One Pot Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken and Homemade Greek Yogurt Slaw

I know the last thing I want to do on a hot Summer day is turn on the oven, or after a busy day of Summer fun, plan dinner. Are you with me?

Here is one of my go-to super easy recipes that the whole family can enjoy. And without the kids knowing, I sneak in tons of yummy vegetables without them being the wiser. Also, my trick for the homemade slaw – Greek yogurt. This slaw is just as tangy and flavorful as the standard mayo version, but a ton healthier for you.

I learned this one pot shredded BBQ trick from a friend, and couldn’t believe how easy it was to make.

One Pot Slow Cooker BBQ chicken

Do you love shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches? I love putting some homemade slaw on top of a heaping scoop of pulled BBQ chicken inside of a soft bun. Delish! But I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing it, especially when there is tons of Summer fun to be had. This is so simple, it could become a quick family supper staple.

So let’s get the recipe:

The two basic ingredients for the BBQ chicken are of course BBQ sauce and chicken. Simply pick your favorite bottle of BBQ sauce and one package of boneless skinless chicken breast (about 1.5-2lbs) and put them in a slow cooker on low heat in the morning. But what makes this simple recipe concept even better, is adding tons of yummy vegetables to the mix. I have had even the pickiest of eaters love this recipe.

slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe ingredients

I like adding red onion, mushrooms, zucchini, and sweet peppers, but you can add your own favorite veggie mix.

The secret is to dice them up nice and small to add to the pot.

slow cooker BBQ chicken with veggies

Add all of the dices vegetables on the bottom of the slow cooker.

one pot slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe

Then add the chicken breasts and pour the whole bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce.

slow cooker BBQ chicken DIY

Cook the whole mixture on low heat for about 6 hours.

Before serving, use two forks to shred the BBQ chicken mixture.

how to shred BBQ chicken

The chicken will be so tender and juicy, it will pull apart and shred so easy.

For the perfect BBQ chicken sandwich, add some homemade slaw on top.

homemade greek yogurt slaw recipe

I start with shredded cabbage, and make a quick tangy dressing on the side with Greek yogurt as the base.

I mix together about 1 cups of Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, juice from a fresh squeezed lemon and all-purpose seasoning to taste.

Homemade greek yogurt cole slaw

Toss it all together, and top with a little fresh ground pepper. That’s it! Yummy!

For a yummy and healthy meal for the whole family without the fuss, try this one pot BBQ shredded chicken sandwich with homemade slaw.

Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Easy Recipe



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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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