This easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is made with a simple, homemade BBQ sauce (or swap out store bought!), and is so tender! Make it with chicken breasts, thighs, bone in or boneless.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours10minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
1cupunsweetened pineapple juice
1cupbrown sugarlightly packed
1/8teaspoonred pepper flakes(up to 1/4 teaspoon for more spice)
1Reynolds Kitchens Slow Cooker Liner
4boneless skinless chicken breasts
4boneless skinless chicken thighs
salt and pepper
In a medium bowl, whisk together juice, sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion powder, red pepper flakes and corn starch.
Place Reynolds Kitchens Slow Cooker Liner in a 3-4 quart slow cooker. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the slow cooker.
Pour half of the sauce over the chicken, cover, and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or on high for 2.5-3 hours. Store remaining sauce in the refrigerator.
Just before serving, heat remaining sauce in a medium saucepan on the stove top over medium heat until thickened. Serve with chicken as desired. (OPTIONAL: we like extra sauce but if you don't need it, you can save the refrigerated sauce for another use).
*The optimal cook time depends on a lot of factors: how full your slow cooker is (fuller = longer), what type of chicken you're using, and how hot your slow cooker is are just a few. I've given a range, but your best bet would be to keep an eye on it and check about 1 hour before the cook time is over for doneness.