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slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipe This month Lazy Susan is tackling the idea of slow cooked. I stumbled upon this recipe in Southern Living Magazine, and even though it has quite a few parts, I knew that it would be worth making. I was right. If you just make the chicken component, you will have found a great recipe that has a million uses. But adding the pickled peppers and onions are what make this recipe for me. I love the crunch and texture that it adds to this sandwich. I made a simple, sweet vinaigrette and tossed with some shredded cabbage. I made the sweet potato cornbread, but you can always use a good bun, or even crunchy ciabatta bread that has been toasted.

I am feeling pretty crappy right now, I am fighting whatever I got on my trip, so I am going to cut this short. Rest, a cup of tea, and some Downton Abbey are calling my name.

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slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipe4 bone-in chicken breasts or 1 (3 to 3 1/2 pound whole chicken, cut up)
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup Coke
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons whiskey
1 lemon

slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipe Mix together the paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together. Sprinkle on both sides of chicken and place the chicken in a slow cooker.

slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipe Mix together the Coke, ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and whiskey.

slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipe Pour the mixture around the chicken, being careful to not remove the spice mixture. Place lemon slices over the top of chicken.

slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipe Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours (or 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours on LOW).

slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipe At this point, you can shred the chicken to make sandwiches. Take the chicken out of the slow cooker, throw away the lemons, and take the skin off of the chicken. Take the chicken off of the bone, and shred with two forks. You can freeze this in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipe In my opinion, the best part of this sandwich is the pickled peppers and onions. They are really easy to make, and you can find the full recipe here.

slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipeHere is the recipe for the sweet potato cornbread.

easy slawAnd a very simple slaw. I left the mayo out of course.

slow cooker bbq chicken sandwich recipeHead on over to the lovely Shannon Harrison’s website to see what she has cooked up.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in chicken breasts or 1 (3 to 3 1/2 pound whole chicken, cut up)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup Coke
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons whiskey
  • 1 lemon
  • Pickled Peppers and Onions
  • Sweet Potato Cornbread
  • Simple Slaw

Instructions

  1. Mix together the paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together. Sprinkle on both sides of chicken and place the chicken in a slow cooker.
  2. Mix together the Coke, ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and whiskey.
  3. Pour the mixture around the chicken, being careful to not remove the spice mixture. Place lemon slices over the top of chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours (or 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours on LOW).
  5. At this point, you can shred the chicken to make sandwiches. Take the chicken out of the slow cooker, throw away the lemons, and take the skin off of the chicken. Take the chicken off of the bone, and shred with two forks. You can freeze this in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  6. Optional: Make Pickled Peppers and Onions, Simple Slaw, and Sweet Potato Cornbread
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36 Responses to Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

  1. Ohhhh, I want this for dinner already!

  2. Looks sooo good Bree and I like the pickled peppers idea.. you rock!

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  4. looks delicious! Love that you used cornbread as the “bun” such a great idea! Have a fabulous weekend!

  5. ErinCroutons says:

    THIS is what you make when you’re not feeling well?? It looks awesome! I myself would have made a PB&J and gone back to bed, haha. :)

  6. Deanna says:

    The pickled onions and peppers sound amazing. My favorite part of Mexican restaurants is the pickled carrots and onions, and I’m bound to love a Southern version just as much, if not more.

  7. BBQ chicken sounds awesome, and what sounds even better is bbq chicken made simple via crock pot. I adore using my crock pot (yours looks way better than mine, but that’s beside the point ;) Your recipe looks easy, delicious and a guaranteed pleaser. Thanks!

    • bakedbree says:

      You are welcome Julia! I upgraded my slow cooker a few months ago and it was worth it. I can brown directly in the insert. Love this one!

  8. I love slow cooker chicken. This looks absolutely fabulous, and if it weren’t almost dinner time here, I would totally make this for dinner tonight :)

    • bakedbree says:

      It is really good. The pickled peppers and onions are really what make this special. Don’t leave them out!

  9. Jasmin says:

    I don’t eat a lot of meat but these look delish! I love your photography too btw! gorgeous!

  10. Brandon says:

    So many things I love about this post, it’s probably easier to number them:

    1. The pickled onions and peppers… yum! So bright and colorful, I bet they taste great as well!
    2. No-mayo coleslaw, way to be healthy! I would have added mayonnaise (obviously my soul is weaker than yours’).
    3. Cornbread! I love cornbread, and using it as a bun is genius. You are full of great ideas!

    Thanks for sharing Bree!

    • bakedbree says:

      The pickles peppers and onions are what make this.. and I will not even let mayo into my house. I have problems. I know. :)

  11. Bree, this looks gorgeous. I especially love that it’s made with sweet potato cornbread as the sandwich base. You are a freaking genius :)

  12. Logan (my husband) would go crazy over these sandwiches! Nothing like an easy slow cooker meal! :D

  13. Shannon says:

    This looks awesome! And sweet potato cornbread! YESSSSS…

  14. Alex says:

    I ended up making the chicken last night, and it was amazing!

  15. amy b says:

    yum. all the way around.

  16. Stephanie says:

    This looks fabulous! I adore cornbread but have never used it to make a sandwich before. Inspired!

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  19. brandi says:

    my husband would love these!

    it was so, so great to meet you last week – i hope we see each other again soon!

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