Easy Budget BBQ Chicken


October 23, 2017

Easy Budget BBQ Chicken 5 0 5 7

Fast and easy to cook! Nice and easy on the budget too! This saucy slow cooked BBQ chicken will be a hit with the whole family πŸ™‚

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 5


1kg chicken pieces of your choice

1 large onion, sliced

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1 heaped tsp minced garlic

1 cup BBQ sauce (no sugar version as I used or regular if you prefer)


1Place raw chicken directly into slow cooker

2Top with sliced onion

3Combine all other ingredients and pour over chicken

4Cook on LOW for 4hrs


1I turned them twice during cooking to get a lovely rich colour all over

2To stop it being too watery: As I lift the lid I make sure I direct the run off of water under the lid into the sink instead of back in the cooking bowl.

3Other methods to thicken your dish are here >> How to thicken your slow cooker dish

4Mine did not need any flour for thickening and the end result was a lovely syrupy sauce

5Cooked in a 7L Breville slow cooker

Submitted by Paulene Christie


17 Reviews


June 23, 2022

I tried the budget bbq chicken in the slow cooker today ✨️ It’s an absolutely winner for my household and super affordable. I had all the stuff already in my fridge/cupboards already πŸ’–


May 2, 2021

I forgot to combine the “other ingredients” Hopefully it still turns out yummy!

Yes but I’d drop time by an hour if using breast as it tends to be more dry πŸ™‚


April 9, 2021

Hi this looks so nice but can you use chicken breast instead

You can yes if you want it will lesson the liquid. I just thicken it if it needs it but it doesn’t always need it πŸ™‚


February 5, 2021

Can you use the tea towel trick to stop the sauce becoming too watery?

Amanda Brown

June 5, 2018

A family favourite. We have this often as it’s so easy and yummy. Definitely recommend.

Felicity Barnett

December 13, 2017

Winner, winner BBQ Chicken dinner πŸ™‚

It was sooooooo good my daughter requested it again within two days, Easy Budget BBQ Chicken, so easy she even put it on as well πŸ™‚

Liz Purnell

November 14, 2017

Tried this for the first time tonight, turned out lovely, empty plates all around, it’ll defo be a regular tea in this house

The no added sugar brand I use is Fountain


November 6, 2017

Can you please let me know what brand of BBQ sauce you used (no sugar?)

Nay Nay

November 5, 2017

Loved this!!! Cheap easy and yummmm!!!! My new favorite chicken dish

Kylie Handley

October 27, 2017

This was so so easy and absolutely delicious . I did have to stir it a couple of times (maybe every hour) as it was starting to burn around the SC bowl. I’m not sure if the Sunbeam Secret Chef cooks hot on low but I don’t think it’s one that you could put on and go out for the 4 hours. That aside…….try it people, you will love it! I served it with rice and veggies, next time I’ll do it over mashed potato because I think it will go perfect.


October 25, 2017

Thanks, Paulene πŸ™‚

No I cooked the rice separate πŸ™‚
It’s not done with the chicken recipe


October 25, 2017

The rice just goes in with the chicken and cooks fine?


October 24, 2017

Made this today! I loved it and so easy! Everyone ate without speaking and polished off everything on their plate, even my daughter (17) which is a fussy eater and watches her weight! I take that as they loved it! Highly recommend it!

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