Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

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Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Tracy

This Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe has all the flavor, but not the dirty grill! You don’t need to fire up the grill to enjoy BBQ Chicken!

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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

My family and I love BBQ Chicken.  There’s nothing quite like starting the grill up, using your favorite BBQ sauce and cooking your chicken breast to a sweet and smoky perfection.  Unless of course, you forgot that the grill was out of propane.  Been there, done that!  That’s why I came up with this easy and delicious Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken recipe.  In fact, I made mine as a Freezer Meal, when I picked up my last stocked up Chicken when it was on sale, I prepped two of easy slow cooker BBQ chicken meals.

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

If you like BBQ Chicken and you love using the crockpot, this is definitely a recipe that you and your family are going to love.

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Now, here is my Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

This slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe is easy to make and it will leave your grill clean! Prep an extra batch for an easy freezer meal.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, bbq, crock pot, easy recipe, freezer meals, slow cooker
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 705kcal
Author: Tracy



  • 1½ - 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 bottle your favorite BBQ sauce we used Sweet Baby Rays
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Place all ingredients into slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until chicken is cooked throughout
  • If making as a Freezer Meal, place all the ingredients into a Freezer Bag and when ready to make, dump into slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low or until chicken is cooked throughout
  • Enjoy!


We served ours with baked beans and baked french fries


Calories: 705kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 85g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 254mg | Sodium: 1629mg | Potassium: 1769mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg
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I hope you enjoy this Crock pot BBQ Chicken as much as we do!

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

As I mentioned in the recipe, we served ours with baked beans and homemade baked french fries with a yummy dipping sauce.  If you have never made your own french fries, you would be amazed at how easy it is…and how delicious they are!

Baked French Fries with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Baked French Fries with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

What is one of your favorite slow cooker recipes?  Have you made BBQ chicken in the crockpot before?

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37 thoughts on “Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

  1. Normally, I will just add brown sugar to my barbecue sauce mix. But, I will definitely try the Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic powder to see how it tastes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds good and easy. I have a similar recipe, but it doesn’t have apple cider vinegar in it. Although, the pork chop recipe in my crockpot at this very moment does.

  3. Where have I been. I did not know you could make bbq chicken in the slow cooker. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I try to use my slow cooker as often as possible in the summer, rather than use my oven and heat up the house! This chicken sounds wonderful! I’ll be trying out your recipe very soon! Thanks for sharing.

    1. You are more than welcome! I love using the slow cooker all year, save me a little bit of time in the kitchen 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

  5. This looks like an awesome recipe. I love my slow cooker. It makes life so much easier. My hubby likes to use the grill….but sometimes it takes too much work. Love the ease/convenience of the slow cooker. Meat turns out so tender too.

  6. I love using my slow cooker and BBQ Chicken! I will definitely be trying this delicious recipe for my family! Thank You for sharing with us!

  7. With the heat here where I live I am cooking mostly with the Slow Cooker. This looks so appetizing. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Yum! This recipe looks great! I love using my slow cooker. I never thought to add Apple Cider Vinegar! That’s a great idea.

  9. This looks delicious, I set my crock pot out on our porch during the summer so we can have hot meals without heating up the house.

  10. Love this recipe! Love my crockpot… it’s as good as on the menu….those fries look good too!

  11. I am looking for some new recipes for this fall, when I get the slow cooker going again. I will be trying the Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken in about a month, after we put the barbecue away..

  12. This is a great recipe for chicken and I will try iy, sometimes I want to try something new with chicken and this looks divine

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