5 from 1 vote

Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (Crock Pot Recipe)

This easy recipe with a homemade brown sugar BBQ sauce made rich with molasses and strong coffee will have you eating tender, melt in your mouth shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches all the time!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ, chicken, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Author Stacey |



  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cleaned and trimmed
  • 1 C ketchup
  • 1 C strong coffee
  • 1/3 C apple cider vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp stone ground mustard
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 C water


  • Turn slow cooker on low and place chicken side by side in bottom of slow cooker.
  • In a medium, bowl whisk together the rest of the ingredients to create sauce.
  • Pour over chicken. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • When chicken is fall apart tender, use two forks to shred. Mix shredded chicken in sauce and let cook for another 10 minutes. Serve on buns with coleslaw.