Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

This is such a simple and foolproof recipe for making super easy and super tasty Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders. With just a handful of ingredients this can be cooked in your crock pot to make a simple mid week family meal. 
 Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

This recipe for Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders actually came about last year when I was asked to devise some recipes using Newman’s Own Original Sticky BBQ sauce. Unfortunately, this meal idea was not used but it seemed a shame to let it sit in my drafts folder. Therefore,  so I am posting it now as it seems appropriate with the warmer weather, as it is a perfect recipe for summer. Of course it can be served all year, round but the photos were taken with summer in mind.

Pulled or shredded chicken is not new of course.  Neither is cooking it all in one pot slowly to allow the meat to be all tender and super tasty. However, what I enjoyed about this recipe is how few ingredients are required. This is because a good quality BBQ sauce contains all of the spices and flavours you need to make a decent BBQ flavoured dish. Therefore, you do not need to faff about buying / finding all the relevant spices, jars and bottles to add to the chicken. 

Once the meat and sauce is inside your slow cooker, simply let it cook for a few hours on high or low and all the hard work is done for you. 

I like add some sweetcorn to my chicken once it is cooked, but this is purely optional. 

These sliders are served on mini bagels but regular sized ones could be used, as could brioche buns or rolls of course. 

You can add any toppings you like but for mine I like add some lettuce leaves, onion rings and some crispy bacon. 

Serve with your favourite sides and away you go. 

These super cute little Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders, are perfect for children. They are easy to pick up and bite into, and the meat is so tender too. Furthermore, they make for an easy mid week meal for the family, especially as all the hard work is done for you with the jar of sauce and the slow cooker. 

Here is the recipe for my easy and tasty Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders
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This recipe will serve 4 people twice at least using mini bagels , or 1 serving if you use regular sized bagels.
Serves: 10
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle of BBQ sauce ( I used the Paul Newman's sticky BBQ sauce)
  • tinned sweetcorn
  • sour cream with chives
  • cooked breaded or battered onion rings
  • crispy bacon rashers
  • mini bagels
  • lettuce
  1. place the chicken and the entire contents of the sticky BBQ sauce in to your crock pot/slow cooker
  2. cook the ingredients on:
  3. high for 3 -4 hours
  4. Low for 6-7 hours
  5. Once cooked, stir through the sweetcorn
  6. *Asembling*
  7. Lightly toast the bagels then spread the base with sour cream and chive
  8. Top each base with some salad leaves, the shredded BBQ chicken , an onion ring and some crispy bacon then add the bagel lid
  9. Serve with some sweet potato fries and a corn on the cob


Other dishes that use a BBQ sauce, perfect for this time of year:

Smoky Barbecue Pulled Beef Chilli Filled Tortilla Bowls

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5 comments / Add your comment below

  1. This looks absolutely delicious and such a simple meal! I sometimes make my own barbecue sauce and then cook chicken or pork with it in the slow cooker but I also sometimes take the easy option and use a bottle of sauce like this. I haven’t tried the Newman’s sauce but will have to look out for it. My kids would love this meal too! Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x

  2. Mini bagels as buns, I LOVE this!!! I think I’m gonna have to change my shopping list today, I need these in my life right now! xo

  3. There is something so tempting about pulled meat…. The pulling does something to the texture which is extra yummy and I am a sucker for anything BBQ flavoured and anything that requires so little effort. I have never quite worked out why they are called ‘sliders’ though!

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