These crockpot BBQ chicken sandwiches couldn’t be easier! Just toss the ingredients in the crockpot, let them cook all day and then at dinner time, serve the BBQ chicken on hamburger buns.
I discovered this crockpot BBQ chicken recipe when we lived in Boston, and I picked up a random copy of Family Circle at one of the elementary schools I worked at.
The original recipe is made for a grill which (surprise!) I did not have in our teensy apartment. Also, I pretty much see any with chicken thighs in it as a candidate for the crockpot.
And frankly, I’d rather pop everything in the crockpot on a hot summer day than stand over the grill (or, more likely, make Bart stand over the grill).
These sandwiches are crazy delicoius and we’ve had them probably a dozen times in the last couple of years.
It’s especially a nice meal when you’re having a lot of people over because you can make a ton with no extra effort and it just cooks by itself all day.
crockpot bbq chicken RECIPE
Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
These crockpot BBQ chicken sandwiches couldn't be easier! Just toss the ingredients in the crockpot, let them cook all day and dinner is ready.
- 4 boneless/skinless chicken thighs frozen is fine
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/4 teaspoon
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 1/2 small onion diced
- 2/3 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- To serve:
- 4 hamburger buns because I suffer from the crazies, I like to make my own. See recipe I use linked below
- Mayo and/or mustard
- Slices tomatoes
- Roughly chopped lettuce
Put chicken thighs in the bottom of your crockpot. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and paprika.
In a small saucepan, heat oil, then add onion, cooking over medium for about 5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well-combined and sugar has melted. Pour over chicken thighs.
Set the crockpot to low and cook for about 4-6 hours. An hour or two (or, you know, thirty minutes) before you're ready to eat, shred the chicken with two forks (it should just fall apart) and let it continue to cook in the liquid until ready to serve.
Serve with mayo, tomatoes, lettuce, and hamburger buns.
(adapted from Family Circle)