Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Thighs

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Ratings (9)
  • Total: 7 hrs 3 mins
  • Prep: 61 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs 2 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1782 Calories
100g Fat
31g Carbs
177g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

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.

Heat oil in large skillet or saute pan. Add the chicken to the hot pan and brown on all sides.

Put half of the barbecue sauce in crockpot; add chicken then add remaining sauce.

Cover and cook on low 6 to 7 hours, or until chicken is very tender and easy to shred.

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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