Slow cooker BBQ shredded chicken

Heather Disarro

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A quick homemade barbecue sauce is the perfect marinade and sauce for this deliciously simple slow cooker shredded chicken.

Crockpot BBQ shredded chicken

Slow cooker BBQ shredded chicken

Serves 6-8


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced very thinly
  • 24 ounces ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients, except the chicken, in a slow cooker.
  2. Nestle the chicken into the sauce.
  3. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours, until the chicken shreds very easily with a fork.
  4. Shred the chicken, then allow to cook 1 more hour.
  5. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.