Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Barbeque Chicken

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Barbeque Chicken
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Barbeque Chicken


  • 1½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups sweet barbeque sauce
  • ¼ cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 ounces tomato paste


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  1. Lay chicken into the bottom of the crock of a slow cooker. Pour broth over the chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours.
  3. Pour barbeque sauce into the pot; add onion, jalapeño pepper, paprika, salt, pepper, and cumin.
  4. Cover and cook on High for 1 hour more.
  5. Remove chicken to a cutting board. Shred into strands with two forks. Return chicken to the crock and stir to mix with the liquid; add tomato paste and stir until smooth.
  6. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour.
Mealthy tip:

Optional accompaniments: tortillas, cheese, salsa, cilantro, onions.

Stir in some chopped fresh cilantro before serving for nice fresh flavor.


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Aja A says:

Great recipe! The chicken was juicy and tender with a nice balance of heat. Will continue to make this again when I just want to pull out the slow cooker and multitask for a few hours.

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Laura Griffin says:

I really enjoyed this recipe! I made sandwiches with this recipe and it was incredible. Next time I might try using the chicken on pizza and topping with cilantro. I also love the quick and easy cleanup thanks to the slow cooker.