Shredded Barbeque Chicken Recipe -
Shredded Barbeque Chicken Recipe
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Shredded Barbeque Chicken

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"This recipe is an adaptation to southern pulled pork sandwiches, but it's made with chicken instead. It is made with only a few ingredients in the slow cooker so you will be surprised just how good it tastes. I've been making this for years and EVERYONE loves it, I am always asked for the recipe. You will be amazed at how good this is so you have to try it."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 10 mins


  1. Put chicken breasts in a slow cooker and top with onion and barbeque sauce.
  2. Cook on High for 4 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks and continue cooking Low for 4 hours more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2014

Wow! I was skeptical about this recipe thinking it was just too easy and there were not enough ingredients but my whole family thought it was DELICIOUS! I'm making it again for the second time in two weeks because we all liked it so much and it is so easy! I set my slow cooker on low the whole way through and only used about 1/2 of a very large sweet onion. Be sure to pick a great BBQ sauce and you'll love this easy recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 28, 2015

The recipe looked wonderful and due to all the positive reviews, I decided to give it a try. I was pretty dissapointed with the taste. Did add a bit of cayenne, brown sugar and used Sweet Baby Rays. To me, it had an artificial taste to it. Nothing authentic or fresh. My sons liked it but I think I will take the extra time and look for an authentic from scratch recipe.


13 Ratings

Nov 09, 2014

Thank you for saving my night! Took leftover rotisserie chicken added onion, 1T water, and 1c BBQ sauce into a sauce pan, covered. Simmered for 30 min. Instant dinner.

May 31, 2014

Simple, quick and easy. Just what I wanted for a busy summer day. Served with watermelon :)

Jul 14, 2015

Too easy, and the kids loved them. I did mine on sweet bahama rolls. Came out great!

Jun 18, 2015

It was easy to throw into the crockpot, I cooked mine on high for 4 hours, shredded the chicken and then turned it to low for about 30 minutes. My family enjoyed it. I used Sweet Baby Ray's original sauce and it was a little too sweet, so I'll try another sauce next time. I think this should work good when we are back in school and I need a crockpot recipe that I can leave on low 10 hours.

Feb 02, 2015

Used Baby Rays BBQ sauce, mmmmm. We like a smokey, spicy touch of flavour so we added a few drops liquid smoke, tabasco & a couple healthy pinches of cumin, w/a few dash of garlic powder for good measure.Was delish!!!

Dec 02, 2014

Family really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 609 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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