Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Thighs

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  • 7 hrs 3 mins
  • Prep: 61 mins,
  • Cook: 6 hrs 2 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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Easy, flavorful chicken thighs make an excellent meal and they're easy on the budget. In this recipe, chicken thighs are slow cooked with a well-seasoned barbecuesauce. Serve this chicken with coleslaw and potatoes for a tasty everyday meal. Great in sandwiches or on their own with mashed potatoes, macaroni, and cheese, or salads.

The chicken pictured is shown with homemade slider buns and coleslaw. Double the recipe for a crowd. This is a great dish for a party, game day gathering, or tailgating. Shred the chicken and keep it warm in the crock pot for serving.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup thick barbecue sauce

How to Make It

  1. Put flour, garlic powder, mustard, salt, and pepper in a food storage bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat thoroughly.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet or saute pan. Add the chicken to the hot pan and brown on all sides.
  3. Put half of the barbecue sauce in crockpot; add chicken then add remaining sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on low 6 to 7 hours, or until chicken is very tender and easy to shred.
  1. Shred the chicken and use it to fill hamburger buns or slider buns. Serve it along with coleslaw and fries or baked beans.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1782
Total Fat 100 g
Saturated Fat 27 g
Unsaturated Fat 42 g
Cholesterol 558 mg
Sodium 1,263 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 177 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)