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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

Make juicy, sweet and tangy chicken in your crockpot with this easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken recipe! Perfect for weeknights, impressive enough for guests!

Make juicy, sweet and tangy chicken in your crockpot with this easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken recipe!
Make juicy, sweet and tangy chicken in your crockpot with this easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken recipe!
Make juicy, sweet and tangy chicken in your crockpot with this easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken recipe!

Can I use Boneless Chicken?

Absolutely!

Instead of broiling the chicken, place the boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot. 

Top with the homemade barbeque sauce mixture. Cover and turn the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4 hours.

Shred chicken with fork and enjoy!

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Yield: 12 servings

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 24 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 34 minutes

Make juicy, sweet and tangy chicken in your crockpot with this easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds of chicken drumsticks
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups Sweet Baby Rays original BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons worchestershire sauce
  • tabasco sauce, optional

Instructions

  1. Place chicken on broiler pan and sprinkle chicken generously with salt and pepper, on both sides.
  2. Broil 4-5 inches from heat for 24 minutes (12 minutes on each side) until browned and fully cooked.
  3. Transfer to crockpot.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the bbq sauce, honey, mustard, worchestershire sauce and a couple shakes of tabasco. Stir until blended and pour over chicken.
  5. Cover crockpot and cook on high for 2 hours, or low for 4 hours. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

2 drumstick

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 828mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 28g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is tangy and sweet and the perfect dinner to make on a weeknight and impressive enough to serve friends!

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Posted on April 29, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. Our family loves this recipe. We’ve made it three times in the past six months or so. It’s first on the list when we want drumsticks. We use Trader Joe’s Organic Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce to avoid the high fructose corn syrup. I’m going to add a roughly chopped onion on the bottom tomorrow, like we do when we’re preparing shredded chicken breasts. Some shakes of rub after broiling is something I’m considering, as well

    1. Sure, you may just have to adjust the initial broiling time to make sure they are fully cooked 🙂

    1. I supposed you could. But I like the texture it gives the chicken, similar to putting it on the grill!

    1. Yes, except you can cut the broil time down to 8-10 minutes per side, depending on size of wings.

  2. Confused – we’re broiling it till fully cooked and THEN putting it in the cp on high? Doesn’t that result in it literally falling apart?

    1. Two hours on high (at least on my crockpot) results in tender chicken…but NOT falling apart. More than that? Yes, maybe. But this is a great dish to make ahead of time and serve a crowd. It’s also the best BBQ chicken ever 🙂

  3. I  am and interested in and looked at Amazon for the Ninja and saw 2 or 3 different  models.  Which would you recommend?

  4. My slow cooker is one of my all time favorite appliances! My family loves bbq chicken, so can’t wait to try this – it looks wonderful!

  5. You can’t go wrong with BBQ chicken especially when it’s as easy as sticking it in that Ninja slow cooker! It looks so juicy and I’m glad you coated it with plenty of barbecue sauce!

  6. I am going to have to take a look at that Ninja Slow cooker. My slow cooker just died 🙁 And I love meals like this!

    1. Not gonna lie, if my Ninja ever quit working, I’d be on Amazon getting a new one ASAP. Best crockpot I ever owned (did I mention how easy it is to clean?)

  7. Manually lighting gas fueled things make me a little nervous also, so that’s a great idea! This chicken looks fantastic!

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