Recipes Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken


Does it get much easier than this summer crockpot recipe? Slow-cook chicken breasts in a mixture of bottled barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce for a tender, sweet, and tangy barbecue chicken that’s great on a bun or even over a baked potato. This is a stress-free and tasty meal of which the whole family will want seconds.


  • 24 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat Italian dressing
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 166
  • Fat 3g
  • Satfat 1g
  • Protein 17g
  • Carbohydrate 15g
  • Fiber 0.0g
  • Cholesterol 47mg
  • Sodium 463mg

How to Make It

Step 1


Put chicken in slow cooker. In a bowl, combine barbecue sauce, dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.

Step 2

Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and chicken broth. Stir into sauce in slow cooker, cover and cook until sauce is thickened and heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Return chicken to cooker, stir, cover and continue cooking on low for 45 minutes. Serve chicken on whole-grain buns, over brown rice or with baked potatoes if you like.

Chef’s Notes

Put leftovers from this recipe in soups or stews, tacos or sandwiches. Stuff it into a sweet potato, or throw it on top of a salad.


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