This Healthy Crockpot BBQ Chicken recipe is perfect for meal prep for make ahead lunch and dinner. Protein packed & made low in sugar with only 3 ingredients. A healthy meal & the crockpot does all the work! Gluten Free + Low Calorie
I don’t know what it is with me and meats, but I can only handle certain ones. My stomach just goes nuts. That perfect homemade BBQ sauce I made last week was a big hit in my house. I made pork ribs for a freelance project. Of course, the guy was in heaven because there was no way I would be caught dead eating those. I was secretly dying in side because ribs equals touching bones and I just get queasy when it comes to that. Somehow I made it through without freaking out. Slathering BBQ sauce on them helped greatly.
That’s why I love chicken breasts. No bones or muscular bits to contend with! Clean them off a bit and they’re ready to go. So convenient and EASY to meal prep for a make ahead lunch or dinner.
The crockpot does all the work for you. It’s like cooking magic. I know I say it all the time, but I really don’t know what I’d do without my crockpot. It saves me so much time from having to cook meals and I’m convinced they turn out more delicious made in the crockpot too.
This crockpot meal was especially helpful for me last week. I had so many recipes for my freelance work to create that I didn’t have time to meal prep. Fail. I was a little in over my head with work and the crockpot saved me from eating a bunch of randomness, which is exactly what I’ll do. You have to plan to eat healthy!
Besides the ease of cooking with a crockpot, this Healthy Crockpot BBQ Chicken recipe is a must make in the crockpot. Slow cooking the chicken on low for 6-8 hours gives it a real infused BBQ taste. So good! At the end the chicken is so juicy and tender, it shreds easily with a spoon.
What’s better, there’s only 3 ingredients needed to make this. Homemade BBQ sauce + broth + chicken breasts. That’s all! Even a fifth grader could do it. Just toss everything in the pot and sit back while it does it’s magic, or in my case, run around like a crazy person getting all your work done.
For me, no matter what’s going on in my life eating healthy is a priority. When life is crazy, you need to get a little creative to get it done. It’s not a matter of willpower. It’s a matter of planning, juggling and being creative.
For this Healthy Crockpot BBQ Chicken recipe, I used homemade BBQ sauce because you know how I feel about the store bought ones, and truthfully making your own is a breeze. It takes 5 minutes! Do you really not have 5 minutes? If you don’t, we need to talk! I made a double batch and stored half in the refrigerator for round two of Crockpot BBQ Chicken, which will be happening again very soon.
When I made this last week, I died and went to heaven devouring mine on an Udi’s gluten free bun while the guy was all about the ribs. I served roasted broccoli and baked french fries on the side. It was a comforting meal and I’m sure I’ll be eating again and again all summer long!
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- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- ¼ cup organic low sodium chicken broth
- ¼ cup homemade BBQ sauce
- Place all ingredients in a crockpot.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours or 3-4 hours on high.
- Break apart the meat with a wooden spoon to shred in the crockpot.
- Serve immediately over a gluten free bun or on a salad.