Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

A simple recipe for how to make BBQ pulled chicken (also known as Crock Pot BBQ Chicken!) at home in your slow cooker!  This is a quick and easy recipe that's perfect for any party, potluck, or picnic!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 355kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 3.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (1.5g)
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar packed (60g)
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼-½ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  • Combine BBQ sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and crushed red pepper in the basin of a slow cooker
  • Place chicken breast in sauce and use a spoon to cover with sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high 3-4 hours.  Chicken is done when it is easily shredded with a pair of forks.  
  • Shred chicken and stir well to coat with BBQ sauce.  Serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 355kcal