Slow Cooker Awesome Sauce Chicken

Slow Cooker Awesome Sauce Chicken Recipe – experience the ultimate flavor sensation! This tender and juicy pulled chicken is bathed in our mouthwatering Awesome Sauce, a delectable combination of tangy honey mustard, spicy hot sauce, and savory thick teriyaki sauce. Let the slow cooker work its magic as the flavors meld together, creating a truly irresistible dish. Perfect for weeknight dinners or crowd-pleasing gatherings, this pulled chicken is a guaranteed hit. Serve it on buns, topped with pickles and a side of creamy coleslaw, for the ultimate bbq chicken sandwich.

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Slow Cooker Awesome Sauce Pulled Chicken

Brace yourself for a flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more! Juicy chicken slow-cooked to perfection and generously coated in our signature Awesome Sauce. The combination of tangy honey mustard, spicy hot sauce, and savory thick teriyaki sauce creates a symphony of flavors that will dance on your taste buds. Each bite is a perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and a hint of heat that will have you reaching for seconds. The slow cooking process infuses the chicken with incredible tenderness, ensuring it practically melts in your mouth. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply treating your family to a special meal, this chicken is a winner. 

What is Awesome Sauce? 

Awesome sauce is a combination of hot sauce, teriyaki sauce, and honey mustard. The idea came from a sandwich I ate at a local sports bar. The sauce was so good. I asked the waitress what was in it. She asked the cook and came back with the ingredients. We’ve been making the sauce at home ever since.

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How to Make Slow Cooker Awesome Sauce Chicken

This chicken is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Place chicken in a 6-qt crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. In a medium bowl, whisk together honey mustard dressing, hot sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Pour sauce over the chicken. Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW heat for 4 to 6 hours. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker. Shred the chicken with two forks, a standing mixer, or a hand mixer. Add chicken back to the slow cooker and toss in the sauce.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any boneless skinless chicken in this recipe. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, boneless skinless chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell peppers
    • garlic powder
    • onion powder
    • smoked paprika
    • liquid smoke
  •  I use Frank’s Hot Sauce. You can use Frank’s Wing Sauce or Crystal’s hot sauce.
  • This recipe uses a thick teriyaki sauce. I use Sweet Baby Ray’s.
  • For the honey mustard dressing, I use Ken’s or Sweet Baby Ray’s.
  • Is Awesome Sauce Chicken spicy? Yes. There is a definite kick from the hot sauce in this recipe. Feel free to reduce the hot sauce to your personal preference. Start with half of the hot sauce amount and add a  teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired heat.
  • Can I freeze Crockpot Shredded Chicken? Yes! Cool chicken to room temperature and transfer to freezer bags. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • When ready to serve, thaw and reheat in the microwave.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
plate of 2 pulled chicken sandwiches

What to Serve with BBQ Chicken

This pulled chicken is so versatile and a great way to meal prep for the week! Serve it on soft hamburger buns, topped with crunchy pickles and a dollop of creamy coleslaw, for the ultimate sandwich experience. For a classic barbecue feast, serve it with some buttery cornbread, tangy coleslaw, and a side of baked beans

If you’re craving a Tex-Mex twist, pile the pulled chicken onto warm tortillas, and top with fresh cilantro, salsa, diced onions, and a squeeze of lime for the best chicken tacos. Add some Mexican rice and refried beans on the side for a complete fiesta of flavors. 

Looking for a lighter option? Serve the pulled chicken over a green salad, and top it with sliced avocado, cherry tomatoes, and a drizzle of creamy ranch dressing. The fresh and vibrant flavors will perfectly balance the richness of the chicken. 

So, whether you’re hosting a backyard cookout or simply enjoying a weeknight meal, pair this chicken with these delectable sides, and get ready to experience a taste sensation that will leave you craving more.

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Slow Cooker Awesome Sauce Chicken

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Slow Cooker Awesome Sauce Chicken Recipe – experience the ultimate flavor sensation! This tender and juicy pulled chicken is bathed in our mouthwatering Awesome Sauce, a delectable combination of tangy honey mustard, spicy hot sauce, and savory thick teriyaki sauce. Let the slow cooker work its magic as the flavors meld together, creating a truly irresistible dish. Perfect for weeknight dinners or crowd-pleasing gatherings, this pulled chicken is a guaranteed hit.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • cup honey mustard dressing
  • cup Frank's hot sauce or wing sauce
  • cup thick teriyaki sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's)

Instructions:

  • Place chicken in a 6-qt crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together honey mustard dressing, hot sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Pour sauce over the chicken.
  • Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW heat for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker. Shred the chicken with two forks, a standing mixer, or a hand mixer. Add chicken back to the slow cooker and toss in the sauce.

Notes:

  • You can use any boneless skinless chicken in this recipe. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, boneless skinless chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins.
  •  I use Frank’s Hot Sauce. You can use Frank’s Wing Sauce or Crystal’s hot sauce.
  • This recipe uses a thick teriyaki sauce. I use Sweet Baby Ray’s.
  • For the honey mustard dressing, I use Ken’s or Sweet Baby Ray’s.
  • Is Awesome Sauce Chicken spicy? Yes. There is a definite kick from the hot sauce in this recipe. Feel free to reduce the hot sauce to your personal preference. Start with half of the hot sauce amount and add a  teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired heat.
  • Can I freeze Crockpot Shredded Chicken? Yes! Cool chicken to room temperature and transfer to freezer bags. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • When ready to serve, thaw and reheat in the microwave.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

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  1. Threw this together for dinner tonight…. It’s REALLY good! Super easy to make, so virtually anyone can make this successfully! Using the hand mixer to shred the chicken was a fantastic tip! Highly recommended!

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