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Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken

slow cooker bar-b-q chicken

I need to talk to ya’ll today about a subject very near and dear to my heart – Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken. I say that in all seriousness. Not really! haha! Although I do really love Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken, and well, just about anything with Bar-B-Q as long as it’s the right kind of Q, ya know what I’m saying? Ya can’t just be slathering any ole’ sauce on your chicken or anything else! But, I digress.

Let’s talk about this Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken that will melt in your mouth and have you slapping the person sitting beside you. You’ll be slapping them because you won’t want them to get any chicken – you’ll want it all for yourself!

All dinner table violence aside, you really do

need to try this recipe. I can assure you, once you’ve tried this you won’t want bar-b-q chicken any other way! The best part about this Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken is that it can be used for almost anything. Stuff a baked potato with it, use it for Bar-B-Q quesadillas, make nachos, burritos, or tacos with it or make some delicious sandwiches!

Let’s jump straight into making this recipe, it’s so simple you will hardly believe how delicious it is once it’s finished! Only three ingredients to this one – my favorite kind of recipe!

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Here you’ll see that I’m using Head Country Bar-B-Q Original sauce and Head Country Sweet & Spicy seasoning. My family and I love Head Country Bar-B-Q, I grew up eating this brand and still love it as an adult.

slow cooker bar-b-q chicken

First off, start by placing your chicken in a 3 quart or larger slow cooker. The slow cooker I’m using is a 4 quart. If you want to get real fancy and save yourself on clean up time, slip a slow cooker liner into your slow cooker insert before adding the chicken. These things work wonders and save loads of time on clean up! I but these PanSaver Slow Cooker Liners and I have found them to be the best out of all the brands I use. slow cooker bar-b-q chicken

Once the chicken is in the slow cooker, go ahead and add the magic elixir of this recipe, the fabulous award winning, Head Country Sweet & Spicy Seasoning.

slow cooker bar-b-q chicken

Now that we’ve added that awesome secret ingredient that makes this recipe so good, let’s add in the less exciting but totally necessary ingredient: water.

slow cooker bar-b-q chicken

Okay so now that you have the seasoning and the water, it’s time to really ramp up your Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken game and add in the bar-b-q sauce! Definitely don’t want to leave the sauce out of this recipe because it’s pretty important too, ya know!

slow cooker bar-b-q chicken

I know this Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken is so easy you almost can’t even call it a recipe, but believe me, it is GOOD. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best! They’re certainly my favorite! Place the lid on your slow cooker and cook this on high for six hours or low four hours. As you can see, I had two large and frozen chicken breasts but if your chicken breasts are smaller or thawed, reduce the cook time on both settings by 1 1/2 hours.

slow cooker bar-b-q chicken


Once the chicken is cooked and your house smells fabulous from the savory blends of bar-b-q sauce and seasoning, remove the chicken and shred between two forks. This Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken will be so tender it will literally fall apart.

slow cooker bar-b-q chicken

Sunday we ate this bar-b-q chicken in baked potatoes with shredded cheese and ranch dressing drizzled on top. It was drool worthy!

slow cooker bar-b-q chicken

Does it get any better than some delicious, shredded, Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken? I think not! Hope you all enjoy this simple and tasty recipe as much as we did!

slow cooker bar-b-q chicken


Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken

Fall apart, melt in your mouth chicken that can be used for almost anything! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 3 minutes
Servings 8 half cup servings
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Head Country Original Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Head Country Sweet & Spicy Seasoning


  1. Place all ingredients into a 3 quart or larger slow cooker, cover and cook on high 6 hours or low 4 hours.

  2. Remove chicken and shred between two forks. Use to make quesadillas, burritos, tacos, nachos, sandwichs, or to stuff potatoes. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe comes to 4 Smart Points for each 1/2 cup serving. Recipe yields 8 servings.





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