This slow cooker bbq chicken recipe can be enjoyed as a whole chicken breast or even shredded chicken breast. Make this quick and easy meal for dinner, just set it and let the slow cooker do all the work!
We like to put in on a kaiser roll topped with our Easy Coleslaw Recipe or some banana peppers and sliced red onion! I wasn’t always a big fan of using a slow cooker to cook meals. It wasn’t until I started working crazy hours a few years ago that I bought one and fell in love. Slow Cookers are great for prepping dinner and allowing it to cook for hours, even if you’re not home. I have used it for stocks overnight too!
This slow cooker bbq chicken uses our homemade bbq sauce, but I leave the water out of the recipe. When you’re cooking the chicken in a slow cooker you’re going to notice that the chicken will release water, so that will add to the sauce. You could double the sauce if you like!
We use one batch of sauce for 4 organic chicken breasts. If you’re not using organic chicken breasts you may notice that your chicken breasts are larger. If you’re using 4 large chicken breasts we suggest doubling the sauce. This sauce is so good you’ll want to have extra at all times, we drizzle some on top of the cooked chicken too!
If you like onions you can also make this slow cooker bbq chicken recipe like we make our BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe!
How long does it take to cook chicken in a slow cooker on high?
Depending on the size, it usually takes about 2-3 hours on high. I usually go for the higher setting since I’m home when it’s cooking. If you want to cook chicken breast in the slow cooker on low you’ll set it for 4-5 hours.
What to serve with Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken?
Here are a few of our favorite recipes to serve with this slow cooker bbq chicken recipe.
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe
- 4 Chicken Breasts
- 1½ cups BBQ Sauce
- Place 4 chicken breasts into the slow cooker.
- Cover the chicken breasts with bbq sauce.
- Set your slow cooker 2-3 hours on high or low for 4-5 hours.
- Once the chicken is fully cooked you can enjoy whole or shred.