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Crockpot BBQ chicken in a bun with coleslaw

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

This Crockpot BBQ chicken recipe has tender pulled chicken that's coated in a delicious sweet and smoky BBQ sauce. It's quick to prepare and makes the best sandwiches!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot BBQ Chicken, Crockpot Pulled Chicken, Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken, Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 307kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken breasts (about 4 large) boneless skinless
  • 1.5 cups BBQ sauce use your favorite
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • For serving: buns, coleslaw, etc.


  • Place the chicken breasts in your slow cooker.
  • Add everything except for the chicken to a bowl and stir it together until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss so it's well coated. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours (I do 3.5 hours) or on low for 6-7 hours.
  • Shred the chicken right in the slow cooker using two forks, then stir it so it's coated in the sauce. If needed, and some salt & pepper prior to serving.


  • Makes enough for about 6-8 sandwiches (or fewer if you really stuff them).
  • Shred the chicken as small or coarse as you prefer.
  • You may sub the chicken breasts for chicken thighs.
  • I own this Crockpot.
  • Here's the Instant Pot version of the recipe.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 944mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg