Dinner Tonight: BBQ Apple Chicken Sandwiches

Oh.my.gosh.this dinner was so good!  And easy too!  I just adore a slow cooker meal that is super simple and waiting on me when I’m ready to eat.  I made these sandwiches the other Thursday night when we were running kids from school to gymnastics to soccer (we’re quite busy on Thursdays!).  They were a huge hit over at the Mama’s household.  Apple, onions and slow cookers are just staples at our house in the fall…this recipe is now a staple too.

Shopping List
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, uncooked
2 cups apple juice (or apple cider)
1 (at least 16 oz) bottle of BBQ sauce
1 onion, sliced and sauteed (optional)
Toast, burger buns, rolls…just your favorite kind of bread

In your slow cooker, add in your chicken, apple juice (or cider) and entire bottle of BBQ sauce.  Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.  When dinner is ready, remove chicken and some sauce from slow cooker into a bowl, shred up with two forks (add in a little more of your sauce if needed).  Serve shredded chicken with sauteed onions (optional) on top of your favorite bread (we used a whole wheat loaf from our bakery.
Done!  See how simple that was?  The chicken was super tender and moist and very flavorful.  The apple juice really adds a little sweetness without being too over-powering.  I put my chicken in there straight from the fridge but you could add them in frozen if you like (just make sure you have them in there at least 8 hours on low, 4 on high).

This is one of those meals you’ll keep coming back to over and over again. 
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} October 4, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Mmmmmmm! These look great!!!!! These are going on the menu next week for sure!

  • Ashley October 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I made a relatively similar meal in my crockpot the other night! Bacon wrapped apple chicken. It was soooo yumilicious!

  • Aubs October 4, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    ohhh yummy! i do a crockpot bbq chicken sometimes but this is a fun twist on it! can't wait to try it ~ maybe i won't tell the fam that i'm doing something different and see how they react! šŸ˜‰

  • Anonymous October 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Made this last night and it was a hit! Thanks! I need you to post dinner recipes 7 days a week because that is seriously what I make for dinner!

  • Kasey October 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Hi! What kind of BBQ sauce do you use? (by the way, I am one of Sheaffer's good friends and love your blog!) SO great for a busy mama who wants to serve healthy, easy meals.
    Kasey

  • Mix and Match Mama October 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Hi Kasey! I know who you are! Sheaffer has talked about sweet Kasey before :). I just use regular old KC Masterpiece! Enjoy!

  • wheredobabiescomefrom March 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I made this and YUM! The apple juice really gives it that something extra.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Tara April 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    This is currently cooking up in my slow cooker. Can't wait to try it! Thanks Mix N Match!

  • Jennifer Cannon September 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Mmmmmm glad you posted this again šŸ™‚
    Sounds delicious

  • Ashley September 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Cooking it today! Thanks: ) Do you double juice and BBQ sauce if you double chicken?

  • Mix and Match Mama September 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I would go ahead and double the sauce if you're doubling the chicken. You'll have a bit extra but better safe than sorry. Thanks!!!

  • Stacie Steward September 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    In my crock pot now!! I did the other 4 meals this week as well and loved them all! Keep em' comin' šŸ™‚

  • Tammy Thiessen September 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I'm so excited about your weekly meal plan!! I bought all the ingredients and this recipe is in my crock pot for tonight. Thanks for your work to make my life a little easier!

  • Taylor Williams September 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    This was delicious! My husband said it was definitely a keeper! šŸ™‚

  • Susan Pentz October 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Oh yum!!! Cannot wait to try these!!!!

  • Susan Pentz October 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Oh yum!!! Cannot wait to try these!!!!

  • Dollie October 20, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I just looked on your blog hoping to find a recipe for the slow cooker with things I already have and came across this one! Thanks it helps to have a slow cooker meal ready to eat when we get home from church

  • Dollie October 20, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I just looked on your blog hoping to find a recipe for the slow cooker with things I already have and came across this one! Thanks it helps to have a slow cooker meal ready to eat when we get home from church

  • Kelly Chen March 18, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Slowly dipping my foot into the water also known as the cooking world. I made this for my parents tonight, and it was so good! Already searching for my next recipe to try. šŸ™‚ Thanks, Shay!