This easy 4 ingredient Crock Pot Express barbecue chicken recipe is our favorite healthy dinner! Moist flavorful chicken shredded makes tasty soft tacos that my kids absolutely love. Sweet and a little spicy you can make it with your favorite sauce and it’s done in 20 minutes flat!
So I am all about easy meals. If I can use just a few ingredients that are inexpensive, healthy, and make a meal my entire family loves that is a big win!! This easy 4 ingredient Crock Pot Express barbecue chicken recipe is one of those dinners. It’s one of the easiest Crock Pot Express recipes we have.
We make it fairly often because it’s done in 20 minutes basically, feeds all 5 of us for under $10, and is pretty healthy too! I shred the chicken and serve it in small flour tortillas with cheese and guacamole but you could easily serve the breasts as is smothered in this sweet and tangy sauce with a side of rice or for a low carb pressure cooker meal, just serve as is too.
I keep two of the ingredients in my pantry at all times just in case I need an easy throw together meal, and I typically buy chicken breasts at the store for some kind of meal during the week so it’s an easy one if I just don’t feel like trying something new or we are in a real hurry.
Like I said, you can serve the breasts straight out of the pot on top of some rice or alone but we like shredded chicken tacos for dinner, and if there are leftovers they are great for lunch for the next day too.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy 4 ingredient Crock Pot Express barbecue chicken recipe
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts – 4 small or 2 large and cut those in half
- Barbecue sauce – stay away from honey style as that high high sugar and can burn, we like this one
- Can of chunk pineapple – this is what I use
- Onion – you can leave this out but it is great with it
Crock Pot Express Barbecue Chicken
- 1 bottle barbecue sauce 16 oz, not honey style
- 1 can pineapple chunks about 1 c. with juice
- 1/2-1 onion sliced
- 1/2 c water
- 2-4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
Empty bottle of barbecue sauce into your Crock Pot Express pressure cooker.
Cut your chicken breasts in half and put on bbq sauce.
Add 1/2 c. water into your barbecue sauce bottle, cover, shake, and empty into your pressure cooker.
Empty your can of pineapple chunks, with juice/small can at store, into your pot. Add sliced onion too if desired.
Stir gently just so chicken is coated with sauce.
Set Crock Pot Express to poultry setting for 12 minutes.
Quick release and if making tacos shred chicken in the pot, then add to small flour tortillas with cheese and fixings and enjoy.
If you have leftovers it is a great low carb meal and if you leave the pineapple and juices out a friend says it is her go to keto dinner as well. A really quick and cheap Crock Pot Express pressure cooker recipe that I make often because it is so versatile.
Yes my go to are these tacos but it’s great on top a bed of rice too!