Working from home (like I do) is quite difficult when BBQ chicken is cooking up in the slow cooker all day long. Oh yes, I can smell the wonderful aroma fill up my house, tempting me to dig in before dinner time arrives. I have to use much self control, yes I do!
I highly recommend this slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe if you’re a busy mom trying to get out the door quickly in the morning and/or if you have no time to cook dinner one night. Simply put chicken breasts in the BBQ sauce, set your slow cooker for four hours, and you’ll come home to a savory, flavorful meal.
I’m not kidding when I say this slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe is made with only TWO ingredients (three if you count water). I don’t know if dinner can get any easier! Best of all, this dish is naturally gluten free (just make sure your BBQ sauce is marked GF), and it can be served a variety of ways… shredded inside a gluten free bun, atop rice or a baked potato, or as a stand alone dish with homemade wavy french fries and sweet peas (like I did).
This recipe is in regular rotation at our house. My 11 year old son requests it all the time so I try to make it at least once per month. Hope you enjoy the ease and deliciousness of this dish as much as we do!
- 4 large chicken breasts (filet each breast in half to create thinner pieces)
- 30 oz. gluten free BBQ sauce (the bottle I used was 19 oz, I used 1 full bottle and 1 half bottle)
- 10 oz. water
- Additional seasonings (garlic powder, onion powder, pepper) if desired - optional
Add BBQ sauce to slow cooker.
Fill the BBQ sauce bottle up with about 10 oz of water, shake to get the BBQ sauce remaining in bottle, add liquid to slow cooker. Mix well.
Add optional seasonings.
Add chicken breasts (chicken should be completely covered by sauce).
Set slow cooker for 4 hours.
Remove breasts and shred with a fork.
Serve with a gluten free bun, over rice or a potato, or as a stand alone dish.