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a crockpot bbq chicken sandwich on a bun with potato chips around it
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Crockpot BBQ Chicken

This Crockpot BBQ Chicken uses my five star BBQ sauce to make easy crockpot shredded bbq chicken. Your family will fall back on this recipe over and over.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Condiment, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq sauce, bbq sauce recipe, homemade bbq sauce, slow cooker bbq chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound chicken


  • Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • In the base of the slow cooker whisk together brown sugar, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, and salt. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the chicken and flip once making sure it is coated.
  • Cook on low for 2 to 4 hours. To ensure that your chicken is not over cooked, use an instant read thermometer and cook until it registers 165 degrees.
  • When done, remove the chicken from the slow cooker, and shred well. Return to the slow cooker and toss with the bbq sauce. Serve on buns and enjoy.


Please note that the calorie information does not include the bun as they vary greatly.


Serving: 0.66cup | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 347mg | Sugar: 23g