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Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Discard bay leaf. Remove chicken; shred with two forks and return to slow cooker. Heat through. Serve on rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 402 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 845mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • msmonika
    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.

  • kbabe819
    Apr 11, 2013

    So easy to make

  • annamariatu
    Feb 10, 2013

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  • lurky27
    May 8, 2012

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

  • cookingat#8
    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.

  • smalltowngirl_VA
    Mar 20, 2012

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  • mkb004
    Sep 6, 2011

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

  • qviking
    Jul 3, 2011

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  • edimmett
    Feb 9, 2011

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