Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken

I’m about to say it again but I really can’t apologize for being repetitive. This is the easiest, most delicious, budget-friendly recipe EVER! These recipes are my favorite to make at home and to share with you. Recipes like this Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken really prove that anyone can prepare delicious home-cooked meals for pennies!

Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken-This Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken is perfect for sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, etc! Super easy and super affordable! The First-Taste

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 I used my own Homemade Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce for this recipe. If you’d like to do that just follow the link. It’s a delicious, tangy sauce that only take about 10 minutes to whip up!

Homemade Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce-If you love your barbecue sauce extra tangy and more than a little sassy, then this Homemade Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce is for you! Quick and easy recipe! The First-Taste.com

 If you don’t have time to make your own sauce, you can most definitely substitute some of your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce for this recipe.

Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken-This Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken is perfect for sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, etc! Super easy and super affordable! The First-Taste

Crazy easy meal prep with this Money-Saving (bonus) Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken!Click To Tweet

You only need two ingredients for this recipe: 5-6 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, and one cup barbecue sauce. As I said above, you can use homemade or store-bought sauce. Place the chicken breast in the bottom of your slow cooker, I used a 6 quart capacity slow cooker for this recipe. Pour the barbecue sauce over the top of the chicken, cover, and cook on high for approximately three and a half hours. Temp test your chicken to at least 165°F. Once your chicken is to temp, shred it with two forks right in the slow cooker. Replace the lid and allow the shredded chicken to rest for about 10 minutes. 

Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken-This Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken is perfect for sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, etc! Super easy and super affordable! The First-Taste

The first night we had this delicious, moist barbecue chicken on buns with side salads. I enjoyed the rest of it on salads for lunch the rest of the week. I ran the numbers and this recipe comes out to be about $.68/serving when served as sandwiches, including the buns! Besides sandwiches and salads, this chicken would be great in soups, wraps, or just by itself! I’d love to hear how you use this easy Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken in your home! Drop me a line below and let me know! Enjoy!

 Here’s another recipe you might like!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Spareribs

Below is the exact same slow cooker I have and have been using for YEARS! Sure, there are all kinds of fancy ones out there but this one gets the job done nicely. I only recommend items that I actually own and use.

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Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken-This Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken is perfect for sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, etc! Super easy and super affordable! The First-Taste

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Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken-This Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken is perfect for sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, etc! Super easy and super affordable! The First-Taste
Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken
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This Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken is perfect for sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, etc! Super easy and super affordable!
Servings Prep Time
20 -4 oz servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
3.5 hours
Servings Prep Time
20 -4 oz servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
3.5 hours
Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken-This Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken is perfect for sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, etc! Super easy and super affordable! The First-Taste
Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken
Print Recipe
This Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken is perfect for sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, etc! Super easy and super affordable!
Servings Prep Time
20 -4 oz servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
3.5 hours
Servings Prep Time
20 -4 oz servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
3.5 hours
Ingredients
Servings: -4 oz servings
Instructions
  1. If you are making homemade sauce, do that beforehand. Link to my Homemade Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce is above in the post.
  2. Place the chicken in the bottom of your slow cooker. Cover with the barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on high for about 3.5 hours. Always temp test your chicken to at least 165°F. When finished, shred the chicken with two forks. Recover and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes. Serve as sandwiches, on salads, in wraps, however you'd like! Enjoy!

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