Slow cooker chicken barbecue is so easy and so good.

This slow cooker chicken barbecue recipe is one you will make over and over again.  This is the easiest barbecue recipe ever.  You just throw it in the crock pot or slow cooker and it turns out delicious.  This chicken never lasts long at my house and everyone loves it.  You could double or triple the recipe for any gathering or event where you need to take a dish and you still won’t bring any back home.  It keeps well refrigerated for several days if you do have leftovers. You might like to check out our recipe for maple baked beans, too.

Slow cooker chicken barbecue ingredients needed:

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts


Barbecue sauce (I use honey barbecue sauce)

Worcestershire sauce

Minced garlic

Brown sugar


Black pepper

This is perfect for a busy night, throw it in the crock pot, grab some buns and a big bag of chips and you have dinner ready. Kids love this easy recipe too. If you like slaw with barbecue, check out this easy garden slaw.

RECIPE FEEDBACK – “I followed the recipe exact and we all loved it! Super easy and absolutely delicious. Thank you for another wonderful recipe” – Gina


Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

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Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Judy Yeager
This easy crock pot dish is one your family will love. These sandwiches are wonderful for any gathering. You can also enjoy this chicken on a salad.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce I use honey barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Place chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker or crock pot. Stir together the onion, barbecue sauce, minced garlic, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl and pour over chicken breast. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 7 hours. Makes about six large sandwiches.
Keyword Chicken Barbecue, Crock Pot Barbecue Chicken
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  1. Oh my goodness, this is delicious. I’m making dinner for a party of ten so I wanted to do a test run first. This is the perfect recipe. It’s so moist and perfectly flavored. Not too much5 stars

  2. I followed the recipe exact and we all loved it! Super easy and absolutely delicious. Thank you for another wonderful recipe!5 stars

  3. Can this recipe be doubled in the slow cooker?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, as long as your slow cooker is big enough it shouldn’t be an issue.

  4. Do you shred the chicken before you cook in the slow cooker or after you take it out? Thank you!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You shred the chicken once it has cooked. 🙂

  5. This recipe would have been perfect without the added brown sugar 🙁 it’s too sweet but I will make it again minus the sugar and I’m sure it will turn out perfect!4 stars