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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.  If you want to make your own this is my favorite recipe (I cut the sugar in half).  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.  If you prefer broccoli slaw check out my recipe here.

Ranch Coleslaw - Photo

Other Ideas for 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Breasts

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  • 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. If you want to make your own I like this recipe (I cut the sugar in half).
  • 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 Broccoli Slaw Recipe can be found here or use with regular coleslaw mix as written below.  
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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