe. Reply

  • Lexie
    August 11, 2015

    Natasha this looks great! I have a question for you though, what if I wanted to use beef? My husband isn’t a big fan of chicken. Would I just substitute the chicken or do I need to modify some steps? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2015

      To be honest, I haven’t used beef with this recipe so I can’t say for sure. I think you’d have to brown the beef first and then cook it on high for longer (closer to 5 or 6 hours) until tender. Sorry I can’t say exactly since I haven’t tried it myself. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. Reply

  • Irina
    August 11, 2015

    Natasha this looks amazing, can’t wait to try this!!! Where do u buy buns? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2015

      I purchased these at Fred Meyer 🙂 Reply

  • August 11, 2015

    You’ve got to love a good bbq chicken recipe, especially when it is made in the slowcooker! Yum! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2015

      For sure!! And so easy!! Thanks Shelby 🙂 Reply

  • August 11, 2015

    We were just talking about slow-cooker cooking last night.
    Were your ears burning?

    This looks so delicious, Natasha.
    It’s going onto the table tonight! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2015

      I can come over, right?…. 😉 #wishingIhadleftovers Reply

    • August 11, 2015

      I am so jealous of all that shredded chicken in the second picture!! Tomorrow is my 10th wedding anniversary and I’ve been craving….of all things…BBQ. But I was going to do pork. Not anymore! It’s chicken. I know. I know. Why are we not going out to eat? Because I feel like restaurants just pack on the carbs and oil and I want to control more of what I eat, making it a bit healthier. Plus the kids get hungry and going out to eat with a 3 and 5 year old is not fun, even on your anniversary =) I even have Sweet Baby Ray’s on hand!! yah =) Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        August 11, 2015

        Oh happy Anniversary! Blessings to you! We didn’t go out this year either and we didn’t regret it 😉 Reply

  • Natasha
    August 11, 2015

    Looks great. I do not use slow cooker, if I want to make it without one, should I cook it in the oven or stove top? Reply

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