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Shredded zesty Italian BBQ chicken.
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Zesty Italian BBQ Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Shredded slow cooker chicken with BBQ sauce and zesty Italian dressing, perfect for BBQ chicken sandwiches and sliders.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time6 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, chicken, slow cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Kelsey Smith



  • 3 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts about 6 breasts
  • 12 oz BBQ sauce
  • ½ cup zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch optional


  • Place chicken into the bottom of the slow cooker and pour sauces over top.
  • Set to low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours (6 hours on low is perfect in my Crock-Pot).
  • When done, remove chicken breasts and set aside.
  • (OPTIONAL) In a small bowl or mug, dissolve cornstarch in about ¼ cup of liquid from the slow cooker. Pour cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 20-30 minutes.
  • Shred chicken using two forks and return to the slow cooker. Mix well and serve.


Nutrition was calculated using MyFitnessPal. Fat: 6g; Carbs: 26g; Protein 39g.


Calories: 318kcal