Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken- spicy, shredded BBQ chicken made in the slow cooker. Perfect for sandwiches.

Two soft white rolls filled with slow cooker BBQ chicken and lettuce
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 I love BBQ flavours, don't you? It's such a relief that you can make BBQ meats in the slow cooker too. It doesn't matter if it rains or shines (usually rain here in the UK), the BBQ food can still go ahead.

I have made BBQ Beef in the slow cooker for quite some time and, like this BBQ chicken, it's absolutely delicious in sandwiches. Pop over to the recipe and give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

This BBQ chicken recipe packs a bit more punch than the beef as it has added jalapenos. If spicy, spicy isn't your thing, just leave them out and you'll get enough spice from the chilli powder. As with all slow cooker recipes, just whack everything in, leave it to cook and then all you need to do is shred the chicken and put it inside a lovely, soft roll with coleslaw, lettuce, whatever floats your boat!

shredded BBQ chicken and BBQ chicken in soft rolls

Make Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken

Main steps of the recipe:

ingredients for Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken in a slow cooker
Put all the ingredients into the slow cooker

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken ingredients mixed together in a slow cooker
Mix so the chicken breasts are well coated.

Cooked BBQ Chicken in a slow cooker

cooked and shredded Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
When cooked, shred the chicken.

Soft white rolls filled with lettuce and BBQ chicken on a white plate

BBQ, barbeque, chicken, slow cooker
lunch, dinner
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken- spicy, shredded BBQ chicken made in the slow cooker. Perfect for sandwiches.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 5 hourtotal time: 5 hours and 10 mins


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 onion
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10 jalapeno slices, chopped


  1. 1. Chop the onion into medium chunks.
  2. 2. Put the chicken breasts in the slow cooker and add the onion and the jalapenos.
  3. 3.  Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
  4. 4. Add the liquids and the ketchup to the chicken.
  5. 5.  Add the dry ingredients and mix together.
  6. 6. Put the slow cooker on medium for 4-5 hours or 6-7 hours on low
  7. 7. Shred the chicken using a wooden spoon and mix through the sauce.
  8. 8. Serve in soft rolls with coleslaw, salad and chips.


If you prefer less spicy food, leave out the jalapenos.
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