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Slow Cooker BBQ Shredded Chicken

Chicken breasts and paleo-friendly barbecue sauce cooked together in the slow cooker, creating this tender shredded meat. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo
Keyword Barbecue shredded chicken, BBQ shredded chicken, slow cooker barbecue chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.