Crockpot BBQ Shredded Chicken

Crockpot BBQ Shredded Chicken

Ah, Monday. We meet again. Oh, how you torture me with your long work day. All I wish is for you to go by quickly so I can go home, get in pj’s, and watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills…

We had another pretty lazy weekend and I am not complaining! With only a week to go until Halloween, there has been quite a lot of great scary movies on! I’m not usually a fan of scary movies, but when October comes, I just get sucked in. But, really, I mostly just like the classic horror films, like Halloween. Obviously, the first is the best one, but for whatever reason, I always watch all of the sequels every year, including the one with Busta Rhymes where he says things like, “Happy Halloween, B#%&@!” I mean, the movie is so stupid, but I can’t look away. ‘Tis the season!

Now, enough rambling and onto this BBQ shredded chicken…In continuing with my lazy weekend, I just didn’t feel like spending the day in the kitchen yesterday. It was time to pull out the Crockpot again! This BBQ shredded chicken really couldn’t be easier to make, which makes it perfect for lazy days or long work days!

Crockpot BBQ Shredded Chicken

Yield: serves 6

Crockpot BBQ Shredded Chicken

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Crockpot BBQ Shredded Chicken - the perfect and easy shredded chicken! Great for sandwiches or on salads or nachos too!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 6 hours


  • 6 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 bottle of BBQ Sauce (We like Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  •  salt and pepper to taste


  1. Clean and trim fat off the chicken breasts. Add to slow cooker. In a bowl, whisk together the BBQ sauce, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Cook on low for 5 1/2 hours.
  2. After 5 1/2 hours, remove chicken and shred using a fork. If you don’t want your chicken to be too liquidy, you can pour out the liquid into a bowl and save for later. Or you can leave the liquid in (I do recommend leaving at least a little bit of the liquid in to avoid drying out the chicken). Add the shredded chicken back to the slow cooker. Add the remaining BBQ Sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on low for an additional 30 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 37g

Crockpot BBQ Shredded Chicken



  1. Love the real housewives. They make me howl with laughter. This recipe looks super good. Easy is always good in my book.

  2. We love, love, love sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce! My favorite is the honey Chipotle. I love this sandwhich, I would eat 4 or 5 probably (and probably while watching the Real Housewives!)

  3. Haha, I get in the mood for scary movies once a year at this time too. Why not? It is just so fitting. I wish I had a sandwich like that ready for my dinner tonight!

  4. I have been craving shredded bbq sandwiches ever since I moved to the south in July. This post was pure torture (in a good way!). That chicken sounds wonderful.

  5. Glad you took time to kick back and enjoy yourself over the weekend! Crockpot meals are the perfect thing for kicking back. I love shredded meat sandwiches, we just had pulled pork this weekend. Your sandwich here does look tasty and this is on the list for the next crockpot meal. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks great! Sweet Baby Ray’s is one of the best BBQ sauces and cooking with a crockpot is one of my favorite cooking methods…can you tell this recipe is a huge winner in my book? ;)

  7. I need to do a crockpot meals over the weekend.. what a great idea! This looks fantastic! Plus I have two bottles of the same bbq sauce. I’m going to try this recipe out because I am always looking of ways to use them up. Mmmmmm!

  8. We love Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. It’s pretty much the only one we use. I’m positive your chicken was wonderful. Glad you had a great weekend. Ours seem to be filled with one thing or another. Another great recipe, Stephanie!!

  9. Sadly, it is Monday again, and I pulled out the slow cooker last night too. The chicken looks great, really moist!

  10. At last – a recipe that makes Mondays better! Looks rather delicious.

  11. Yum! Apple cider vinegar adds so much to crock pot chicken, great recipe!

  12. This looks delicious! What a nice dish to come home to!

  13. :)) I know it is this time of year when all the movies are the same (every year)..:))) i think they even put them at the same time lol!!! Good thing I don’t like horrors, at all..I feel like somebody is standing over my head all night long if I do watch them with my hubby:))))
    However I could eat your bbq shredded chicken sandwich every night:)) Great recipe!! Have a great cozy night!

  14. Love BBQ anything! This chicken looks wonderful! I have yet to get sucked into all the Halloween movies, which is good – I don’t need another addiction!

  15. Simple and tasty. The best kinda meal. This looks great!

  16. Stephanie….thank goodness for crockpots on Mondays!!! Nice to come home to a great smelling kitchen and dinner just about serving itself! This sandwich looks fabulous. How tender that chicken gets in the crockpot. And I love sweet baby Ray’s! Now…if only we could get self cleaning crockpots! ;- )

  17. This is one of the reasons why I want crockpot! This looks delicious and easy!! I think I will buy it one day…. =) BBQ sauce and apple cider vinegar, that’s something new to me and I want to give it a try next time I use BBQ sauce. Gosh this looks REALLY delicious.

  18. Can you believe that it’s almost the end of October and I haven’t watched a single scary movie? We keep telling ourselves that we’ll venture out to the haunted houses on the weekend too, and nope… still haven’t gone. I might just have to scare myself silly soon!

    I just love crockpot shredded anything – and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ is just the way to go!

  19. Ooh I love the vinegar/ bbq sauce combo! I need to utilize my crockpot more

  20. Hubby would LOVE this…and I like that this yummy sandwich filling can be made in the crockpot!

  21. Just got a crockpot, can’t wait to try this! Great idea especially on a Monday!!

  22. Oh yum – I so need to get a slow cooker. Santa, you listening? ;-)

  23. Love these simple slow cooker recipes. Totally agree with the feeling lazy let’s bust out the crockpot and keep it easy. Plus the sandwich looks delicious!

  24. This is one, I must make. It is making me hungry, just looking. Out comes the crock pot.

  25. Looks very taste but, i bet there are so much calories.

  26. Is the Red pepper flakes part of the recipe? It’s listed but it doesn’t say anything about adding it in

  27. just an FYI> If you have a stand mixer, like Kitchen Aide, put the chicken breasts in the bowl and mix on level 4. It will shred the chicken in seconds!

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