Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Easy 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
This simple, 2-ingredient Weight Watchers Friendly slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe could NOT be easier.
A variation of my favorite 2-ingredient salsa chicken, it is one of my go-to recipes perfect for busy days.
And the first quick and easy meal that got tossed into the crock pot after arriving at the cabin this summer.
Perfect for pot lucks, picnics and game day get togethers too.
Skinny on 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
Be sure to use your favorite barbecue sauce. The chicken will release plenty of juice during cooking, which will dilute the flavors a bit.
While I chose boneless, skinless chicken thighs, go with whatever part of the chicken you prefer – drumsticks, legs and breasts all will work.
I like to serve this chicken with baked potatoes, peas and coleslaw. It’s also yummy shredded and turned into “pulled chicken” that can be used to top a baked potato, in a rice bowl or as a sandwich filling.
This recipe makes 6 servings. And it’s easy to double when feeding a crowd or portion out and freeze for future quick and easy meals.
According to my calculations, each serving has about 200 calories and *6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe Variations
different BBQ sauce – there are so many choices available today. Look for one that’s low in sugar.
different meats – substitute lean pork or beef for the chicken
additional spice – add spices such as chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, etc. to boost the flavor
vegetarian – substitute beans – black, white, pinto, garbanzo, for the chicken
more veg – add chopped onion or bell pepper for more bulk
This video shows a big batch of 2-Ingredient BBQ Chicken using 5 pounds of chicken and 2 jars of sauce…
If you like this easy, healthy 2-ingredient salsa chicken, be sure to check out some of my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly slow cooker recipes with minimal ingredients including: Easy 2-Ingredient Salsa Chicken, 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Italian Chicken, 3-Ingredient Creamy Italian Chicken, 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Goddess Chicken, 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Italian Beef
If you’ve made this slow cooker barbecue chicken, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it.
Easy 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Place the chicken in your slow cooker. Top with the barbecue sauce.
- Cover and cook on LOW until the chicken is tender, 4 to 6 hours.
- When cooked, remove the chicken and set on a large plate or cutting board and cut into chunks or shred with 2 forks to make "pulled chicken."
- Add the chicken back into the crock pot with the pots juices. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here’s a video from AllRecipes showing how to make Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken with Homemade from Scratch Barbecue Sauce:
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