Combine BBQ sauce with Italian dressing for a delicious sauce with shredded chicken on a bun with melted cheese for perfect slow cooker sandwiches.Jump to Recipe
Now that we live in Texas, barbecue is a must! Then again, I’ve been making this recipe for BBQ Chicken Sandwiches long 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.
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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
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.
Add the BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, zesty Italian dressing, and brown sugar to the slow cooker. Stir to form a sauce.
Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker and cover with the sauce.
Cover and cook on high for four hours or low for seven hours. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred the meat. 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. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the sauce from the slow cooker and stir it into the shredded chicken.
Distribute the chicken onto the hamburger buns and top with a slice of cheese.
Originally Published On: February 18, 2017
Last Updated On: February 12, 2020
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
- 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
- Add the BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, zesty Italian dressing, and brown sugar to the slow cooker
- Stir to form a sauce
- Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker and cover with the sauce
- Cover and cook on high for four hours or low for seven hours, until the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred the meat
- Scoop about 1/2 cup of the sauce from the slow cooker and stir it into the shredded chicken
- Distribute the chicken onto the hamburger buns and top with a slice of cheese
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
20 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken Sandwiches”
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.
Thanks for sharing! This is great for serving a crowd and could be a full meal if you want.
This sounds like a really tasty meal – I know that my husband would really enjoy this!
The sandwiches are delicious, and so easy since the slow cooker does most of the work!
Yum, I can smell the BBQ. My partner is obsessed with BBQ, so I’ll share this recipe with him.
I love the smell of BBQ, too. It’s so yummy 🙂
I love chicken and this BBQ Chicken Sandwiches looks Yummy and perfect for diet 🙂 I love it I’m starving at this moment.
The sandwiches are delicious, and so easy to make. I hope you get a chance to try them!
This sounds easy enough for me to make and looks delicious! Might have to try this for dinner tonight!
Oh they are so easy! The slow cooker does most of the work for you 🙂
Looks so good! I never thought of adding zesty italian dressing in the mix with the BBQ sauce. Spot on with the sweet baby rays 🙂
The zesty Italian really adds a lot of flavor to the BBQ sauce without overpowering it.
Yum…BBQ chicken is awesome. I definitely have to try this recipe out! Thanks!
I love BBQ chicken! As long as it isn’t smoked. But when it’s smothered in sauce, I will eat it all!
I love barbecue in any form or fashion. This sandwich looks like it would be soooo delicious!
BBQ is very popular here in Texas, so we eat it a lot, too!
omg this sandwich really made me so hungry! Looks so delicious for real…Will make it…
You should definitely give it a try! They are yummy and so easy to make.
This is such a quick and tasty option for dinner! I usually don’t buy sauces (by choice) I prefer making them myself, so it’d probably be a good option for when I have BBQ sauce leftovers!
I try to make a lot of mine from scratch, too. But sometimes we just need something quick. But having leftover sauce to use in this would be amazing!