BBQ Chicken Sandwich

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are a great recipe for the slow cooker, and make lots of leftovers for our family. How often do you use your slow cooker?

Now that we live in Texas, barbecue is a must! Then again, I’ve been making this recipe for BBQ Chicken Sandwiches before we moved. I make these sandwiches in the slow cooker, so it’s a super simple recipe that you can make any night of the week. It’s also a pretty cheap recipe with only a few ingredients.

One of the hard parts of moving is not being able to find foods that you once loved that are regional. We really miss shopping at Publix, which seems funny because I never knew I would miss a grocery store until we moved out of Publix territory. 

We also really miss Martin’s brand potato roll hamburger buns. None of the stores around us carry them, and the other store-brand potato rolls just aren’t the same. So if you can find those, they have the perfect texture and flavor to match this recipe. If you can’t, then any sweet roll will go best. 

Using the slow cooker for this recipe makes it easy work, and ready whenever you need it. We like meals like this for nights that we are all on the go, or sometimes when Justin has meetings and we need to eat at different times. 

Step by Step

To make BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, put all of the ingredients except the cheese and buns in the slow cooker. I like to get Sweet Baby Rays BBQ, but you can use any brand that you prefer. I buy the generic zesty Italian dressing and use part of it for this, then use the rest on salads throughout the week. 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Cover and cook on high for four hours or low for seven hours, until the chicken is cooked through. About 30 minutes before serving, carefully remove the chicken and shred it. 

Hint: if you have a stand mixer, you can use the paddle attachment on stir to shred chicken. Just keep an eye on it because it will go from shredded to mush very quickly.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Return the chicken to the slow cooker and let it soak in the sauce for another 30 minutes. 

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

To serve, use a slotted spoon to scoop out the chicken and place it on a hamburger bun. Top this with a slice of cheese and serve warm!

BBQ Chicken Sandwich


BBQ Chicken Sandwich

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are a great recipe for the slow cooker, and make lots of leftovers for our family. How often do you use your slow cooker?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, cheese, chicken, sandwich, slow cooker
Servings: 4 sandwiches
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 1/2 cups Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup zesty Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices provolone cheese


  • In a slow cooker, add the bbq sauce, Worcestershire sauce, zesty Italian dressing, and brown sugar then stir to form a sauce
  • Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker and cover with the sauce
  • Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours, until the chicken is cooked through
  • About 30 minutes before serving, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred the meat
  • Put the shredded chicken back in the slow cooker and stir to coat with the sauce
  • Cover and cook for another 30 minutes to let the sauce soak into the chicken
  • Use a slotted spoon to scoop the chicken onto the hamburger buns and top with a slice of cheese
  • Serve warm


Nutrition calculated assuming 15% retention of sauce
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Nutrition Facts
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 835mg35%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 316IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 297mg30%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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BBQ Chicken Sandwich
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8 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken Sandwiches”

  1. Honestly, the meat eaters my family would love these! Would definitely recommend this recipe to them for the next time we have a get together and want something that isn’t a full on meal.

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