Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken
This BBQ chicken crockpot recipe is super easy to prepare. The chicken simmers for hours in the slow cooker and turns out a little spicy.
This BBQ chicken crockpot recipe is super easy to prepare. The chicken simmers for hours in the slow cooker and turns out a little spicy.
I liked this, but I did with it what I do with another recipe...I put the chicken in plain first (spray crock with cooking spray), let it cook for 3-4 hours on HIGH, DRAIN it, then add the sauce & continue to cook on HIGH for about 30 min. to 1 hr. longer. This way, it isn't too watery! The chicken is so tender made this way, my family loves it.Read More
This recipe would be fine for a quick and easy slow cooker meal. Certainly a huge help for a busy day. However, it really wouldn't be much different than just pouring on Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce. I couldn't even detect a hint of the red pepper flakes, and Ray doesn't really need any extra sugar since it's quite sweet to begin with.Read More
I liked this, but I did with it what I do with another recipe...I put the chicken in plain first (spray crock with cooking spray), let it cook for 3-4 hours on HIGH, DRAIN it, then add the sauce & continue to cook on HIGH for about 30 min. to 1 hr. longer. This way, it isn't too watery! The chicken is so tender made this way, my family loves it.
This recipe would be fine for a quick and easy slow cooker meal. Certainly a huge help for a busy day. However, it really wouldn't be much different than just pouring on Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce. I couldn't even detect a hint of the red pepper flakes, and Ray doesn't really need any extra sugar since it's quite sweet to begin with.
I really loved how simple this was. I didn't have high expectations for the taste but it was really good. I didn't even have to preseason the chicken. Straight out the package and into the slow cooker. Tonight I'm trying it on ribs. The only thing I changed is I didn't add much sugar. Maybe a tablespoon if that. The sauce is already sweet enough to me. Update: I tried it with pork ribs tonight and it was just a a good as with the chicken. This is a keeper!
This recipe was so easy to make! I threw it together in just a few minutes before I left for work. Not sure how it tastes because my family forgot to save me some and ate it all up before I got home.
I did something different. I added fresh chopped sweet onions & fresh garlic with white wine. Removed powder onion. Let that Simmer for 1 hour. Then added the rest of the ingredients. I removed distilled white vinegar and added apple cider vinegar instead in slow cooker. Once they are mixed, added chicken thighs with no skin and with bone. Turned heat to Low. Oh Boy! my house smells good.
I didn't mix the ingredients together in a bowl (to save a dish), just poured them on top of the chicken breasts and mixed them around with the chicken breasts as they cooked. I used two enormous frozen chicken breasts and they were done in less than six hours, so I don't think the cooking time is accurate. As for the problem with the sauce being watery, I noticed that and solved it by cracking the lid on the crock pot (about 1" or so) for the last hr. they cooked, turning them once, so the sauce could reduce and carmelize a bit. They were delicious, but next time I think I'll add more chicken, because there was a lot of sauce. Served it with garlic butter rice and corn, and it was a big hit with the kids! I just hope my crock pot comes clean after soaking all day and night.
A hit at our house! I love NC BBQ and the vinegar and red pepper flakes did the trick. In order to get every last drop of BBQ sauce out of the bottle I popped off the spout, poured in the vinegar, shook, and voila!
This recipie is copied exactly from Sweet Baby Ray's. You should have given them credit.
As others have said, if you use a good bbq sauce, you can skip the additional ingredients. Best tip I saw in the reviews was to cook chicken for a couple hours without the sauce, then pour off the liquid, then add the sauce.
I made this today, and it was very good. I used chicken leg quarters because that's what I had. I served it with broccoli mac & cheese and corn on the cob. It was perfect for a Monday.
FANTASTIC! Perfect amount of kick! I shredded the chicken breasts and put them back in the BBQ sauce for just a few minutes. Served on a Portugese Roll with a side dish of stir fried green beans w/slivered almonds. Just enough so I was able to have dessert.
My husband actually made this and it was delicious! He followed the recipe - the only change he made was adding more red pepper. He shredded the chicken and put it in between toasted buns - it was messy and oh so good!! Served with fries, sweet tea and a lot of napkins our kids loved it, too. We will make this again.
I made this yesterday and it turned out great. I didn't give it 5 stars because I made some modifications to the recipe. I am cooking for one in a 1.5 qt crock pot so I split the recipe in half. I used Stubb's original flavor barbecue sauce since I prefer that to Baby Ray's. I added a 1/2 of chicken broth and black pepper. I also added way more crushed red pepper since I like my food spicy. About 3.5 hours into the cook time, I shredded the chicken and let it continue to cook for the last 30 minutes. Everything turned out really well! I will definitely use this again.
rated ok, because I didn't mix the sauce, took Paula's advice and used Sweet Baby Ray's Sauce ( the spicy) & cut up bell pepper & onion and Slow Cooked It All on 4hrs!!..(May have been ready in about 2.5-3 hrs)..Great Taste!!!
I used frozen chicken breasts - cooked on high for one hour turned down to low for 3 hours. Added a tablespoon of honey. I was very nervous about the vinegar but it cooked down. The red pepper flakes gave it a little spice with the sweet. Excellent! Next time I will place the chicken on the grill to crisp it up. Excellent recipe!
Honestly I have no idea how something so simply can taste so wonderful! I found some chicken thighs on sale and wasn't quite sure what to do with them. Came across this recipe and followed as posted. As soon as I took the first bite, I knew that I was taking a plate for lunch the next day. The flavor was amazing! I read some of the comments about the watery sauce, that didn't bother us as we were going for the bbq flavor and not the actually sauce itself. Although I would recommend if it's too watery to pour some sauce on top of the chicken once out the crock pot and maybe even crisp it in the oven... My boyfriend, who for some some strange reason is obsessed with Gold Carrol's bbq chicken, told me this recipe was 10x better than G.C.'s... In this household trust me that's a compliment! (Everything I make is compared to them). This will be my go to for indoor bbq chicken!
I used it as a guide line; just used the chicken and BBQ sauce, did not add anything else.
Mine ended up with watery BBQ juice and my chicken wasn't very moist. I did cut my pieces a little smaller than keeping them in whole breasts, but I don't think that attributed to the watery juicy. May give it another try....don't know. Not a thrill of a dinner.
Really quick and good. We cut it in half for the two of us, use extra garlic, and use extra apple cider vinegar instead of distilled. Try it over rice so you don't waste any of the excellent sauce. Those averse to heat are suggested to cut the pepper flakes to a quarter tsp or less.
It seemed weird to me that it could cook for 4 - 6 hours. That's a big range! I made only two large chicken breasts so I cut the ingredients for the sauce in half but followed the recipe and cooked it for 5 hours. I used Sonny's Sweet BBQ Sauce and wondered if adding the brown sugar would make it too sweet, but it didn't. It was very yummy. As others have commented, it makes a LOT of sauce and it is very runny. When (not if) I make it again, I will make 1/4 of the sauce for two breasts unless I am serving it with rice or something to sop it up. Hubby liked it and said I should make it again. Not exactly diet food, but what the heck. It was easy and very tasty! We had enough left overs to have pulled chicken on a bun later on.
very delicious. I shredded the chicken and put it on a while wheat bun and made a chicken sandwich. made great left overs too.
You don't get any easier than this, Mrs. Pie, good job!
Delicious and easy to make, have made it twice, I choose to add potatoes and they also turn out great.
If you have teenagers this will mean something: our 18 year old son said "Next time please make more chicken." THERE IS NO GREATER ENDORSEMENT!
I'm going out of five stars because it's not finished yet and I know it's going to be delicious. I put four large quarters in a crockpots going skin side down. Next star chop some sweet onion and fresh garlic scattered on top and then some dry seasonings. After about four hours I plan to drain off the juice and fat from the skin flip the babies over and add barbecue sauce. Turn the heat down to low and let it rock along to their summer in about three hours then go to hold for dinner. I'll take a picture before they come out of the park later and how they turned out?
We really liked this. The only change I made was to use aluminum foil balls at the bottom as a platform for the chicken..this shortened the cooking time to 3 hours.
Did like others recommend, chicken for 4 hrs removed liquid, then added the sauce, but I put the chicken on a bed of chopped onion and saved the stock along with some of the onion and chicken for soup. I also skipped the brown sugar and used fresh chopped garlic instead of powder. We liked that the vinegar and pepper made the sweet baby rays more tangy with more complex flavor.
I used chicken quarters and started with then frozen. I should have thawed them first. Ended up with bbq sauce being too watered down from chicken being frozen. Other than that it was good and super tender.
I wouldn't leave it in there the whole time it was very dry.
This recipe was very good, the chicken was great, I will make this again
Simple and sooo good.
My entire family (all six of us) gave it two thumbs up! That almost never happens! East to make and very little clean-up.
All my hubby could say was Oh Honey Oh Honey, we have a large family and every one loved this im about to make it for the second time this week thanks.
The meat was very dry. I didn't make any changes.
Made it exactly as the recipe stated and turned out great.
No changes made to this recipe and it was pretty good. All kids enjoyed it. Possible I will make again. Super easy to make is a plus
I followed the recipe as written. I did try to add rice an hour before the end but that was a disaster. The chicken turned out delicious but even after an extra 30 mins the rice was still uncooked. I will make this again but will not try adding the rice.
Waste of chicken & BBQ sauce. One note flavor.
I made it by the recipe. Loved the sauce but next time I will use bone-in chicken breasts or pork ribs. The boneless breasts came out too dry
I used thighs and wings. It was yummy.
Easy to make and good. I was not concerned about the sauce being watery as I was just aiming for flavorful chicken without the gooey mess. I put it in rinsed and still frozen and just turned them a couple of times during cooking. I served it leftover rice and steamed green beans.
I made this yesterday for dinner and it turned out amazing. The only thing different I did was take out the.chicken halfway through and shredded it for shredded bbq chicken sandwiches and my picky kiddo had several sandwiches.
I've made this in the crock pot with a whole chicken many times and my husband has almost devoured the entire thing. And all I use is a bottle of Sweet Baby Rays, vinegar and brown sugar. Even my picky mom likes it.
Followed the recipe to a T and it was absolutely delicious!! Once cooked I shredded the chicken with a fork, placed it on a nice bun, added a couple of dill pickles and voila--a super simple and easy dinner DONE!!!
Made it for the first time tonight & I will definitely make it again. It was a huge hit with the family
Tasty spicy and easy to prepare. Chicken tasted great and plenty left over so I used extra sauce over rice and a side salad and a great meal. Recommend it to anyone.
tangy and sweet, great
Tender and delicious, and reheats really well if you thaw it the night before.
Loved the flavor, served over rice. Thank you!
My family love this and want me to make it all the time!
This is an excellent recipe! I added half a sweet onion and cooked it on low for 4 hours. I shredded the chicken and put it back in the crockpot for another hour. I made this for a BBQ potluck at my job and my co workers cleaned the crock pot! My family loved it too. I will definitely make it again.
My husband loved this. Didn't change a thing.
I made this recipe as written but followed the advice of one of the other reviewers by adding onion. I sliced an onion thinly and put it into the slow cooker first (after spraying the slow cooker with cooking spray). I placed 3 large whole chicken breasts in next and covered it all with the sauce mixture. I mistakenly cooked it on high for the first 3 hours and cooked it one more hour on low. It still came out great. It's a very forgiving recipe. We have enough cooked chicken left over to use for a chicken casserole - probably something Southwest/Mexican. My husband really liked it a lot. One thing I would do differently next time is to try halving the sauce ingredients because it made too much. Also, I would omit the red pepper flakes. Sweet Baby Ray's is spicy enough for us.
Husband loved it.
I will definitely use this recipe again. It was so juicy and delicious
Fast and easy to make!
Easy meal for a working mom with a family. Even the picky one loved it!
We love this.....used large chicken breasts...put 1 lg sliced onion in bottom of crock ...breasts on top...cooked 4 hrs..drained liquid. .added BBQ sauce and red pepper flakes only did not used all the extra ingredients and ...did NOT shred chicken....cooked 1 hour more...served with baked beans and baked potato....topped with sauce from chicken....delish!
I cook for only myself and 1 other person, so I am always on the lookout for recipes (especially slow cooker recipes) that be easily cut down to a size that will feed us for one meal with no leftovers. This looked really good for that. THE PROS: it was very easy. I used 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, totaling about 1 lb and cut the ingredients for the sauce in half. I did not add the red pepper flakes as we do not do spicey things very well. Anyway, for the barbeque sauce, it worked well as I actually used a couple of different kinds of barbeque sauce that I had on hand and wanted to clear out of the frig! The chicken was very moist and tender, yet the pieces held together well - not always the case when cooking boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces! The sauce tasted very good to us. THE CONS: I gave this recipe only 4 stars because there was WAY TOO MUCH SAUCE AND IT WAS VERY THIN. Even though I only used about a cup of the bottled barbeque sauce, with the addition of the vinegar (and I used cider vinegar because I did not have any white on hand - I don’t think that really matters) and the steaming that adds moisture while it cooks in the slow cooker, I ended up with almost 2 cups of LEFTOVER sauce! That’s AFTER we used sauce on the chicken we ate! I am going to freeze the leftover sauce and make this again and will just re-use the sauce I am freezing to cook the chicken in. At the end, I plan to mix a little cornstarch with water and add to the sauce in the slo
Easy to put together, great taste, my husband loved it. It's a keeper.
Absolutely delicious! I doctored it up a bit by adding 1 Tbsp of minced Garlic and 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce for a smokey flavor. I also used Kraft BBQ Sauce. In the last hour, I spread shredded cheddar on top, It was DELICIOUS!
Took other reviewers' recommendations re: cooking breasts first, draining liquid and then adding BBQ mixture (per recipe). Found chicken was overcooked--tough, but the BBQ sauce was a WINNER!! Going to try making the BBQ sauce on the oven (for approx. 1 hour) and then just stirring in some rotisserie chicken slices to warm it up. Again, the BBQ sauce is so worth making it again!! Thanks for posting! UPDATE: Made this again with following changes: Made BBQ sauce following recipe. Purchased a rotisserie chicken and sliced the meat into strips. Preheated the oven to 300 degrees. Sprayed a 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread enough of the prepared BBQ sauce to coat the bottom. Added the chicken pieces on top. Used the remainder of the BBQ sauce to pour over the chicken. Covered the pan with foil and cooked for 30 minutes. YUM!!! Highly recommend!!!
BBQ sauce was watery..Great taste..Very tender.
Loved this recipe! My family and I loved it! I didn't use brown sugar I used white sugar instead since I didn't have any. I also didn't use vinegar because I didn't have any of that either. I added extra red pepper flakes because we love spice. It was amazing!! Sweet and spicy...addictive. Definitely will make this again :)
Made this just as the recipe says. Very good! Hubby loved it. The sauce is perfect. Will be using it for other dishes.
This was so easy to make and was delicious! I just put everything straight into the crock pot (except the pepper flakes) and used a rubber wisk, then rolled the chicken around so they were covered with sauce. Soooo yummy!
Cooked 6.5 hours and meat was tender, but agree with all other reviews- sauce was so watery that nothing stayed on meat to give it the bbq flavor I was hoping for
If I were making it again I would reduce the sauce as ir was runny. Nice flavour..
This definitely wasn't bad, but it was a little tough. I think that next time I make it I'll tear the chicken up once it's cooked and then cook it longer. I did like the added vinegar to keep it from being too sweet.
It was good, but a little tangy for my grandkids. I used Sweet Baby Rays Hawaiian sauce...easy recipe to follow.
Quick easy meal that taste great if you like BBQ.
I used half a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Chipotle sauce and skipped the vinegar, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Turned out wonderful! Will definitely make it again.
Extremely easy but more important - very flavorable! Wevwill make again!
It was simple and delicious. We will make this again!
This was easy peasy.I enhanced with tablespoon of mesquite seasoning and 2 Tblespoons of onion flakes.
Did not make changes and would do again
Easy dish that is very flavorful.
no changes.. will make again
Super easy to make. My first slow cooker meal and it came out flavorful and moist. I used honey bbq sauce so the result was a little too sweet, but otherwise very enjoyable. I mixed the ingredients in a bowl (except the chicken) and placed them in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning I added everything to the slow cooker and went to work. It was ready in the afternoon. Now to more complicated things.
So the first time I made it, I left the chicken all day while I was working (10 hours eek!). It came out very dry because of that so I turned it into pulled chicken sandwhiches and it tasted just fine with the extra bbq sauce. I made it again but only had it in for a little over 4 hours and it was so juicy and delicious! It's definitely a hard recipe to completely mess up as it was delicious both times, I highly reccommend paying attention to the time though! Great introductory recipe for using a crock pot!
It was easy to make and was delicious. I will definitely make it again.
Simple and so yummy!!!
My family loved it.
I used thighs instead, and it was delicious! Next time I'll listen to other reviewers and crack the lid so it's not as watery though.
This was a family favorite. Instead of garlic powder I used 4 teaspoons garlic salt. I will be making this again.
Too much vinegar.
We enjoyed the slow cooker chicken, but I would cook the chicken for a while first, drain the juice off and then pour on the barbeque sauce. It was a nice way to cook on a busy day.
I made this recipe with 5 large chicken breasts. I didn't have brown sugar so I just sprinkled a bit of raw sugar but it didn't really need it. I also added 2 fresh sweet onions, paprika, and cayenne pepper. After 6 hrs, I shredded the chicken and returned it to the sauce. Served it on buns. Came out delicious!!!
I made this recipe as is. It was wonderful coming home to a perfectly cooked meal that was easily put together on my lunch hour. My family loved its taste and I loved the ease of making it.
I have replaced the sugar and barbecue sauce with good old South African chutney. Result was lovely. A very simple to make dish. I have dished it with steamed vegetables, oyster mushrooms and wild rice.
Follow the recipe has printed turned out great. This one's a keeper will make again.
I followed others suggestions and cooked chicken 1st then drained and addeded bbq sauce with red pepper flakes, garlic, and apple cider vinegar. Did not add br sugar
Served it at a party and they kept coming back for more!
I followed the recipe exactly and it was so easy and delicious. I will definitely make this again.
Everyone loved it
This is very simple to make. I started with frozen chicken breast and it turned out well. I cut the brown sugar in half and it was a nice blend of sweet and spicy. Served this over white sticky rice and 'Green Beans' from AR.
Chicken tastes amazing! I didn't put too many pepper flakes, I didn't use Sweet Baby Rays, I used a Texan bbq sauce and I put 1/2 cup ketchup and 1 tsp of paprika
Easy and delicious! It falls apart with just a fork!
This is our go-to crock pot chicken. I often cook it on high for one hour and then on low for 2-2 1/2 more. We serve it with rice in bowls. Yummy!!