Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Chicken is sweet, spicy and super versatile! It can be used on it’s own or in a variety of recipes!
This post contains affiliate links. See our Disclosure Statement for more information.
Last year, I worked really hard on a recipe for Chipotle Honey Barbecue Ribs. It turned out so amazing, that I wanted to use the same flavors in another recipe for chicken!
Because I leave all the grilling to my fiancé, I wanted to make this recipe for Chipotle Honey Chicken something that I could easily make myself any time of the year. I followed the same general idea as my ribs recipe, but used the slow cooker instead of the grill. The results are a versatile pulled chicken that you can use in sandwiches, tacos, and a ton of other types of recipes!
The chicken is coated with a chipotle chili rub, then slow cooked in just a little chicken broth to help keep it moist. Once it’s all cooked, I shred it and toss it in a homemade honey barbecue sauce. At this point you can leave it in the slow cooker as long as needed, or serve it up right away!
Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Chicken
Set up your slow cooker and have all of the ingredients out for the chicken. You can make the barbecue sauce later, or keep it in the refrigerator until you need it.
Rub the mixture onto both sides of all of the chicken breasts.
Place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker and add the chicken broth. Secure the lid and cook on low for 6 hours.
Once the chicken is cooked, shred it with two forks.
Whisk together all of the ingredients for the Honey Barbecue Sauce.
Pour the sauce over the chicken. Stir until well combined.
Use the shredded Chipotle Honey Chicken in sandwiches, tacos, or right out of the slow cooker for all types of recipes!
- 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 Tablespoons chipotle chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Cup chicken broth * use gluten free, if necessary
- 1 Cup ketchup
- 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup white vinegar
- 1/4 Cup honey
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Place the chicken into your slow cooker and add the chicken stock. Cook on low for 6 hours.
After the chicken is done cooking, shred it with 2 forks.
Whisk together all of the ingredients for the BBQ Sauce and pour over the chicken. Mix well.
Use this Chipotle Honey Chicken on sandwiches, in tacos, on salads and so much more!
** nutritional information is given as an estimate only and may vary