Easy Crock Pot Barbecued Chicken

Easy Chicken Barbecue
Diana Rattray
Ratings (38)
  • Total: 7 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
834 Calories
41g Fat
31g Carbs
80g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

Place chicken in Crock Pot.

Add the sliced onion, if using.

Pour barbecue sauce over the chicken.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked 

Shred chicken and serve hot.