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posted: 01/21/19

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These Root Beer Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are such an easy and delicious dinner. With only about FIVE minutes of prep time and just FOUR ingredients, this is a recipe that your family will come back to again and again. Serve these bbq chicken sandwiches with these baked potato wedges or something a little lighter, this cucumber tomato salad.

root beer slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich close up on a plate

My kids have the day off today in honor of the amazing Martin Luther King Jr. They are eager to go off and do something fun, so I will keep this short and sweet.

A friend of mine posted on FB yesterday that meal planning makes her want to give up on adulating. Hello! Me too. That’s really saying something because I pretty much meal plan for a living. But for some reason, Sundays roll around and it’s like I’ve never made a dinner ever and have no idea where to start. The next time that happens to you, here is where you start: Root Beer Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. Can you beat a dinner that comes together with five minutes hands on time and only four ingredients? (Pssst . . . I have more amazing easy dinners listed throughout this post, including this delicious Easy Szechuan Chicken!)

bbq chicken being dished out of a slow cooker

If you’ve never tried cooking meat in a slow cooker with soda, then you must give it a try! Root Beer Pulled Pork is another great option. Or Slow Cooker Cola Chicken. There are so many variations you can make with this simple formula.

INGREDIENTS FOR ROOT BEER SLOW COOKER BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHES

  • root beer
  • bbq sauce
  • chicken
  • corn starch

HOW LONG DO YOU COOK SLOW COOKER BBQ CHICKEN?

Cook this recipe on high for 2 to 3 hours or on low for 4 to 6 hours. I haven’t tired this bbq chicken in the instant pot yet, but if you do, be sure to let me know how it goes!

crock pot bbq chicken sandwich on a plate made with root beer

GREAT SIDE DISHES FOR SLOW COOKER BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHES

This makes for such a quick easy dinner that is waiting for you. But I do like to put something on the side of it. We eat just simple roasted veggies a lot with our dinners, but here are some other great side options for this easy pulled chicken recipe:

two plates of bbq chicken sandwiches

OTHER GREAT SLOW COOKER DINNERS

I can’t get enough of my slow cooker, especially in the winter. It is perfect for busy weeknights. I keep finding myself developing more and more dinners to make in it.

root beer bbq pulled chicken made in the slow cooker

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Root Beer Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Serves: 6
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
These Root Beer Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are such an easy and delicious dinner. With only about FIVE minutes of prep time and just FOUR ingredients, this is a recipe that your family will come back to again and again.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz root beer I used Dad's
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray's original flavor
  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breasts
  • 1 TBSP corn starch

Instructions

  • Whisk together the root beer (after the fizzing has stopped) and the BBQ sauce.
  • Pour over the chicken in the slow cooker, making sure that some gets between the chicken and the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  • At the end of the cooking time, pull out the whole chicken breasts and shred them on a cutting board. Then whisk the corn starch into the sauce in the crock pot. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and stir to make sure all of it gets completely coated with the sauce.
  • Serve on a nice pretzel bun.

Notes

Please note that the nutritional information is only for the chicken and not for the bun.
Calories: 201kcal (10%) Carbohydrates: 29g (10%) Protein: 17g (34%) Fat: 1g (2%) Cholesterol: 44mg (15%) Sodium: 444mg (19%) Potassium: 193mg (6%) Sugar: 27g (30%) Vitamin C: 8.3mg (10%) Calcium: 10mg (1%) Iron: 0.5mg (3%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
root beer slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich close up on a plate

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Easy Szechuan Chicken

Italian Stuffed Peppers

Easy Chicken Marsala Recipe

Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Mimi Schoelz says

    This looks really yummy! I would like to make this for a group of 20. Can you tell me how many sandwiches this recipe will make?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Mimi! It makes roughly six sandwiches depending on how big you make them.

  2. Andrea Hites says

    Hi Lisa! Love your site. I decided that as long as your chicken pot pie crescent braid and your root beer crock pot chicken were so close together, why not try a some root beer chicken on the crescent braid! So delicious! I also put taco mix on the crescent braid and serve guac, cheese, salsa, sour cream, olives,etc., on the side!

    • Lisa Longley says

      How awesome!! Thank you for sharing this Andrea!

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