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Root Beer BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

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Root beer BBQ chicken sandwiches are so incredibly easy to make! 3 ingredients and a slow cooker are all you need for a delicious dinner that is ready when you are. Perfect for a busy weeknight, picnic, potluck, or BBQ. Root beer, chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, and a few spices is all you need.

Root beer BBQ chicken sandwiches are so incredibly easy to make! 3 ingredients and a slow cooker are all you need for a delicious dinner that is ready when you are. Perfect for a busy weeknight, picnic, potluck, or BBQ. Root beer, chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, and a few spices are all you need.

BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHES

These root beer bbq chicken sandwiches will probably be one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make! I’ve been wanting to try this out but was always so skeptical that root beer + store bought BBQ sauce would give any flavor to the chicken. I was SO wrong!

Thanks to the hours of cook time in the slow cooker the meat gets super tender and the BBQ sauce and root beer provide so much flavor.

I seriously can’t stop thinking about this chicken. So easy. So simple. Perfect for a busy weeknight when you’re busy but still want to put dinner on the table.

Root beer BBQ chicken sandwiches are so incredibly easy to make! 3 ingredients and a slow cooker are all you need for a delicious dinner that is ready when you are. Perfect for a busy weeknight, picnic, potluck, or BBQ. Root beer, chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, and a few spices are all you need.

Ingredients needed for bbq shredded chicken sandwiches

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • root beer
  • BBQ sauce
  • onion powder, garlic powder, and salt
  • buns or rolls for serving

Lay the chicken in the slow cooker and sprinkle the spices over it. Mix the bbq sauce and root beer in a bowl and pour over the chicken. 

This cooks all day in the slow cooker so the meat is fall apart tender and it’s a no fuss dinner. Serve with some buns or rolls and dinner is ready!

Root beer BBQ chicken sandwiches are so incredibly easy to make! 3 ingredients and a slow cooker are all you need for a delicious dinner that is ready when you are. Perfect for a busy weeknight, picnic, potluck, or BBQ. Root beer, chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, and a few spices are all you need.

There will be lots of liquid but that’s a good thing! It keeps the chicken so moist and flavorful. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to serve the chicken to drain some of the juice.

This recipe makes a lot so I always love to add some liquid to the leftovers and keep it in the fridge. Make sure you save some of the leftovers for this bbq chicken soup

Root beer BBQ chicken sandwiches are so incredibly easy to make! 3 ingredients and a slow cooker are all you need for a delicious dinner that is ready when you are. Perfect for a busy weeknight, picnic, potluck, or BBQ. Root beer, chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, and a few spices are all you need.

My tips for making this recipe

  • If you’re not a fan of root beer then switch it out for Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, or some other cola.
  • For a really delicious sandwich, spread butter on both sides of the bun and place them on a cookie sheet. Broil it on high in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Watch it carefully cause it burns fast!
  • It’s important you use a BBQ sauce that you love the taste of. I always use sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce. But there are so many options in the store so use one you love. 

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BBQ Root Beer Chicken Sandwiches
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Total Time
7 hrs 5 mins
 
Root beer BBQ chicken sandwiches are so incredibly easy to make! 3 ingredients and a slow cooker are all you need for a delicious dinner that is ready when you are. Perfect for a busy weeknight, picnic, potluck, or BBQ. Root beer, chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, and a few spices is all you need.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq chicken, bbq chicken sandwiches, chicken recipe
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 lbs)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups root beer (NOT diet)
  • 1 1/2 cups bbq sauce
Instructions
  1. Place chicken breats inside the slow cooker. Sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder, and salt over the chicken.

  2. In a small bowl combine the root beer and bbq sauce. Pour over the chicken. Cover with the lid and cook on LOW heat for 7-8 hours. 

  3. When cook time is done, shred chicken with two forks and let it stay in the slow cooker (in the juices to stay moist) until ready to serve. 

  4. * This chicken does really on the warm setting too so if you're not eating right away just change the setting to warm and it will be ready when you are. 

  5. Serve shredded chicken on buns or rolls.

Recipe Notes

For best results do not use diet root beer.

 

If you're not a fan of root beer then switch it out for any cola (dr. pepper, pepsi, coke)

 

Be sure and use a bbq sauce that you love. I always use Sweet Baby Ray's Original BBQ Sauce. 

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    Betty Niepoth
    July 28, 2017 at 3:18 pm Your recipe has an add right in the middle, would sign up for your blog, but....
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      Together As Family
      July 28, 2017 at 8:02 pm In the middle of the recipe?! I just went and looked and I only see the one square ad to the right of the recipe, which is not covering any part of the recipe or anything like that. So sorry to hear the ad bothers you. It costs several hundreds of dollars per month to keep a site up and running providing free recipes to everyone. Hopefully you can still make these chicken sandwiches. They really are so yummy and easy! :)
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        J K
        August 11, 2017 at 10:39 am She's probably on mobile. I'm clicking through on mobile from Pinterest and it's the same thing. But all blogs are like that on mobile. I'll be trying this chicken in my instant pot tomorrow night! 😊
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          Together As Family
          August 12, 2017 at 2:08 pm This would be so fast in the instant pot! Let me know how it went. I am curious. That's weird about it being that way from mobile, cause when I click through to my site from mobile I don't see that. I'll have to look into it. Enjoy!
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    Kristy
    August 25, 2017 at 5:56 pm Is there a reason you can't use diet cola?
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      Together As Family
      August 29, 2017 at 4:08 pm You can use diet cola. I guess it's just personal preference. I have actually mistakenly used diet one time and it was just not as a good. For best taste and results I think regular cola or root beer works best but you can use diet just fine :)
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    Norma
    October 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm Just saying the presentation could have been bit better but it looks amazing.
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