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Shredded BBQ Chicken

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


Shredded BBQ chicken is easy to make in the slow cooker and a great way to feed a crowd or make a batch for easy dinners during the week. I like to pile the BBQ chicken on buns, but it’s also great wrapped up in tortillas or tossed with greens and veggies for a salad.


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs


  1. Combine the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and seasonings in the slow cooker. Place the chicken in the sauce and spoon some of the sauce over the top of each piece so it’s covered.
  2. Cook the chicken on high for two to three hours (or on low for four to six hours) or until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily with a fork. Once cooked, shred all of the chicken (I do this right in the slow cooker) and then stir well to combine with the sauce.
  3. The chicken can be cooked ahead and will keep well in the refrigerator for three to four days.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: approximately 3 ounces
  • Calories: 191
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 633.7mg
  • Fat: 3.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.8g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 19.4g
  • Cholesterol: 75.7mg

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