Introduction: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
A simple BBQ chicken sandwich recipe that's full of tangy and smoky flavors. Perfect for those hot summer evenings when you'd rather not turn on the oven.
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Step 1: Add Chicken and Spices to Slow Cooker
Turn slow cooker on, add 2 Tbsp. chicken stock, and heat for 10 minutes.
Add half of the garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, rosemary, oregano, and pinch of salt and pepper to the slow cooker.
Place chicken on top of broth and spices. Add remaining half of each spice and another pinch of salt and pepper on top of chicken.
Cook on high for 4 hours
Step 2: Shred the Chicken
Remove chicken from slow cooker and place in a bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes. Pull the chicken apart with two forks.
Step 3: Add BBQ Sauce
Return shredded chicken and any liquid to the slow cooker.
Add 1 1/4 cups BBQ sauce to the chicken and heat for additional 5 minutes.
Step 4: Add Toppings
Cut and toast buns in a warmed skillet on stove top until edges are browned (optional)
Place generous helping of chicken, a heaping spoonful of coleslaw, and a few pickled jalapenos on each bun. Serve immediately.
*You can use boneless/skinless or bone-in chicken breasts for this recipes. If using bone-in chicken breasts remove skin before placing in slow cooker. Be sure to remove all bones when the chicken is finished cooking.*
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