Best Ever BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

You are going to love this tender, flavorful, and super easy to make BBQ Chicken recipe you can easily make in a crockpot or instapot. Perfect for a busy day or large gathering!
Best Ever BBQ Chicken Sandwiches - this super tender, flavorful and delicious chicken recipe is my go to for any large gathering or Sunday afternoon. It is so EASY and perfect every time. Just dump everything in your Crockpot or Instapot and your will have a yummy lunch or dinner recipe in not time.

I love my crockpot! For busy Mom's like me there is nothing like throwing everything in it and then at the end of the day (when I'm out of energy) dinner is ready. Love it!  Here is one of my families favorite Crockpot Recipes, great for a busy day or for a big family gathering. It is easy and so satisfying!

We LOVE to make these easy barbeque sandwiches for parties or when we are having a lot of company.

It is so easy to throw it all in the Crockpot and then 4-6 hours you have a delicious pull part beefy sandwich!

BBQ Chicken

yummy, easy chicken recipe

Put 2 pounds of cut, trimmed chicken breast in your crock pot (or instapot)

top with crushed tomatoes, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and vinegar

Top chicken with 28 oz can crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 large onion, chopped, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, bbq sauce, and 1 Tablespoon brown sugar (or sweetener of choice).

add cilantro

Add 1/4 cup chopped cilantro if you like.

Other alternatives to make this dish special and unique are 1/2 cup crushed pineapple or 2 Tablespoons liquid smoke, or 2-3 chopped jalapenos.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipe

shred chicken

Cook on high for 2-4 hours, low for 6-8 hours. Alternatively, put in your instapot for 20 minutes and let is depressurize naturally for 10 minutes.

Shred this super tender, fall apart chicken with forks.

quick, easy and delicious bbq chicken

Serve on a bun by itself or with coleslaw.

best sandwich recipe

This is the best sandwich recipe you'll taste. It is so flavorful, moist, and deliciously BBQ.

This is the best meal to fix and forget about for a party, company, or Sunday lunch.

Here are a few of our other family favorite recipes

Yield: 12 servings

Best Ever BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

prep time: 2 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 22 mins

You are going to love this tender, flavorful, and super easy to make BBQ Chicken recipe you can easily make in a crockpot or instapot. Perfect for a busy day or large gathering!


  • 2 pounds chicken cut in chunks
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 teas salt
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ teas pepper
  • ½ cup bar-b-que sauce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 TAB brown sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 12 Hamburger buns


  1. Throw all the ingredients in your crockpot and cook on high 2-4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Alternatively, you can throw everything in your Instapot and cook for 20 minutes, allow to depressurize naturally for 10 minutes.
  2. Use a fork to pull apart, it will be so tender! Serve on buns with chips, coleslaw, carrot sticks, etc.
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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.