Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken

Shredded BBQ chicken in white ramekin

Last Updated on October 31, 2020 by Kayla

Shredded BBQ chicken in white ramekin

Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken

This healthy shredded BBQ chicken recipe is made in the slow cooker, so it's a fantastic option for a busy weekend with guests.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 140 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (~1 1/2 lbs)


  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, brown sugar, vinegar, spices, and BBQ sauce.
  • Pierce chicken breasts with a fork and place into a large container to marinate overnight (optional) OR place directly into slow cooker. Pour BBQ sauce mixture over chicken and cook on low for 5-6 hours, until cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and cool for 15 minutes. Using two forks, shred chicken breasts and return to juices.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories, 4g fat, 6g carbohydrates, 20g protein

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