Photo: Kate Mathis; Styling: Paul Grimes
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
6 Hours
Serves 8

Does it get much easier than this summer crockpot recipe? Slow-cook chicken breasts in a mixture of bottled barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce for a tender, sweet, and tangy barbecue chicken that’s great on a bun or even over a baked potato. This is a stress-free and tasty meal of which the whole family will want seconds. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Put chicken in slow cooker. In a bowl, combine barbecue sauce, dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.

Step 2

Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and chicken broth. Stir into sauce in slow cooker, cover and cook until sauce is thickened and heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Return chicken to cooker, stir, cover and continue cooking on low for 45 minutes. Serve chicken on whole-grain buns, over brown rice or with baked potatoes if you like.

Chef's Notes

Put leftovers from this recipe in soups or stews, tacos or sandwiches. Stuff it into a sweet potato, or throw it on top of a salad.

Ratings & Reviews

mauicaligrl8's Review

June 01, 2013
Very yummy! My fam loved it. I used 1 TBS brown sugar instead of 2. Also added some chili pepper and garlic powder. Highly recommend

susanmcgee's Review

October 10, 2012
Too sweet as is. Will not make again.

Yummy and quick

January 17, 2016
Fantastic! Especially since it was so easy. Only about 5 minutes prep time too!

inboxutah's Review

June 02, 2013
Both my kids are picky eaters and this is one recipe that they really LOVE! Thanks :)

Wilder91011's Review

May 29, 2013

Kalifish's Review

April 01, 2013
The type of barbecue sauce that you use will determine how much you like this recipe. While I normally like a Carolina style BBQ sauce, for this recipe I use a thicker tomato-based sauce (Dinosaur Bar-b-que) and add some brown or dijon mustard (just not that yellow stuff), Franks Red Hot sauce and ground pepper. I only use 1 tablespoon (or slightly less) of brown sugar to keep the sweetness subtle since I prefer a spicy-sweet flavor. BBQ sauce can already have a lot of sugar in it so adding brown sugar might not even be necessary.

LisainTX's Review

March 14, 2013
Followed exactly, with one exception. Reduced cooking time to 3 hrs and had perfect results. Super easy, yummy, and healthy!

EricaWikel's Review

February 24, 2013
I tried this recipe and absolutely loved it! I left out the brown sugar and used a barbecue sauce from one of my favorite restaurants and it tasted perfect. I will definitely be making this again.

bellablue05's Review

January 02, 2013
Awesome recipe. I make it almost every week now. Try it tonight!

txisheaven's Review

November 20, 2012