The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken

This is going to be the easiest BBQ chicken you have ever made. 

 

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I’m not joking… this really is going to be the easiest BBQ chicken you have ever made.  Since I first tested this recipe, it has made it’s way into our  meal rotation almost weekly. It is just that good!

 

Now, don’t get me wrong…nothing beats BBQ chicken straight off the grill. BUT, the flavors of this recipe can’t be beat and you don’t have to sweat over a hot grill.

 

Give it a try next week and I bet you will be converted to the crockpot-side :)

 

 

The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Ingredients

 

2 lbs boneless, skinless  chicken breasts

1 cup  BBQ sauce

1/4 cup Italian dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

salt to taste

 

Directions

 

1. Season chicken breast lightly (a small pinch per breast)  with some sea salt and place in your crockpot.

 

The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken

 

 

 

 

2. In a mixing bowl combine BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well combined.

 

The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken - Step 2

 

 

 

 

3. Pour over chicken, cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours

 

The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken - Step 3

 

 

 

 

4. Once time is up, you can serve the breast whole, or shred with 2 forks. If shredding, recover and let cook in sauce for about 10-15 more minutes to soak up all that delish flavor.

 

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Serve on buns, over rice, in wraps, on a salad or eat a plateful as is!  Our favorite way is on fresh rolls, topped with coleslaw.

 

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5.0 from 6 reviews
The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken
 
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Corey:
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup Italian dressing
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Season chicken breast lightly ( a small pinch per breast) with some sea salt and place in your crockpot.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour over chicken, cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours
  4. Once time is up, you can serve the breast whole, or shred with 2 forks. If shredding, recover and let cook in sauce for about 10-15 more minutes to soak up all that delish flavor.
  5. Serve on buns, over rice, in wraps, on a salad or eat a plateful as is! Our favorite way is on fresh rolls, topped with coleslaw.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Love this Corey! Looks delicious!
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  2. We love to cook on the grill but with all the rainy days we have had this summer, that isn’t always possible…. I will definitely be trying this recipe. It looks great!

  3. Could you tell us what kind of BBQ sauce you used? That makes a huge difference!

  4. Can you tell us what BBQ sauce you used please?

    • I have actually used a couple different kinds :) I usually use Sweet Baby Rays Original, but have also used Trader Joe’s Brand (that one has a little more spice) and Stubb’s Original. They have all turned out wonderful! I would stick with a sauce you usually use :) I hope that helps!

  5. I was 1/2 c short on the BBQ sauce (Trader Joe’s Carolina BBQ Sauce – absolutely yummy). I made the recipe “to the directions” regardless, and waited for my hubby to pick up more BBQ sauce at the store for me (not the same brand, mind you – he picked out Kraft I think). When it was time to add more sauce, about 3 1/2 hrs into cooking, and I lifted the lid for the first time – I was panicked. It was VERY watery… but I trusted this blog, and put the remaining 1/2 c of sauce in, decided to “chunk” the chicken (I used 2 very lg chicken breasts and 3 thighs) so stirring in the sauce would be easier. Put the lid on, and checked it an hour later. PERFECTION! No more watery BBQ soup – it was thick and wonderful. :) I shredded the chicken at this point, ate at least 3 or 4 bits to check the taste (the house smelled soooo good) — and was DIVING back in for more. :) Put the lid back on to cook an additional 20 min. While pics of delicious meals are a dime a dozen now on the internet (mostly pinterest), and the reviews are typically written as follows: “wow that looks delicious- can’t wait to try it!” I’m here to tell you — I’ve made this… and it’s DELICIOUS! :)

    • I am so happy to hear you loved it Kim! Yes, as soon as you chunk or shred the chicken, it thickens up and becomes amazing :) Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review.

    • Am going to try this in the next couple of days …(got to get the BBQ sauce!)

  6. Makenzie says:

    Making this tonight, my little boy LOVES pulled chicken! With him playing All-Star baseball we never have time to cook a REAL meal, we have been living off freezer food and I just so happened to come across this recipe this morning! We don’t cook the chicken beforehand, correct?

    • Makenzie says:

      *Nevermind on the cooking question, keeping the little man entertained inside waiting on his game this evening has made me crazy ;) and I actually stopped and looked at the chicken picture. Oops!

      • Haha. No worries at all Makenzie :) I get mommy brain ALL the time. hehe. I hope you all enjoy the BBQ Chicken!

  7. Do you think this sauce would work equally well work pork, for BBQ pork?

  8. Hi can u tell me what is th Italian dressing is it olive oil?

    • It’s a flavor of salad dressing. It does consist of mostly olive oil, vinegar and Italian seasonings.

  9. melissa says:

    Was wondering if the brown sugar made it very sweet or do the other ingredients even it out? My husband doesn’t like very sweet things, such as baked beans.

  10. Kathleen says:

    WOW!!! This was my very first attempt at cooking with a slow cooker. Your recipe is truly the best!! :) I choose to shred the chicken. … As another reviewer commented it made the kitchen smell incredible!! What a wonderful gift your blog is!! Thank-you for sharing it with all of us.

  11. Do you think this would work with pork? Hubby isn’t a fan of chicken and I hate the idea of using ketchup and honey for pulled pork but can’t find a recipe he likes…

  12. Hey Corey,
    Thanks so much for the recipe. Im trying it today. Just one question. I saw some reviews mentioned adding a 1/2cup of the sauce in at the last hour….did i miss this somewhere in the instructions or was that just something they did? working all day so wont be able to add sauce before the last hour. Will that make a difference? Thanks for your help :)

  13. Have you ever made this using frozen chicken breast?
    Thanks

    • Yes I have, just lengthen the cooking time about 1-2 hours (depending if you are cooking on low or high) :)

  14. I’m so excited to try this recipe! Long story short, we live by the park that has our city’s annual fireworks show so everyone comes over for a swim/bbq party before heading to the park for the festivities! I decided to break from tradition and make this! My question is can this recipe be doubled and still turn out flavorful and moist?

  15. Jacqueline says:

    Hi could you tell me how many pieces of breast chicken does it take to make 2lbs?

  16. I will be trying this recipe and follow all the direction. The picture looks amazing. So, my question would be, bone in pork chops…how much longer would I have to cook it? Or would this work out?

  17. This recipe is delicious and I want to experiment making a pulled pork roast using the same ingredients. I was wondering if you would suggest cutting the pork roast into smaller pieces, say about 2 inches in height and following the same directions as with the The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken?

    Also I found that you can use chiclen thighs to obtain the same results. YUMMY!!!

  18. Made this tonight for my family. It was AMAZING! One of the best I’ve ever had. Sooo easy to make. Will be making this again very soon. :)

  19. heatherlynnsey says:

    One word, AMAZING!

  20. Making this recipe for dinner tonight. Used some Sweet Baby Ray’s, yum. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. I had to sub steak sauce instead of worcestershire because the store didn’t have any though. It looks delish indded.

  21. Can you use regular salt? And can you put thye chicken in the crockpot frozen? Thats how I always put my chicken in the crockpot. That and I only buy frozen chicken. Maybe 5 hrs instead of 4?

  22. Made as directed. Absolutely DELICIOUS!

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