Poofy Cheeks: 4 Ingredient Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

January 13, 2014

4 Ingredient Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

It was December of 2008 and only a few weeks before Christmas when my husband lost his job and we did a little role reversal. I was currently pregnant with our second baby and only working part-time but I was lucky enough to be able to pick up full time hours right away. That meant Mike spent (unfortunately) a few months at home playing Mr. Dad. Mike and Wyatt had a routine of watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse every morning and I made a habit of writing down directions to make or start dinner before I left each morning. Dinners had to be EASY – nothing fancy or complicated. A co-worker gave me this recipe after I told her how I needed easy dinner recipes even my husband with no cooking knowledge beyond ramen noodles could make. This BBQ chicken was a hit and has stayed in our meal rotation ever since!

4 Ingredient Crock Pot BBQ Chicken - so easy a husband can make it!

With only four ingredients all Mike had to do was put everything in the crock pot around noon and let it cook. I would call him around 12:30 to make sure he didn’t forget and ask the questions like ‘the crock pot it on right?’ to which he would give some smart reply. Bottom line is that if he can make it anyone can! **Let me mention that his cooking skills have come a long way since December of 2008 and he does quite well in the kitchen now!

4 Ingredient Crock Pot BBQ Chicken


  • 5-6 chicken breasts
  • 16 ounce bottle of BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar


  • Place chicken breasts in a crock pot.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the Italian dressing, BBQ sauce and brown sugar. Then pour over the top of the chicken breasts.
  • Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

4 Ingredient Crock Pot BBQ Chicken - serve on texas toast, a baked potato or by iteself.

Another great thing about this chicken is that it is so versatile! You can eat it alone, put it on Texas toast or a hoagie roll or even stuff it into a baked potato to make a filling main dish! Tonight we are eating ours on hoagies with a side of baked potato wedges.

You might also like these chicken crock-pot recipes!

Crock Pot Angel Chicken  Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings 


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