Melt in Your Mouth Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken slow cooks to perfection in the best sweet and tangy homemade BBQ sauce.  The chicken is so tender and just melts in your mouth with the most amazing flavor! 

Course Main Course


  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  1. Add the chicken to the bottom of your slow cooker.  In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, salt and liquid smoke.  

  2. Pour the sauce on top of the chicken and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 until chicken is tender enough to shred.  Shred the chicken and mix water with cornstarch.  Add to the bbq sauce and let the sauce thicken up for about 30 more minutes.