shredded barbecue sauce covered chicken in a blue bowl sitting on a woven straw placemat
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Slow Cooker Shredded Barbecue Chicken

This super easy to prepare Slow Cooker Shredded Barbecue Chicken will become a family favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, recipe, barbecue, sauce, sandwich, easy
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 2 cups Bourbon Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard I used country-style
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken (I used 1 1/2 pounds breasts & 1 1/2 pounds thighs)


  • Stir barbecue sauce, bourbon, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire together in the bowl of a slow cooker.
  • Add the chicken, stir to coat.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Shred the chicken and mix with barbecue sauce.
  • Use to make sandwiches or pizza.


Bourbon Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce recipe
To make sandwiches: Toast 6 Hamburger Buns, top with shredded barbecue chicken and Apple Coleslaw.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 544mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.8mg