Easy Crock Pot Barbecued Chicken

Easy Chicken Barbecue
Diana Rattray
  • 7 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Thanks to Liz for sharing this super easy slow cooker chicken recipe. Spice it up with a little hot sauce or cayenne, and add a layer of sliced onions if you like.

Use chicken thighs and legs in this recipe, then shred the meat for pulled chicken sandwiches. Add coleslaw and your choice of vegetables. Serve the chicken in sandwiches, if desired, or use it to stuff tortillas.

What You'll Need

  • 4 pounds chicken pieces, about 3 to 4 pounds, completely thawed
  • Optional: 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 (16-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce (or 2 cups of homemade barbecue sauce)

How to Make It

  1. Place chicken in Crock Pot.
  2. Add the sliced onion, if using.
  3. Pour barbecue sauce over the chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked 
  5. Shred chicken and serve hot.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 834
Total Fat 41 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 16 g
Cholesterol 253 mg
Sodium 1,013 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 80 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)