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Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken

This tender Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken can be used to create a variety of different meals. Easy, versatile, and always delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 226kcal


  • 2 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper  to taste
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (I used Kinder's Mild)


  • Place the chicken breasts in your slow cooker and sprinkle with the smoked paprika, granulated garlic (or garlic powder), and pepper. Pour the BBQ sauce over the seasoned chicken. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or on LOW for 6 to 7 hours, or until easy to shred.
  • Remove the cover and use two forks to shred the chicken into the sauce.
  • Serve on toasted buns or however you'd like!
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Stays fresh and delicious for several days.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg