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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

This slow cooker BBQ Chicken recipe is summertime ANY TIME! Tangy, sweet BBQ sauce and tender chicken brings the taste of summer to your slow cooker - and it's super easy!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ, slow cooker, Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 3 lbs chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoked I use hickory flavor
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper if your seasoning salt does not have black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes optional
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup BBQ sauce I used my Mango Peach BBQ Sauce


  • Make sure that the chicken is nice and clean.
  • Drizzle on the olive oil, liquid smoke, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Now season the chicken with all of the seasonings, and make sure that the chicken is nicely coated.
  • Toss the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker, and set on Low.
  • Let cook for 4 hours.
  • Line a cookie sheet or bake dish with foil, and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Carefully remove the chicken from the slow cooker, and place on the cookie sheet.
  • Brush the BBQ sauce on the chicken
  • Place the chicken in the oven, uncovered, and broil until the sauce is nice and sticky.
  • Remove from the oven, and add more sauce.
  • Place back into the oven until the sauce is sticky.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Let cool.
  • Serve, and enjoy!