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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

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These Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders are a real family favorite, and an easy way to prepare and enjoy tender barbecue chicken. Chicken breasts slow cook in your Crockpot with your favorite brand of BBQ sauce before being stuffed into slider buns with a handful of slaw.

Pulled chicken and coleslaw sliders on a wooden serving board.

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Incredibly easy, with almost no prep, these Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders are so juicy and tender, they almost melt in your mouth. As you can imagine, they’re a much-requested dish at our house. For I have guys… lots of guys who love this kind of food! Whether that be for Fridays, game days, tailgating… or anytime we’re craving sweet, savory, and fun food!

If you’re serving a crowd, it’s easy to stretch the chicken filling when, say, friends bring friends… and even their friends to watch the big game at your house.

A simple slow cooker meal with boneless, skinless chicken breasts that simmer in a quick to assemble BBQ sauce. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or LOW for 5-6.

I love to top the sliders with store-bought coleslaw mix that includes carrots with purple and green cabbage, but if you fancy kicking things up a notch, you can always make your own!

Fun and delicious!

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of barbecue sauce should I use to make these sliders?

Whichever brand you already have on hand! I use Sweet Baby Ray’s or my easy homemade 10-Minute Barbecue Sauce.

Can I make the pulled chicken ahead?

Of course! Just warm it through when you’re ready to serve. It should keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Slider close up with a red and white cabbage and carrot slaw.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

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  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 sliders 1x
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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders, a favorite and easy way to prepare and enjoy tender barbecue chicken.


Units Scale
  • 2 lb (4-5) chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce (like Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • slider buns (approx. 12-14, depending on pack size)
  • store-bought coleslaw mix


  1. Combine the BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  2. Lay the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the chicken and turn to coat. Place 2 paper towels under the lid of the slow cooker to prevent excess moisture.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW 5-6 hours or until chicken breasts reach 165° minimum and shred easily.
  4. Pull the chicken breasts apart with two forks, add a bit more sauce if necessary, and serve on slider buns topped with coleslaw.



Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to three days and re-heated.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  1. Another superb recipe! We had it tonight.
    I did tweak slughtly, in that I made Jamaican Jerk BBQ sauce instead… But oh my it was good!
    Thanks Stephanie!
    Elle ❤️

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