Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are a sure-fire, crowd-pleasing way to feed whoever shows at the dinner table. I have found it an easy and inexpensive way to have hearty and nutritious lunches ready for our busy weekdays as well as camping trips, potluck dinners and picnics on the weekends.Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches | Apron Strings & other things

This recipe is a super easy no-brainer recipe. I start by placing a whole frozen chicken in the crockpot before I go to bed. Cook on low overnight.

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After coffee & breakfast the next morning, I take the meat off the bone (similar to when I make chicken broth), shred it with a fork and add our favorite BBQ sauce. I also add a bit of the broth from the crockpot to help keep it moist and flavorful.

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That’s it! You can keep it in the crockpot set on warm until ready to serve or seal it in a ziploc bag, storing in the freezer for another day.

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I often take this (frozen) on campouts. It’s thaws in the cooler, is easy to reheat, and could even be served up cold. I’ve served it at graduation celebrations when we had 60+ people at our house for a backyard BBQ. It makes delicious sandwiches sure to please.

Do you have a favorite BBQ chicken recipe? What on-the-go meals do you pack for camping trips?

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  1. Yum! Thank you for sharing. I also enjoyed the pictures in your February wrap-up. Babies are so lovely! Have a great day. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

    • I’m so glad you liked the recipe. And thank you for peeking at my little photo journal! I agree, babies are lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your days and your little ones!

  2. ahhh one of our favorite things!! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop โ™ฅ

  3. I just did my first whole chicken in the crock pot today. It was wonderful and my hubby said, this would make great shredded chicken for BBQ sandwiches. And then I come up on your post!!! Now I can tell him he really had a great idea because I saw it on the internet. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing.

    • Wow, Tammy! You just made my day! I believe the Lord’s timing is perfect, and you’ve just shown us how true that is. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I love it when we can show our husbands how smart they are. Sounds like he enjoyed your crockpot chicken, and I say that man deserves BBQ sandwiches with what’s left over! bon appetite!

  4. This looks SO good! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I am featuring you this week! ๐Ÿ™‚ Be sure to stop by and grab an “I’ve been featured” button from my sidebar for your blog. I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

  5. Easy.. AND Yummy! Looks fantastic! thank for sharing such a scrumptious meal idea with us at out celebrate365 slowcooker link party!


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