(This post has been updated from the original July 2015 version to provide a better experience for you)
Want to know how to make the most INCREDIBLE slow cooker BBQ chicken? You’re in the right place my lovely! I’ve used this recipe at many gatherings (so have my friends & family) and every single time I hear nothing but yummy noises and ‘oh my life, I need this recipe!’ So today I’m sharing my secrets with you, so you can impress your own friends and family with this epic slow cooker bbq chicken. Speaking of slow cooker chicken recipes, have you seen this slow cooker chicken teriyaki recipe? It’s delicious!
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I’ve realised over the last few years that being a busy Mum doesn’t mean you have to miss out on incredible food. Turns out, it’s actually super easy to achieve with a slow cooker! One of the most underrated and underused kitchen appliances that really can churn out some amazing meals. (Just like this epic slow cooker chicken curry recipe and gorgeous slow cooker pulled pork recipe!)
This slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe is no exception. It requires almost no effort, very little ‘hands on’ time & minimal pot washing. Yet still manages to deliver flavour in a BIG way. You know you want to let the slow cooker do all the hard work for you…
EVERYTHING?! Not only is it crazy easy to make but it also yields quite a large quantity too. This makes it perfect for gatherings, parties, lazy days. barbecues etc. I can also confirm that leftovers make great sandwiches for packed lunches! If you use my lightning speed shredding trick too, (see further down in this post) there really is next to no hands on time at all. It’s just juicy exquisite perfection!
If you’ve not made slow cooker bbq chicken before, I’ve got some super helpful tips that will set you on the road to tasty delicious heaven!
Here is what you will need. (Makes a lot!)
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Let’s get started! Place the chicken breasts (900g | 1 lb 16 oz) into the slow cooker & season both sides of each one with a little salt & pepper.
Then in a medium sized bowl, mix together the BBQ sauce (250ml | 1 Cup), Italian salad dressing (60ml | 1/4 Cup), brown sugar (50g | 1/4 Cup) & Worcestershire sauce (1 tbsp) until smooth.
Next, pour that beautiful sauce into the slow cooker and mix until the chicken is completely covered.
Finally, pop the lid on and cook on high for 3 – 3 and a half hours, until the chicken is cooked through.
Once cooked through, take one breast out at a time & shred in a bowl using the backs of two forks together. Alternatively, (and this is an EPIC top tip!) you can use an electric stand mixer to shred it. Transfer the warm chicken breasts to a stand mixer bowl (leave the juice in the slow cooker) and mix on a low speed for about 10- 20 seconds until it’s perfectly shredded. Just make sure you keep a close eye on it as it can turn mushy quite easily. SO much quicker than using two forks!
When it’s all nicely shredded, dump it back into the slow cooker for 10 – 15 minutes on warm to soak up all those lovely BBQ juices!
You can serve this with just about anything. You could have it in a bun with a big dollop of coleslaw, serve with rice, or even have it cold in a sandwich the next day. It really is delicious and only takes up about 10 minutes of your time. What’s not to like?! You know you want to go and try it…
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