Steph2003's Spicy Crockpot Southern Barbecued Chicken


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 146.2
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.7 mg
  • Sodium: 186.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 26.7 g

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This is a Spark 'Editor's Choice' recipe that I modified for the crockpot, and shredded to make sandwiches with. It's very good. I like it because it's not a traditional bbq type sauce. This is a Spark 'Editor's Choice' recipe that I modified for the crockpot, and shredded to make sandwiches with. It's very good. I like it because it's not a traditional bbq type sauce.
Number of Servings: 12


    3 lb. chicken parts (breast, drumstick, and thigh), skin and fat removed ( I used frozen chicken breasts)

    1 large onion, thinly sliced

    3 tablespoon vinegar

    3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    2 tablespoon brown sugar

    black pepper to taste

    1 tablespoon hot pepper flakes

    1 tablespoon chili powder

    1 cup chicken stock or broth, skim fat from top

    Optional* 12 Hamburger buns-these aren't figured into the nutritional info.

    Note* if you don't like things too hot/spicy reduce the chili powder and red pepper flakes to 1/2.


This recipe makes about 12, 2/3 cup servings (that's a heaping sandwich if you're using a bun)

1. Add chicken in crockpot and arrange onions over the top.

2. Mix together vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, pepper, hot pepper flakes, chili powder, and stock.

3. Pour over the chicken and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Before serving use 2 forks to shred the chicken.

Note* if your sauce is too soupy simply spoon it into a sauce pan and add some cornstarch, bring it to a boil and either pour it back over your shredded chicken and mix it in, or serve it on the side.

You can serve this as a 'pulled chicken sandwich' or you can just serve it on a plate with veggies. It's yummy either way!

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STEPH2003.


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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used cider vinegar, and the suggestion to halve the spices, and it turned out delicious! The sauce was quite liquid, but once I shredded the chicken, it didn't need any thickening. - 3/20/13

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  • very good!!! - 1/22/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just stuck this in the crock pot. Went to the store to get the things I didn't have and missed the Worcestershire Sauce...I thought I had some but it was It may be awful but we are going to try it with that instead. I'll edit, and let you know how it turns out! LOL - 7/8/12

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  • I am making this right now and it smells awesome. Like chili. It would probably be good with black beans in it...yummmm. Will make again. - 4/28/12

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't enjoy this recipe at all. It tasted like regular beef gravy like you put over mashed potatoes! I had to add BBQ sauce to make it taste even decent not to mention tons of corn starch. Would not recommend at all. Family didn't like it either. - 11/17/11

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  • this was an absolutely delicious recipe! I did have to put about 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and that made it reach an awesome gravy consistency. Thank you for sharing, I will definitely make this again! - 7/18/11

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  • I made this and took to a cookout today. It was great! I added garlic and a bit of hot sauce. - 7/4/11

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  • The sauce wasn't enough to cover all the chicken so I more than doubled it. It turned out pretty tasty. It was VERY hot. My bf absolutely loved it. I added carrots while cooking to absorb some of the heat. My bf called them 5 alarm carrots. - 4/4/11

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  • This was GREAT! Everyone loved it and wants the recipe! - 7/6/10

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  • Quick and easy and was loved by the entire family. Will definitely make it again!!! - 2/2/10

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  • Loved it. I like that it is not a real heavy sauce. Will definitely make again. - 7/28/09

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  • AWESOME!! Who doesn't love the crockpot - everything cooks itself. This chicken is flavorful and juicy - we had shredded chicken over noodles with the sauce over it - then we used some of the leftovers for our salad and for burritos - yummm! - 5/2/09

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  • I made this yesterday. It's a new family favorite! - 4/20/09

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  • I love spicy food! This recipe was quick and easy to make. Will definitely make again! - 12/12/08

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  • Thanks for this wonderful recipe! - 11/8/08

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  • Easy to fix and made very moist chicken. The sauce was very liquid, so I just shredded the chicken and then used it in a Quesidillia with additional mushrooms, red bell peppers and a little mozzarella cheese. Thanks! - 8/28/08

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  • My family LOVES this recipe. I used to make this with jarred barbacue sauce and no onions. This recipe is 100% better. Yumm-o! - 8/25/08

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  • This is great, I use cider vinegar, my family prefers it to white vinegar. - 6/5/08

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