Busy Day Chicken


Easiest recipe I've ever fixed! I received it when my oldest son was a baby --today he is 17 and it is still a hit! Just a few minutes of preparation, and all day cooking. Dinner will be hot and ready whenever you have a chance to eat. Meat falls from the bones, and sauce can be used as a gravy for rice or potatoes. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken

  • 1 ½ cups prepared barbecue sauce


  1. Put chicken, legs up, into slow cooker. Pour sauce over and inside the chicken. Cover.

  2. Cook for 8 to 10 hours on low setting. It is not a good idea to check it, as steam escapes and it takes quite awhile to reheat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
18g Fat
17g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 629mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 382mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.