Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken + Homemade BBQ Sauce

I love making sauces and dressings from scratch. You can control exactly what you put in it! No worrying about ingredients you don’t like. This homemade BBQ sauce uses SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend which is made from only two ingredients: stevia and cane sugar. There is no weird aftertaste and it has 50% fewer calories than plain old sugar. I’ve been on the stevia bandwagon for a while so I was super excited to use this product to create a recipe for you!

This recipe is great for meal prep! Make the chicken and slaw on Sunday and warm up and assemble the sandwiches when you’re ready for a weeknight dinner.

*I received free samples of SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by SPLENDA® Sweeteners and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken + Homemade BBQ Sauce


BBQ Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend
  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

BBQ Chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup homemade BBQ sauce
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns

Broccoli Slaw:

  • 1 bag broccoli slaw mix
  • 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen honey mustard dressing
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


In a medium bowl whisk together all BBQ sauce ingredients. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Cover chicken with 1 cup of homemade BBQ sauce – save the rest. Cook on high for 3-4 hours. Meanwhile in a small bowl combine honey mustard dressing, apple cider vinegar, Greek yogurt, salt and pepper. Dress the broccoli slaw mix with the Greek yogurt mixture. Set aside. Shred the chicken when cooked through. To assemble add BBQ chicken to whole wheat buns, top with extra BBQ sauce and broccoli slaw. Enjoy!

Number of servings: 4 | Serving size: One sandwich
Calories: 588, total fat: 11 g, total carbohydrates: 87 g, dietary fiber 5 g, sugars: 50 g, protein: 39 g

What’s your favorite type of BBQ sauce? Tell me below!



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