Smoky BBQ Chicken with Bacon

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Smoky BBQ Chicken with Bacon

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Serving: 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins


  • 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


  • Brown chicken and bacon for 10mins in a searing slow cooker or on stove top.
  • Combine all other ingredients and pour over the chicken and bacon in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 4hrs.
  • Spoon sauce over chicken and bacon to serve with mash potatoes and steamed veg - it's delicious!
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43 thoughts on “Smoky BBQ Chicken with Bacon”

  1. 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?

  2. 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 😁

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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).

  6. 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!

  7. 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. 😄

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

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