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Crockpot Barbecue Chicken

A flavorful recipe for Crockpot barbecue chicken that cooks in the slow cooker while you go about your day!  This easy recipe can be served as pulled BBQ chicken for sandwiches and sliders or leave the chicken breasts whole and serve with your favorite sides.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 274kcal
Author Amee


  • slow cooker


  • 6 boneless skinless organic chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoon butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 18 oz bottle your favorite barbecue sauce I used Stubb's Original BBQ sauce for this recipe and nutrition info
  • ½ green pepper chopped fine
  • ½ large sweet onion chopped fine
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 10 oz canned crushed pineapple, drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Non-stick olive oil cooking spray


  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large pan on medium heat.
    Melting butter in a skillet
  • Sauté green peppers and onions until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
    sauteed green peppers and onions
  • Spray the crockpot with cooking spray.
    spraying crockpot with cooking spray
  • Pour the barbecue sauce into the crockpot and add the green peppers and onions.
    bbq sauce, green peppers and onions in crockpot
  • Add the drained pineapple to the crockpot.
    pineapple, green peppers, onions and bbq sauce in crockpot
  • Add the remaining tablespoon butter to the sauté pan.
    Melting butter in a skillet
  • Brown chicken breasts on one side over medium-high heat.
    chicken breasts browning in pan
  • Flip breasts over and add the garlic to the pan. Cook the garlic until lightly golden and brown the other side of the breasts.
    chicken and garlic browning in pan
  • Add garlic and chicken to the crockpot mixture and season with salt and pepper.
    ingredients in crockpot for bbq chicken
  • Stir all together and cook for 6 hours on low.
    crockpot bbq chicken assembled and ready to cook
  • Serve with your favorite sides.
    plate of bbq chicken with sides


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 792mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg