Crock Pot Chicken BBQ Sandwiches

Tender and juicy slow cooker BBQ Chicken! Oh and we’ll top them sammiches off with an old school North Carolina coleslaw recipe I got from a friend. Still hand written on an index card in cursive and all.


Okay so this is another one of my favorite Crock Pot recipes, because the majority of dinners made at our house go by the “set it and forget it” code. Not all of the time okay, I do love to cook. But it’s just really hard to turn away from some of the advantages of slow cookers when you have a busy schedule!

Now you can use pork if you’d like, I would. But the majority of people at my house prefer chicken instead and I don’t mind the compromise. The only thing that would change is the time cooked. You’d need to bump it up from 6 hours on low to 8 hours on low if you make this recipe with a Boston Butt. Oh and the “Boston Butt” is not actually the butt in case you didn’t know… It’s the shoulder. You can still say “I touched the butt” if you want though. I would.

Oh and you should ALMOST that’s right ALMOST always cook on low when using slow cookers. This ain’t no Instant Pot. Don’t increase the temp unless you have to, just increase the time. “Time and tide, love.” Or time and temperature. Whichever.

You also could make your own seasoning as well. But before you think that’s a great idea just remember… Unless you’re making each spice from raw ingredients that you grew in a garden at home then you’re really just buying spices from your grocery store spice aisle anyway…

I’m just saying if you’re gonna cheat you might as well do it right. Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix, you’ll find it on the spice aisle near all the other spices you were going to use. You’re welcome.

Ingredients: (BBQ Sandwiches, Makes 8 Total)

  • 2 lbs. Chicken Breast.
  • 1 Packet BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix.
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth.
  • 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup.
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar.
  • 8 Pepperidge Farm Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns.

Ingredients: (Coleslaw, Makes 20 Ounces)

  • 2 Cups Chopped Cabbage.
  • 1/3 Cup Diced Red Onion.
  • 1/3 Cup Diced Carrot.
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise.
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream.
  • 1 teaspoon Yellow Mustard.
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Table Salt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice squeezed from half a Lemon.

Nutrition Facts: (Per 1 Sandwich with Coleslaw)

  • Calories: 370
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • – Saturated: 2g
  • – Trans: 0g
  • – Poly: 2g
  • – Mono 2g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg
  • Sodium: 900mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Calcium: 8%
  • Iron: 7%
  • Potassium: 85mg
  • Vitamin A: 12%
  • Vitamin C: 7%


  1. In a 4.5 quart slow cooker add 2 lbs. chicken breast, 1 packet of Crock Pot brand BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix, 1 Cup Chicken Broth, 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/2 Cup Ketchup, and 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar. Set to LOW and set a timer for SIX HOURS.
  2. While our BBQ Chicken is cooking now for the next six hours in our Crockpot, we can make our coleslaw! In a medium sized mixing bowl the following ingredients; 2 Cups Chopped Cabbage, 1/3 Cup Diced Red Onion, 1/3 Cup Diced Carrot, 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise, 1/4 Cup Sour Cream, 1 teaspoon Yellow Mustard, 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/2 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar, 1/2 teaspoon Table Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, and freshly squeezed lemon juice from half a Lemon. Mix all ingredients together well and store refrigerator.
  3. At six hours, remove lid from Crock-Pot shred chicken. DO NOT remove chicken from slow cooker and shred on a plate separately. Use a hand mixer instead, and if you don’t have a hand mixer use two forks… Either way, shred until desired thickness just make sure you do it in the CrockPot with all the juices and flavors. If you do use a hand mixer start on the lowest speed first then increase gradually if necessary. I like my BBQ shredded ULTRA THIN for sandwiches, that’s up to you however.
  4. Build your sandwich. I recommend Pepperidge Farm Sesame Seed Buns for the buns they’re just so soft and classic for BBQ sandwiches. Add in the BBQ Chicken, N.C. southern style Coleslaw! And top it with the top half of your bun and serve.

You can do this with sliders, you can serve this recipe at parties as appetizers… Look, it’s really versatile! So however you want to do this, BBQ doesn’t just have to be pork and it certainly tastes great either way! Hope you enjoyed and please leave some feedback for everybody. Is there anything you would change? How do you Crock Pot BBQ? Cheers! Derek.

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