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Crockpot BBQ chicken on a bun served with french fries.

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

This crockpot BBQ chicken is chicken breasts coated in a homemade spice rub and barbecue sauce, then simmered in the slow cooker until tender. Shred your chicken, then serve it on sandwich buns, over a salad or on top of pizza or pasta!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 296.81kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup BBQ rub homemade or store bought
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce homemade or store bought
  • cooking spray


  • Coat the interior of a 4, 5 or 6 quart crockpot with cooking spray.
  • Coat the chicken breasts in the BBQ rub.
  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low, or until chicken is very tender.
  • Drain off the liquid. Shred the chicken with two forks. Stir in the BBQ sauce, then serve.



Calories: 296.81kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.28g | Protein: 32.81g | Fat: 4.43g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 96.77mg | Sodium: 1017.21mg | Potassium: 748.81mg | Fiber: 0.64g | Sugar: 23.77g | Vitamin A: 205.52IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 32.92mg | Iron: 1.08mg