Best Ever Sweet Barbecue Chicken

Our family loves barbecue chicken! Loves! Especially my two daughters, Jordan (8) and Jersey (5). Besides sesame chicken this is the favorite meal. The only requirement is that it must have lots of sauce, no dried out chicken here. Even a barbecue dry rub isn’t a hit, there must be a sauce.
My favorite part of eating barbecue chicken with my kids, is their messy faces, so cute!
What I don’t love is their messy fingers, and the fact they touch everything, there for transferring the sauce onto most things around them.
I love trying out new recipes for barbecue chicken.
I tried this one recently and it was a hit! From our messy faces to yours, enjoy my girls and I’s favorite barbecue chicken crock pot recipe.
XO San

Best Ever Sweet Barbecue Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 10-12

Best Ever Sweet Barbecue Chicken

Sweet Barbecue Chicken an easy crock pot recipe, that slowly bakes, leaving your chicken moist and tender. The sauce has some added sweetness from the orange marmalade but not over powering. Leave the work to your crock pot, you just sit back and enjoy.


  • Sweet Barbecue Chicken
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts thawed
  • 1 - 18 ounce bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 - 12ounce jar of Peach Preserves


Sweet Barbecue Chicken

Place your crock pot on low, add chicken. Then mix all of the rest of the ingredients together and pour sauce mixture over the top of the chicken. The toss the chicken to coat.

Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, or until the chicken is falling apart and tender.

Serve with bread, over rice, on top of a salad or rolled up in a tortilla, so many things to do with this amazing dish.

Kid’s reviews: Evidence it was a successful meal: Seconds and thirds were requested!

Recipe from Get Off Your Butt and Bake


  1. says

    Your BBQ chicken looks absolutely delicious! We love BBQ chicken too and I love using my slow cooker for making it!

  2. says

    I’m a fan of barbecue, and I’m a fan of crockpot recipes. So this is definitely going to a be a hit in my house.

  3. says

    This looks amazing and I’m definitely going to give the recipe a shot! Pulled chicken in the slow cooker is one of my favorite things and I’m always open to trying new recipes,

  4. Maria Oller says

    Looks delicious I’m craving some bbq chicken sandwich. I need to try but I need a new crock pot

  5. says

    YUMMM.. this looks amazing; totally something my family would love. Adding this to our weekly meal plan and can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing

  6. says

    Oh! Your sweet barbecue chicken looks really delicious! Have to try it out for sure! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  7. Krystal says

    Which sweet baby ray sauce do you use? There’s different varieties. I usually buy the honey bbq one but for this recipe should I be using the original one?

    • Sandra says

      Krystal – yes, use the original. The honey is oh, so good for it would make it a little too sweet. Come back and let me know what you think. xo San

  8. Pam H says

    Oh my my my!! Our kitchen smells wonderful!! Pinned your great recipe yesterday and it’s in the crock pot right now!! Can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for posting this easy and I’m sure yummy, recipe!!


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