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Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken

Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken is a great easy freeze recipe for a busy day.

I took our BBQ Crock pot pork recipe and turned it into Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken. This is a super easy recipe and a great way to stretch your dollar by shredding the chicken and serving it on a bun. I was able to turn 3 chicken breasts into enough to feed my family for 2 nights!  You can also use this recipe when you are feeding a large crowd.  The chicken goes further and tastes great on a bun.

Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken is a great easy freeze recipe for a busy day.

Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken

This recipe is so easy to prepare.  Simply place your chicken breasts into the slow cooker and add your BBQ sauce.  Be sure that you cover completely.  Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low heat.  After the chicken is cooked, use two forks to shred the chicken and cook for an additional 1/2 hour.  I suggest that you serve with coleslaw and green beans.
You could even do use this recipe to cook a beef loin, pork loin or even turkey breast!  The sky is really the limit.  I like to serve Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken with Roasted Broccoli.  My family also enjoys it on a bun with baked beans and coleslaw.  Be sure to give this easy slow cooker recipe a try!  It is soon to be a family favorite.

Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken

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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:6 hours
Total Time:6 hours 5 minutes


  • 3-4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Bottle of BBQ sauce
  • Cover completely with your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Cook on Low for 6-8 hours or High for 4 hours.


  • Simply place your chicken breasts into the slow cooker and add your BBQ sauce.
  • Be sure that you cover completely.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and good for 6-8 hours on low heat or 4 hours on high heat.
  • After cooked use two forks to shred the chicken and cook for an additional 1/2 hour.


  • This recipe can be made with pork. We usually use Boneless Pork Loins.
  • This recipe can be used with beef loin. Make sure you check on beef to be cooked thoroughly.
Servings: 6
Author: Melissa Jennings

Easy-Freeze Slow Cooker Directions:

Add chicken and BBQ sauce into a zip-loc freezer bag and freeze.  When ready to cook thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place into the slow cooker in the morning and cook on low for 6-8 hours or 4 hours on high.

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  2. You can also make this with a jar of free chi chi’s salsa for a mexican burrito night! Sometimes I add the shredded chicken into a taco bake!

  3. A good BBQ sauce that I use for little smokies and have used with shredded beef/chicken is simple and can be used in a crockpot…about 1 1/2 C of Heinz Ketchup, 1/2 C of Smuckers Grape jelly and for a little kick, add a cpl or a few dashes of franks hot sauce ot tobasco. I dont measure, i just do the taste test while making the sauce. Enjoy!

  4. Just got done making this using my free bottle of Country Bobs All Purpose Sauce. Shredded chicken sandwiches with sweet potato fries for dinner thursday.

  5. I would estimate 1-2 chicken breasts per teen/adult and 1/2 for younger kids, so just adjust the number of chicken breasts to meet your needs.

  6. 5 stars
    I love that your recipes are so simple. I will be taking a few of them with me to Orlando for a church convention next weekend. Can’t wait to try them!

  7. 4 stars
    This recipe turned out really good! I used a different (locally made) BBQ Sauce. The chicken shreds easily and is delicious!

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