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Crockpot Zesty BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwiches for Two

two sandwiches with zesty bbq shredded chicken on them

Zesty Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken is a great twist on basic barbecue chicken.

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It’s as easy as adding frozen boneless chicken to your slow cooker, topping it with the sauce ingredients, then set it and forget it!

Edited to add: There is much debate about if it is safe or not to use frozen chicken in a slow cooker so if your worried about it, you can use thawed chicken. Quin Patton, a food scientist formerly with PepsiCo said,“It is safe to cook a frozen chicken in a slow cooker, you just need to make sure the internal temperature gets up to 165 degrees at some point during the cooking process.” I have personally never had any problems using frozen in any slow cooker recipe, but I can’t guarantee if you will or not so please make your own decision.

We served it with a dill pickle spear, some tortilla chips and this homemade Tomato Peach Salsa or try it with this BLT Macaroni Salad.

How to make Zesty Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches:

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Place the frozen boneless chicken in a 4 quart slow cooker Crockpot. Click for a 4 quart crockpot.

In a small bowl whisk the barbecue sauce, Zesty Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.

zesty bbq sauce whisked in a bowl

Pour the sauce ingredients over the chicken.

chicken breast covered in zesty bbq sauce in a crockpot

Cover and cook 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Use a fork to shred the chicken in the pot then stir to coat completely.

Serve the zesty shredded chicken on the sandwich rolls.

zesty crockpot shredded bbq chicken sandwiches

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Yield: Serves 2

Zesty Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken

two sandwiches with zesty bbq shredded chicken on them

Zesty Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken is a great twist on basic barbecue chicken. It's as easy as adding frozen boneless chicken to your slow cooker, topping it with the sauce ingredients, then set it and forget it!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz frozen boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 sandwich rolls

Instructions

  1. Place frozen boneless chicken in a 4 quart slow cooker Crockpot. Click here for a 4 quart crockpot.
  2. In a small bowl whisk barbecue sauce, Zesty Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Pour sauce ingredients over chicken.
  4. Cover and cook 8 hours on low or 4 hours on High.
  5. Use a fork to shred the chicken in the pot then stir to coat completely.
  6. Serve zesty shredded chicken on sandwich rolls.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 534Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 1313mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 2gSugar: 37gProtein: 40g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Wendy W

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

Hello, This recipe looks interesting, but it sounds like the directions say to put frozen chicken breasts in the slow cooker. I thought one was never supposed to put frozen meat into the cooker - that only completely defrosted ingredients should be used. Do you really mean to put the meat in frozen? Thanks

Zona

Thursday 30th of January 2020

Hi Wendy, there is much debate about if it is safe or not to use frozen in a slow cooker so if your worried about it, you can use thawed chicken. Quin Patton, a food scientist formerly with PepsiCo said,“It is safe to cook a frozen chicken in a slow cooker, you just need to make sure the internal temperature gets up to 165 degrees at some point during the cooking process.”

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