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3-Ingredient Crockpot BBQ Chicken

This crockpot BBQ chicken is only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes prep! Tender, flavorful and juicy shredded BBQ chicken that’s perfect for sandwiches, salads, tacos, pizza and more.

Slow cooker pulled chicken.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

When it comes to easy and versatile recipes, this slow cooker BBQ chicken is one of the best. It requires hardly any ingredients, is super quick and tastes delicious. A few other of my favorites are crockpot salsa chicken, kalua pork and slow cooker ranch chicken.

Trust me when I say this BBQ pulled chicken is one of the easiest recipes out there. It only requires 3 ingredients, takes 5 minutes of prep and is made in the slow cooker. I mean…does it get any better than that?!

We often make shredded chicken in the crockpot, but it’s fun to switch it up and add BBQ sauce every now and again. The BBQ sauce paired with the Italian dressing creates an amazing flavor and keeps the chicken super tender and moist. It basically shreds itself. ;)

What I love most about this recipe is how versatile it is. It’s great for adding to salads, tacos, sandwiches, pizza and more. The options are endless! It’s one of my favorite go-to recipes that I know the whole family will love.

Chicken breasts, BBQ sauce and Italian dressing in the crockpot.

Why I Love It

  • Only 3 ingredients! I mean come on, any meal with just 3 simple ingredients is a winner!
  • 5 minutes prep. The prep time is so quick! It takes 5 mins. MAX…usually less than that!
  • Made in crockpot. Set it and forget it! The crockpot does all of the work for you.
  • Easy clean up. Hardly any dishes! Use a slow cooker liner for even easier clean up.
  • Versatile. Tastes delicious on salads, sandwiches, tacos, pizza and more.
BBQ pulled chicken in a white crockpot with a fork.

How to Make BBQ Pulled Chicken in the Crockpot

  1. Assemble the ingredients. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then pour the BBQ sauce and Italian dressing on top.
  2. Cook in crockpot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Can serve whole or shred with 2 forks and place back in the sauce until ready to serve.
  3. Serve and enjoy! Serve with vegetables, on salads, in a wrap or on a slider roll. Enjoy!
BBQ chicken in the crockpot.

Ways to Serve

There are SO many ways to serve this shredded BBQ chicken. Below are a few of our favorite serving ideas to try.

Serving ideas

Sides to consider

BBQ pulled chicken slider with coleslaw.

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BBQ chicken in the crockpot

BBQ Pulled Chicken

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This crockpot BBQ chicken is only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes prep! Tender, flavorful and juicy shredded BBQ chicken that's perfect for sandwiches, salads, tacos, pizza and more.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • Slow cooker

Ingredients 

S&P , to taste

    Instructions

    • Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then pour the BBQ sauce and Italian dressing over the top.
    • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Can serve whole or shred with 2 forks and place back in the sauce until ready to serve.
    • Serve with vegetables, on salads, in a wrap or on a slider roll with coleslaw.

    Notes

    • For a sweet touch, add 1/4 cup brown sugar when you mix in the BBQ sauce. 
    • Use a slow cooker liner for even easier clean up. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American

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