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Slow Cooker Mexican BBQ Chicken Sandwiches: 3 unlikely ingredients come together with almost no prep to create one out of this world slow cooker meal!I hope you guys aren’t missing me too much… because I’m loving all these recipes and tips from my gal pals while I’m on “blog maternity leave” [it’s a thing]! And today’s recipe is definitely making my meal rotation for one BIG reason: the SLOW COOKER! Enjoy!

Hi there readers of Mom to Mom Nutrition! I am Kristen over at where I share real food for real families on real budgets. I am so excited to be guest posting here today as Katie is taking a bit of time off to enjoy her sweet baby girl. The recipe I’ll be sharing is as unique as it sounds—> slow cooker Mexican BBQ chicken sandwiches!

As I stated, I share food for REAL families on REAL budgets. So forget those fancy, schmancy place settings and gourmet meals you see on Pinterest–I, like you, don’t have time for that!! Nor do my children appreciate fussy meals. While I strive to serve my family a home-cooked meal every night, it is NEVER on china and rarely does it take more than 30 minutes.Slow Cooker Mexican BBQ Chicken Sandwiches: 3 unlikely ingredients come together with almost no prep to create one out of this world slow cooker meal! And I am the master at creating things from little or what I have in my pantry–because I, like you, don’t have unlimited funds at the grocery store. And even more true is that I don’t have time to run to the store for forgotten ingredients!

Enter my hero, the SLOW COOKER!!! Seriously, it is almost magical. You place a bunch of things into it, go about your crazy day and dinner is made for you!!! It may just be the most used appliance in my kitchen. Especially in the summer. I live in North Carolina and we get hot here–too hot for me to crank the oven on.

One of my favorite things to make in the summer is pulled meat for sandwiches or tacos. We love BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches. And the leftovers make a great BBQ Pizza. We also love Pork Carnitas with Mexican Slaw. Both recipes make a ton. So either we eat on the leftovers for lunches or I freeze half for another busy day.

Today I want to share with you one of my all time favorite recipes that is SO easy: Slow Cooker Mexican BBQ Chicken Sandwiches.

As I mentioned before, 3 unlikely ingredients come together to create one out of this world flavor combo: salsa, BBQ sauce and chicken. How easy is that?

I love piling a soft bun high with this meat and then topping with a homemade slaw for added crunch and freshness. However, the slaw can be omitted (my kids eat it on the side). This meat would also be fabulous on a taco salad, in a quesadilla, as a topping for a baked potato–you get the idea.

Total time

Author: Katie Serbinski

Serves: 12


  • 1 16 ounce jar of salsa
  • 1 16 ounce bottle of BBQ Sauce
  • 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Coleslaw and buns for serving


  1. Place all ingredients in your slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Shred with 2 forks.

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