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5 from 15 votes

Simple Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken

Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1/2 c plus 2 T your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • sea salt and pepper


  • Place chicken at the bottom of slow cooker. Cover in garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add onion and peppers on top and around chicken.
  • Add BBQ sauce, chili powder, onion powder and paprika and spread sauce to cover chicken.
  • Close and heat on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours depending on your crock pot.
  • When chicken is cooked through, using two forks, shred chicken and stir well to allow it to absorb the sauce.
  • Stir in corn starch to thicken about 20-30 minutes before serving.