Chicken Barbecue Crock Pot Recipe

Pulled Chicken Sandwich
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    4 hrs 15 mins
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This delicious crock pot chicken barbecue is a fabulous pulled chicken made with chicken breasts. If you use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts, it may be cooked for a longer period of time.

Feel free to use 1 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce along with the hot pepper flakes and garlic powder and skip the rest of the sauce ingredients.

What You'll Need

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground red hot pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients for the sauce in the slow cooker.
  2. Add the chicken; turn to coat thoroughly with the sauce.
  3. Cook the chicken on high for 3 to 4 hours, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  4. Shred or chop chicken, and return it to the sauce in the pot. Mix well so all the pieces are coated.
  5. You can keep the slow cooker on low or warm to keep the chicken warm for serving on hard rolls.

Tips and Variations

  • Check the chicken for doneness after 2 1/2 to 3 hours on high. Chicken breasts can become dry when overcooked. Chicken thighs may be cooked for a longer period of time.
  • Replace the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and vinegar with your favorite barbecue sauce.

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