Slow Cooker Zesty BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker Zesty BBQ Chicken -only 5 simple ingredients! You probably already have them in the house! Chicken, BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. I love all of these ingredients and they taste great combined into one easy dish! Feel free to use frozen chicken breasts in this dish. Make a ton, so it’s great for a potluck! Serve chicken on buns, nachos, baked potato or on top of a salad. Everyone gobbled this up!

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Crockpot BBQ Chicken

I love using my slow cooker during the summer. It is SO hot here in Alabama. It is nice to be able to cook dinner without heating up the house with the oven. This Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is a great weeknight meal! Just toss everything in the slow cooker and let it do its thing. I served the chicken on some slider buns with some Quick Baked Beans.  I think some cheesy grits would be good too.  This makes a lot of chicken, but luckily it is good reheated the next day!

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How to Make Zesty BBQ Chicken

This chicken only has 5 simple ingredients! You probably already have them in the house! Chicken, BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. I love all of these ingredients and they taste great combined into one easy dish!

To make the chicken, simply place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, cover, and cook. Shred the chicken with two forks before serving.

  • My favorite store-bought BBQ sauces are Sweet Baby Rays, Stubbs, G.Hughes, and Williamson Brothers.
  • You can use any cut of chicken that you prefer in this dish – breasts, tenders, or thighs.
  • Feel free to use frozen chicken breasts in this dish.
  • Can I cook the chicken on HIGH in the crockpot? Yes! The chicken will cook in 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.
  • shredded our chicken but you can remove it from the slow cooker and slice it or serve as whole breasts if you prefer.
  • You can freeze leftover chicken for a quick meal later.
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What to Serve with Barbecue Chicken

We served the chicken on some slider buns topped with coleslaw. This makes a ton, so we ate the leftovers on some nachos, a baked potato, and on top of a salad later in the week.

This chicken is great with all of your favorite barbecue side dishes. We usually serve the chicken with some baked beans and potato salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this crockpot chicken:

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Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken -only 5 simple ingredients! You probably already have them in the house! Chicken, BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. I love all of these ingredients and they taste great combined into one easy dish! Feel free to use frozen chicken breasts in this dish. Make a ton, so it’s great for a potluck! Serve chicken on buns, nachos, baked potato or on top of a salad. Everyone gobbled this up!

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (12-oz) bottle BBQ sauce
  • ¾ cup Italian dressing
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions:

  • Place all ingredients in a 6-qt slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Shred chicken with two forks and stir around in the sauce.
  • Serve on top of buns, nachos, a baked potato or a salad.

Notes:

  • My favorite store-bought BBQ sauces are Sweet Baby Rays, Stubbs, G.Hughes, and Williamson Brothers.
  • You can use any cut of chicken that you prefer in this dish – breasts, tenders, or thighs.
  • Feel free to use frozen chicken breasts in this dish.
  • Can I cook the chicken on HIGH in the crockpot? Yes! The chicken will cook in 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.
  • I shredded our chicken but you can remove it from the slow cooker and slice it or serve as whole breasts if you prefer.
  • You can freeze leftover chicken for a quick meal later.

Steph

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  1. I made this last night and i twas delicious! I will definitely be making this again. I live in Canada so my barbecue sauce did not come in a 12-ounce bottle (nor was it measured in ounces at all) so I measured out 1.5 cups. Thank-you for the recipe!

  2. I made this last night. It was delicious and I will certainly be making it again! I live in Canada and my bottle of barbecue sauce was not measured in ounces so I measured out a cup and a half. Thank-you so much!

  3. I made this last night. It was delicious and I will certainly be making it again! I live in Canada and my bottle of barbecue sauce was not measured in ounces so I measured out a cup and a half. Thank-you so much!

  4. So funny to me to come on here and see this recipe. I've been making this for years and it's what I planned on taking out of the freezer for dinner tonight. I don't add the brown sugar though because to us it's plenty sweet with just the bbq sauce. We love this and make it often! I make it in my dutch oven on top of the stove or in the oven. So easy and it does make alot!

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