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Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

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The Ultimate Shredded BBQ Chicken Recipe

This simple crockpot BBQ chicken recipe, made with just 5 ingredients, is a family favorite!

The Ultimate Shredded BBQ Chicken Recipe

Do you love your crockpot as much as I do? This wonderful slow cooking appliance makes chicken and other meats incredibly tender and flavorful. It’s also fantastic to be able to toss everything in and forget about it for a few hours.

If you’re a BBQ enthusiast like me, you’ll adore this flavorful pulled BBQ chicken. It’s perfect for sandwiches but also delicious in salads or on baked potatoes. No matter how you serve it, this zesty shredded chicken won’t disappoint!

Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients Needed for BBQ chicken Sandwiches:

  • 2-3 Pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 (12oz) Bottle BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce

How to Make Zesty BBQ Chicken Recipe

    1. Place 4-6 chicken breasts in your Slow cooker.

How to Make Zesty BBQ Chicken

    2. Add your favorite BBQ sauce and Italian salad dressing.

    3. Sprinkle in some brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce.

    4. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours, or until the chicken shreds easily.

How to Make Zesty BBQ Chicken Recipe

    5. This delicious chicken is zesty and sweet with a hint of spice. Serve it on toasted buns with coleslaw – it’s absolutely delicious! Even my picky kids love this easy chicken recipe.

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Can I Freeze Zesty BBQ Chicken?

Yes, you can freeze this chicken. There are two ways to do it:

    1. Place leftovers in a freezer-safe gallon Ziploc bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw the bag in the fridge overnight and heat on the stovetop.

    2. Freeze the chicken directly after cooking and shredding.

Can I Make It Spicy?

Absolutely! Here are a few ways to add some heat:

  • Use zesty Italian salad dressing.
  • Add chili powder or cayenne pepper to the BBQ sauce mixture.
  • Serve the sandwiches with sliced jalapeños.
  • Add a can of jalapeños to the chicken before adding the BBQ sauce.

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Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

This simple crockpot chicken recipe, made with just 5 ingredients, is a family favorite!

Ingredients

  • 4-6 chicken breasts (2-3 pounds)
  • 1 (12oz) bottle BBQ sauce
  • 3/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Sandwich buns
  • Coleslaw (I use prepackaged coleslaw)

Instructions

  1. Place everything (except the sandwich buns and coleslaw) into your slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or until the chicken shreds easily.
  2. Shred the chicken and mix it with the sauce. Let it absorb the sauce for an additional 15+ minutes.
  3. Serve on toasted buns with coleslaw.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 78mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 29g

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