It is scorching here this week! I know, kinda crazy that I’m sharing a slow cooker BBQ shredded chicken recipe, but I made this on a more normal hot day, so it was fine. Plus, slow cookers actually don’t heat up the house much and the little bit of heat it does create is worth it. Not only that, but you really can’t go wrong with barbecue shredded meat, especially in the summer!
I highly recommend serving this with homemade coleslaw on the side, along with whatever else you like. The chicken and coleslaw are especially delicious with roasted sweet potatoes.
Cheers and enjoy!
Chicken breasts and paleo-friendly barbecue sauce cooked together in the slow cooker, creating this tender shredded meat.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, roughly 2-2.5 lb worth
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1-1.5 cups paleo BBQ sauce, homemade or a high-quality brand
- Water, if needed
Add chicken, onion, and garlic to the bottom of the slow cooker. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Add BBQ sauce and cover with lid. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 4-5.
Once done, shred the chicken with two forks and stir to coat with the sauce. If the chicken seems like it needs a bit more moisture, add a little water and/or more sauce, and stir again.