A super easy recipe for barbecue chicken. You can also serve four people with this recipe, just add two more breasts and a second bottle of barbecue sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on all sides. Place in slow cooker and pour 1/4 cup barbecue sauce and vinegar on top.

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  • Cook on Low for 3 hours.

  • Combine brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

  • Pour out all the liquid from the slow cooker and add remaining barbecue sauce. Sprinkle chicken with brown sugar-spice mixture.

  • Cook on Low, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 3 more hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 114.1g; fat 3.6g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 3465.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2020
I saved 1,125 calories cutting out the Brown Sugar and using Guy's Sugar Free BBQ Sauce. No noticeable difference in taste but a lot in the waist.. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/18/2020
Way too much sodium. Salt taste over powering. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2020
I saved 1,125 calories cutting out the Brown Sugar and using Guy's Sugar Free BBQ Sauce. No noticeable difference in taste but a lot in the waist.. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2019
The sauce was excellent. The chicken was very dry and I only cooked the breasts for 3 hours as opposed to 6 hours as stated in the recipe. I went against my better judgement and used boneless, skinless chicken breast as the recipe called for. I wanted to use bone-in chicken but in order to fairly rate this recipe I followed as written. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/18/2020
Way too much sodium. Salt taste over powering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2020
I kept to the recipe and it was delicious. I'm going to try it with pork chops today. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
So easy and delicious! Would be great to make for a crowd. Easy to make in advance. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
Followed the recipe exactly as written except for the cooking instructions.. It turned out great! My slow cooker must cook hot because the internal temp was 165 after only three hours. Kept it on WARM for a few hours and it was moist and tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
Used 5 breasts, cooked on high 4 hrs, did not drain liquid, doubled spices. Shredded and put back in for 20 minutes. Great on a bun! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2020
I read the previous reviews and found the amount of sodium a barrier to making this recipe. I had one 1.29 pound chicken breast (from a local butcher so it had no added sodium solution) that I cut into 3 pieces and place in the old green crockpot. I added 1/4 cup Sweet Baby Rays and the apple cider vinegar. It cooked 3 hours on low and it was up to temperature. I drained out the liquid from the pot, added 3 Tablespoons of tomato paste to it and used that as a substitute for the rest of the bbq sauce. I added the rest of the ingredients and cooked for another hour. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
Tried recipe with skinless, bone in chicken thighs because I was out of chicken breasts. Delicious!! My husband loved it. Read More
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