Slow Cooker Sweet BBQ Chicken Recipe

Do you ever feel like there is never enough time to do everything you need to?  I was recently telling my husband that I never feel completely caught up in life and always feel like I am behind.  I hate that feeling! This last month has been crazy.  I have been gone a lot and my poor husband and kids have had to fend for themselves {it’s good for him, right?!}.  I finally am feeling a little more on top of things just in time to leave for a family vacation to Disney World!  I will worry about all the packing and preparation later, but for now, I will share our families “go-to” recipe when life gets a little nuts!

Serves: 4

Slow Cooker Sweet BBQ Chicken Recipe

10 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen or thawed)
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of slow cooker. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine barbecue sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. 
  3. Pour sauce over chicken. Cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or low for 4-6 hours.



854 cal


32 g


91 g


47 g
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13 Responses to “Slow Cooker Sweet BBQ Chicken Recipe”

  1. melissa
    I wanted to have a southern bbq dinner for family that would remind us of our travels to NC. So I made this chicken, cole slaw, corn bread, fried okra and sweet tea. It was a hit! My family loved it and we are making it again tonight. :)
    • I use 6-7 large chicken breasts, thawed keeps it from being watery. Also I increase the amounts of everything just slightly, 28 oz. bbq sauce, mounded halfcup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, and 2 tbsp worchestershire sauce. I cook for 3-4 hours on high, shred it all and strain the sauce then throw it all in for at least another hour. It's amazing and the chicken absorbs the sauce better and it's not watery at all.
  2. I tried this recipe by exact directions except for chicken type. The taste of the chicken was amazing!!! The sauce was watery but made no difference. Everyone gobbled it up with no issues. Will absolutely add this to my dinner list. I did this with split chicken breasts (6)... Meat just fell off the bone!!!
  3. I used pork chops instead of chicken for this because that's all we had. They turned out great, and I will be making this again using chicken or pork chops! I started with thawed pork chops, so the sauce was not watery at all. I also did not measure anything, and added liquid smoke as well. So, in all fairness, my review is not based on the original recipe:)

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