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3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Breasts

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken - Photo

I know how busy this time of year can be so I wanted to share a crazy simple slow cooker chicken dinner meal that can make one part of your life a little easier this month.  3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken takes only 5 minutes of prep and is a great easy weeknight staple that is the base to a variety of meals.

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Breasts - Photo

Our favorite BBQ sauce is from Trader Joe’s, but any brand works.  All you have to do is dump the ingredients and shred!  I love making a big batch to have for 2 different meals in one week.  Alternatively, it a meal for one week and I pop the rest in the freezer or make the rest into a casserole for the freezer so it is an easy last minute meal for another busy week.  Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is also a great easy meal for entertaining this time of year (football watch, holiday guests….)

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders - Photo

This shredded bbq chicken is a great base for a variety of meals.  Our favorite way is sliders with a ranch slaw, pickles and apples.

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders with Ranch Coleslaw - Photo

I make the ranch coleslaw using my yogurt ranch recipe (see details below), but it can also be made with your favorite store bought ranch.

Ranch Coleslaw - Photo

Other Ideas for 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Breasts

  • TacosBBQ Chicken Tacos - Photo
  • Rice / Quinoa bowls

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Rice Bowls - Photo

Loaded BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato - Photo

  • Quesadilla
  • A Casserole (working on a recipe for this)

How would your family enjoy it best?

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders - Photo

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken - Photo

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Breasts

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Servings:6
Course:Main Course
Keyword:5 Ingredients or less, Easy Recipe, family dinner, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, meal prep, quick and easy, Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 cup favorite BBQ Sauce we love the Trader Joes one
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place ingredients in slow cooker and set to low for 4-6 hours. (When I double this it needs at least 5 hours).
  • When it is done shred chicken at least 30 minutes before you are serving so it has time to soak up the juices.
  • Set to warm until you are ready to serve
  • Option to serve with Ranch Coleslaw (see recipe in notes)

Notes

Ranch Coleslaw
Ingredients:
  • 1 - 12 oz bag of coleslaw mix
  • 2/3 cup of your favorite ranch dressing - I use my yogurt ranch
    • 2/3 cup yogurt (plain or greek works)
    • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp dried dill weed
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/8 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
Directions:
  1. Mix the dressing ingredients together (if you are making) in a medium mixing bowl.  
  2. Add the coleslaw and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Let marinate at least 1 hour or up to 8.  
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