Smoky BBQ Chicken with Bacon

Smoky BBQ Chicken with Bacon


February 23, 2015

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yields: 6


1 kg chicken thigh fillets

250g bacon sliced 1-2cm wide strips

1/2 cup bbq sauce

1/4 cup tomato sauce

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 heaped tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp mustard powder

1 tbsp brown sugar


1Brown chicken and bacon for 10mins in a searing slow cooker or on stove top.

2Combine all other ingredients and pour over the chicken and bacon in the slow cooker.

3Cook on low for 4hrs.

4Spoon sauce over chicken and bacon to serve with mash potatoes and steamed veg - it's delicious!


Submitted by Paulene Christie


44 Reviews

Kathy flatman

September 16, 2022

I halved the recipe to fit into the kmart mini twin. It didn’t disapoint. Really nice flavours. Definitely will be making this one again. 🤤

Naomi Fraser

January 24, 2022

Four stars because my teen son enjoyed this. I wasn’t a huge fan. That could be the bbq sauce I used or the tomato sauce. Next time I’ll try different ones. I’ll be making this again simply because he liked it so much.


February 28, 2020

We had this last night with mashed potato & mixed veggies!! It was so good, this will definitely be a new favorite meal….😋

Melanie Barker

May 9, 2019

I hadn’t used my slow cooker in a long time.

I came across this recipe & it inspired me to get my slow cooker out again.

It didn’t disappoint it was absolutely delicious.

Beck 4

April 17, 2019

Great recipe!! I even substituted lamb chops for the chicken (looked in the freezer and what I thought was chicken was actually lamb chops….. ). I added a bit of extra liquid and it was fabulous!


November 20, 2018

Was a smash hit in our household. Hubby made it and the only change he made was put a little bit of smokey bbq sauce in with the bbq sauce


November 20, 2018

Delicious . I served it with mash and steamed veges. Would be nice with rice and greens too. Def making it again. FYI I did it as a dump bag recipe KISS


November 19, 2018

We love this recipe. We shred the chicken mix it with the sauce and eat it on wraps with cream cheese and salad. Awesome.

I cooked them whole 🙂


October 6, 2018

do the thigh fillets go in whole or diced?


August 13, 2018

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Served with the mash and steamed veg. Whole family gave a resounding 9/10, so I shall be making it again. Thank you Pauline!


June 6, 2018

Was very yummy esp with mash & vege

That would be me – and you are most welcome 🙂

Nicole Rock

May 26, 2018

This was definitely a family favourite. Miss 12 found it in the recipe book and she loved it. The only change I made was instead of mustard powder I used American mustard. Whoever made this recipe thanks heaps. 😄

Dumpbags info HERE


April 26, 2018

What is a “dump bag”


April 17, 2018

This is just divine. So so tasty. My fussy kids even like it


April 17, 2018

Absoloutly divine. Loved by children and adults alike. Will definitely make again

Thanks Darren! 🙂

Darren Comley

January 8, 2018

What a stunning recipe. Such flavour!! Will absolutely do this many many times

Jessica Hansen

August 15, 2017

Deliciously soft chicken in a yummy sauce a great combo with mash and veggies 😍


August 7, 2017

I was a little concerned abot the lack of liquid and time at first so watched it. 3.5hrs and wow what a delicious meal. Totally enjoyed by all!


July 21, 2017

Nothing left. including the slower….wiped clean. Will be a regular dish here

Ellen Polomka

June 27, 2017

This sounds so yummy. Will be giving it a go.


June 25, 2017

Really delicious! This has become a family favourite – even my fussy toddler loves it. I leave out the mustard as we don’t like it and I often double the BBQ and tomato sauces as we like a lot of sauce. I serve it with chips and coleslaw. This recipe also works cooking on high for 2.5 hours as I found out today when I forgot to put it on earlier (although I use diced chicken breast not thighs).


May 27, 2017

Yum! So much flavour, this was a hit with the whole family, will definitely become a regular in our household.

Awesome! 😀

Bridget Cantem

March 31, 2017

This was the one of a dozen or so different slowcooker dump bags I made before the arrival of #3. It was amazing! Everybody gave it the thumbs up and fussy miss 5 even asked for seconds. I’ll be making this one again. I did end up thickening the sauce with a little cornflour but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.

No I don’t think you do 🙂

Lorraine Fullerton

March 24, 2017

Do you taste the mustard? I don’t like mustard, but I like the look of this, it looks yummy.

Jaime Murphy

February 28, 2017

Made this as a dump bag. Used yellow mustard instead of powder and omitted paprika because I’d run out lol. Very rich, went really well with rice. Kids gave it two thumbs up 😁

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 21, 2016

The chicken releases a lot of liquid as it cooks 🙂

Lisa Rudd

November 19, 2016

Just prepared this for tomorrow ‘s dinner. Smells great. Just wondering though as it doesn’t seem like there’s much fluid. I like stuff saucy you know?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 30, 2016

Low is ideal to prevent burning sauce/drying out chicken but you could try 🙂


September 28, 2016

Can we cook this is 2 hours on high?

Lacey Noyer

September 10, 2016

Amazing! The chicken was tender, the sauce was delicious. Crowd favourite in my house, will absolutely cook again!

All into the bag raw when using it as a dump bag 🙂

Chloe roros

August 21, 2016

Hi. I came across this recipe while I was looking for dump bags to do. Do I brown chicken and bacon then put in freezer with sauces? Or put in the bag raw with everything?

Janet Wall

August 16, 2016

Well finally l made it so yummy

Belinda Campbell

July 23, 2016



June 19, 2016

Love love love this. It was my first dinner I made in my sc and it’s still my favourite!

Karen Stuckings

December 16, 2015

Made this last night and was great. Used chicken breast so decreased time a little. Will be making it again

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 14, 2015

In most cases you can use 1 tablespoon of prepared mustard in place of 1 teaspoon dried mustard 🙂

Bronwyn Pike

December 14, 2015

If you don’t have mustard powder could you substitute it for mustard?

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