Updated: March 2021
I’m always on the lookout for chicken recipes and crockpot recipes, and this Saucy Crockpot BBQ Chicken fits the bill on both parts.
It’s creamy and tangy and is perfect on the slow-cooked chicken. It should take about four hours on low to cook, but start testing it around three hours. It should be around 165° on your handy-dandy meat thermometer.
If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you can get them anywhere – even the grocery store. You’ll be amazed how much you’ll use it! No more guessing if steaks, pork, or chicken are done.
Serve this with mashed potatoes and a salad and have a nice little weeknight meal without heating up the kitchen. Make it a summer meal by adding potato salad and baked beans. My favorite kind of meal.
I make this Saucy Crockpot BBQ Chicken in my old 80’s crockpot – you know, the one with avocado-green flowers on it. That crockpot will never die! I do occasionally enjoy my new crockpot with the LED’s and timer on it, though.
However you make it, keep your eye on it. When timed perfectly, the chicken will be tender and almost fall apart. The sauce is tangy and sweet, a little spicy and definitely delicious.
The sauce for this dish can be as spicy as you like it. I use the entire 1/2 tsp. of red pepper flakes and that gives it quite a kick, so ease back on that if you prefer it milder.
Saucy Crockpot BBQ Chicken is super easy to make and so tasty that it’s a go-to in my recipe files.
More Great Crockpot Recipes You’ll Love!
- Crockpot Chicken Parmesan
- Crockpot Chicken with Black Beans and Corn
- Savory Crockpot Short Ribs (one of our family favorites!)
- 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 Cup of Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce, (or your favorite)
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp chopped green onions
- Mix all ingredients, except for chicken breasts, in a bowl – combine well.
- Place chicken in crockpot and pour sauce mixture over the chicken.
- Cook on low 4-5 hours.
- Sprinkle plated chicken with green onions and serve.
Quick Tip: use frozen chicken breasts if you're really in a hurry!
Easily doubled if you want to use more chicken breasts. I just used plain old white vinegar, but apple cider vinegar would be good and balsamic may make it interesting!
Always use a crockpot liner for easy cleanup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 1833mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 52gProtein: 39g
Nutritional Values are Approximate.