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Packed full of flavor this Slow Cooker Chipotle Barbecue Chicken has quickly become our family’s favorite barbecue chicken. With the traditional smoky heat from the chipotle seasoning and the sweetness from the barbecue sauce, this creates a mouthwatering combination.
Our family absolutely loves barbecue chicken, especially my daughter Jojo. So I love making slow cooker barbecue chicken recipes. Not only because my family loves it but also because it is so easy! Throw together a few ingredients and let the slow cooker do it’s magic and voila a delicious dinner is served. Our typical to-go-to barbecue is my Best Ever Sweet Barbecue Chicken. We love making Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Taquitos and Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Meatballs for game day or gatherings, both meals easy to eat and make.
When I first made this Slow Cooker Chipotle Barbecue Chicken I actually served it as pizza. I took some naan, topped it with the Slow Cooker Chipotle Barbecue Chicken, thinly sliced shallots and Monterrey Jack cheese. My kids loved it. And I had to laugh because my hubby only took 1/2 of his pizza, saying he was “full” but quickly returned for the second half.
I loved the smoky heat from the chipotle seasoning. It married perfectly with the sweetness of the barbecue sauce.
This was quickly added to our monthly rotation and I will be taking this chicken to family and friends when a meal is needed, as it was so easy! I always use my favorite slow cooker to take meals to friends, because it has the lid the fastens! A saver for when driving anywhere with food! And plus I just love the color, who wouldn’t?
I can’t wait for you to try this Slow Cooker Chipotle Barbecue Chicken. You will quickly see why it has become our family favorite. XOXO San
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- 18 ounce bottle of barbecue sauce, I used Baby Ray's original
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds (approximately) chicken breast
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 high for 2 to 3 hours, until the chicken is falling apart and tender.
Serve with bread, naan, over rice, on top of a salad, even rolled up in a tortilla, so many things to do with this amazing Slow Cooker Chipotle Barbecue Chicken.
Chipotle rub recipe from Carlsbad Cravings