Shredded BBQ Chicken Crockpot Recipe

Shredded BBQ Chicken Crockpot Recipe is made with chicken breasts that are slow cooked with your favorite BBQ sauce!  Feed a crowd with this simple dish!


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Last weekend we had some home repairs to finish that we’ve been putting off for far too long. We removed the door jams and molding from two doorways that lead into the hallway, then had drywall added to match the texture of our existing walls.

Alan had fun with the demolition, we hired out for the drywall work, and my job was to complete the finishing touch with paint.  After our kitchen redo this was a small job, but it still causes disruption to our weekends.


Shredded BBQ Chicken slow cooked in a Crockpot - The Foodie Affair


While Alan was running around getting our painting supplies together, I drank more coffee, and decided to let my slow cooking pal made dinner.

This Shredded BBQ Chicken Crockpot Recipe came together with just a few simple ingredients:

chicken breasts, prepared BBQ sauce and a couple of extra spices. So simple, so delicious, and we had shredded chicken for days!

I shared this recipe on The Foodie Affair’s Facebook page with the intention of only sharing it there. It’s such an easy recipe, I thought, there is no need to write up the recipe there’s nothing to this! Well, my iphone photo and quick instructions got shared quite a bit, so I thought it would be a shame not have the recipe available on the blog!


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Shredded BBQ Chicken Crockpot Recipe

Shredded Chicken using your favorite BBQ sauce.
4.80 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Servings: 8
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 6 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce Sweet Baby Ray's
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcester sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Put chicken breasts in slow cooker, add all ingredients and put on top of the chicken. Cook on high for 3 hours. With two forks, shred the chicken, and cook on low for 1 hour. Serve with rolls, rice, or prepared coleslaw.


Sweet Baby Ray's brand of BBQ sauce tastes just like the name indicates, sweet, which is why I added some spice to sauce. You may need to adjust the extra spices to match your favorite sauce.


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Shredded BBQ Chicken slow cooked in a Crockpot - The Foodie Affair

This is a great easy recipe to feed football fanatics or any crowd! I like eating the chicken with a scoop of the coleslaw on top for a carb-free meal!

Shredded BBQ Chicken slow cooked in a Crockpot - The Foodie Affair

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  1. Thanks this was wonderful. I bought the King’s Rolls and they where great. I am thinking this would work for a pork roast as well. Hmmmm so many ideas.

  2. I am making this today and was wondering what kind of rolls you have in the picture. I didn’t want to just use hamburger buns, was wanting something different. I have thought about the Hawaiian rolls? Thanks!

  3. Hey everyone, I cook frozen chicken in my crock pot all the time. Never have had any issues whatsoever! This recipe looks great, will definitely try it!

  4. I have a silly question… Was your chicken breast frozen or thawed? I am new to the crock-pot world and have read its safe and unsafe to cook frozen chicken breast on high. Any advice would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Shianna! I used thawed. I was worried that the pot would crack using frozen. Not sure if that would happen, but didn’t want to take a chance. I’ve never tried to use frozen. As long as your chicken gets to an internal temp of 165F ( it should be fine.

  5. I made this dish today ,with a couple sauce modifications to fit what I had at hand. My husband and I both loved it! The chicken was super tender and juicy. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of cooking chicken in the slow cooker. I’m hooked now! Thanks for the idea!

  6. Sandra, I am finishing this dish up right now. Of course I had to take a sneak peak. It is wonderful! I don’t have any sriracha chili sauce, but had everything else on hand and I certainly cannot complain! On week nights in a hurry, we usually do BBQ chicken on the stove by boiling it and shredding, but it always turns out SO DRY. This was my first time trying BBQ chicken in a crockpot and I am hooked. Thank you so much for posting this!

    1. Yay, Brandee!! Isn’t it awesome and soooo simple?! I’m thrilled that you’re happy with the way it came out, No one likes dry chicken 🙂 thank you for leaving a comment! Super appreciate it. ~Sandra

  7. This recipe looks so healthy and easier to prepare. My family loves chicken recipes especially with vegetable dishes. I will definitely make this one on our get together. Great post!

  8. That chicken must be so tender. I would love this for my lunch. I always enjoy working on my house. It’s hard work and messy work but very satisfying, especially if you can enjoy a meal like this at the end of it xx

    1. Hi Charlie! I just wish I had my own contracting license! I think I would use those skills often on this house 🙂 I agree, it feels great when you’re done with another project!