Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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I love to use my slow cooker. In fact, I have three of them in various sizes! These saucy chicken sandwiches are real crowd pleasers.—Lynn Ireland, Lebanon, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 kaiser rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 402 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 845 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. Place chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, onion, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, garlic, bay leaf and seasonings. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until tender.
  2. Discard bay leaf. Remove chicken; shred with two forks and return to slow cooker. Heat through. Serve on rolls. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p156

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"It was just ok for us, we were expecting more of a barbecue flavor and we felt it tasted more like a good chicken parm recipe. The sauce was more of an Italian flavor than anything else. While it was good, I'd probably use it for more of an Italian dish/sauce going forward."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"So easy to make"

Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"So easy & delicious! I used chicken breasts and 1 tbsp dried minced onion.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed May. 4, 2012

"These are fantastic, and so easy. I put the chicken in the slow cooker frozen and did it for 7 hours and it was perfect."

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"We melted swiss cheese on buns prior to serving..everyone loved it!"

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