Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Dionne Baldwin | Try Anything Once

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches give you a great meal without having to turn on the oven. Now that's summer time cooking!

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Photo

When the weather finally gets hot, the very last thing I will do is turn on my oven. It's difficult enough to cool a home in Florida during the dog days of summer. I typically opt for either the grill or my slow cooker.

I was craving barbecue pulled chicken sandwiches and decided to give it a try in my slow cooker. By mixing chicken broth and a little bit of the barbecue sauce, it gave the chicken just enough juice to cook for a few hours. Then, once the chicken was done, I placed the chicken in a large bowl and began pulling the chicken using two forks. After all the chicken was pulled, I poured on the remaining barbecue sauce from the pot.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Picture

Then I toasted the buns, placed a healthy serving a pulled chicken on the buns, and topped it off with crunchy coleslaw. I love making my own mandarin orange coleslaw; however, any coleslaw would work for the recipe. I can easily eat two or three of these sandwiches in one sitting. And the best part is that this recipe can make 12 servings out of just four chicken breasts!

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Image

Don't worry if you don't plan on entertaining with this recipe. You can freeze the leftovers or make a few more meals out of it, like stuffed sweet potatoes and BBQ chicken pizza! Trust me, you will not have any problem eating all of this shredded barbecue chicken.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Pic

And of course, you can always reduce the amount of chicken breast. I wouldn't suggest reducing the liquid portion, just maybe the final addition of barbecue sauce. Of course, if you like it saucy, add as much barbecue sauce as your heart desires. That's what is great about this recipe... you can add as little or as much barbecue (and your favorite barbecue sauce) of your choice!

Are you tired of the dinner routine?

Stuck in a rut or looking for fun new recipes to try?

Our Facebook Group is growing every day! If you haven’t joined yet, we invite you to come check it out and join the fun.


You can ask for recipe ideas, talk about cooking techniques, or get help figuring out the right new pan set for you. If you’ve already joined, invite a friend along!


Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Honey Barbecue Sauce, Divided
  • 12 Hamburger Buns
  • 3 cups Coleslaw


  1. Rinse and pat dry the chicken breast.
  2. Mix the chicken broth and 1/2 cup of Honey Barbecue sauce together. Pour in the slow cooker.
  3. Place the chicken breast in the slow cooker. Flip chicken breast multiple times to coat the tops of the breasts.
  4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  5. Remove chicken breasts from the slow cooker. Pull each one using two forks. Pour the remaining 1-1/2 cups on the pulled chicken and mix well.
  6. Toast hamburger buns, place 1/2 cup of pulled chicken on each bun and a quarter cup of coleslaw, top with bun and enjoy.


Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
, , , , , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
One Pot Meal Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes, Crock Pot Recipes, Slow Cooked Recipes, Barbecue Recipes, Sandwich Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Sauce Recipes, Easy Recipes, Easy Dinner Recipes
Recipe Yields:
12 sandwiches
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 12 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 240 minutes
Total Time: 245 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 19
Calories 242

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 782mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Dionne Baldwin

About Dionne

Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!

Show Comments