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Hand holding a crock pot smokey bbq chicken sandwich over a board with pickles and potato chips on it
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Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe

Quick and easy BBQ Chicken made in your slow cooker! Perfect for sandwiches, pizzas, taquitos, topping baked potatoes and more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 c. BBQ sauce


  • Place chicken in slow cooker. Pour water and liquid smoke over chicken. Cook on low 4-6 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred. Drain liquid from slow cooker except for 1/2 c. Add 1/2 c. liquid from slow cooker to chicken and mix. Add BBQ Sauce to chicken and place back in slow cooker. Heat on high until mixture is heated through.
  • Serve on buns, over baked potatoes, in taquitos or however you'd like to enjoy it!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg