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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Thighs in a white plate

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Thighs

Jennie Duncan
This recipe for Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Thighs is loved by the entire family. My kids even asked for seconds!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 510 kcal


  • 3 pounds chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • ½ tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup bbq sauce


  • Brush chicken thighs with oil and place in the slow cooker.
  • Season with salt, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, and pepper.
  • Cook on low for 3 ½ hours.
  • Drain liquid if needed from slow cooker. Brush chicken with bbq sauce and cook for an additional 30 minutes then serve.


Is it better to cook chicken on high or low? Cooking on low will always help keep your chicken moist and tender. Cooking on high can cause your chicken to overcook and become dry.
What kind of bbq sauce should I use? For this recipe, you can use any BBQ your family enjoys. We love using Sweet Baby Rays
Can I bake this in the oven? Yes, these chicken thighs can also be baked in the oven. I have a recipe for it and you can find all the directions here, Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs.


Calories: 510kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 37gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 568mgPotassium: 483mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 359IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Thighs
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