Two-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken: Even a 6-year-old can make it!

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2-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken with #Manwich | The Weary Chef

You know I love easy dinners, but this Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is so simple that it hardly counts as a recipe! My six-year-old is very proud to show you that he was able to make this tasty dinner all by himself. All you need is a pound of frozen chicken breasts and a can of Manwich.

2-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken with #Manwich | The Weary Chef

Yes, I’m serious! Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray, drop in the frozen chicken, pour the Manwich over the chicken, turn the heat to low for 6-8 hours, and you’re done! (If you are home during cooking, use a spoon to separate the chicken pieces after an hour or two, but it’s fine if you can’t do that step.)

2-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken with #Manwich | The Weary Chef

When the chicken is done, shred it with two forks and serve on whole wheat buns. I like to add a slice of American cheese and pickles to mine. Yum! Serve with fries, fresh fruit, and baby carrots for a fun, healthy feast!

For this recipe, I used Manwich Bold, but I had the pleasure of trying all three varieties including Bold, Original, and Thick and Chunky. They all make for a tasty dinner, and you can use whichever you like best for this Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken.

#Manwich comes in three great flavors! | The Weary Chef

Boxes full of Manwich are a little known perk of food blogging.

I have lots of other ideas for Manwich recipes! Prepare the meat and sauce according to the directions on the can, then try this:

  • Fill hollowed bell peppers with the meat, top with shredded cheese, and bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes for super easy stuffed peppers.
  • Spread the meat over a refrigerated pizza crust, top with grated cheddar, and bake according to the crust directions for a tasty sloppy joe pizza.
  • Slice dinner rolls in half and fill with a couple tablespoons of seasoned meat, and you have easy sloppy joe sliders to serve at your next party!

Not only does Manwich make meal prep easy, each serving contains a full serving of vegetables! There are no artificial flavors or preservatives, so that’s another thing to feel good about. For more recipe ideas, be sure to check out these Manwich Recipes, and check out their cute Manwich TV Ads too!

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  1. If a six year old can make it, so can I! Love the slow cooker! I haven’t had Manwich in sometime, guess I better change that!

    • The Weary Chef says:

      Ha, you make it sound like you can’t cook, which I know isn’t true! I hadn’t had Manwich in a long time either, but it is a good trick for an easy dinner.

  2. I never thought of a manwich stuffed pepper, that is SO EASY.

    • The Weary Chef says:

      Hi, Steph! You could add diced onion and rice to it too, but then it starts getting a little less easy ;)

  3. What a wonderfully simple recipe – I’ve got to give this a go! I’d be thrilled if you’d come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  4. NO WAY. It’s that easy?!?! Totally trying this. You never cease to amaze me, Andi. I love your recipes!

    • The Weary Chef says:

      You are too funny, Jen. I don’t know if cracking open a can of Manwich counts as amazing, but I’ll take it ;) Thanks so much!

  5. I’ve always been a Manwich fan so always glad to see it in recipes. Thanks for this slow cooker recipe!

    • The Weary Chef says:

      Hi, Pamela! I was just thinking of you earlier today and wanted to go see what you have been cooking up lately. I wasn’t sure how this Manwich recipe would turn out and was so excited when it was so easy and good! Give it a try for sure. Thanks for coming over!

  6. LOVE THE 6 YEAR OLD!!!!!!!!and the super easy recipe!

    • Aw, thanks Kathi! You can’t beat two ingredients and a slow cooker for easy, right? Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  7. Hey, for a guy living alone this is a great idea. I set my slow cooker timer and when I get home dinner is ready. I shredded the chicken and put it over rice. I liked that a lot too.

    • Hi, David! I’m really glad you liked the recipe. Eating the chicken over rice sounds good too. This also made me think about making a BBQ chicken pizza with this chicken, a refrigerated pizza crust, and maybe colby-jack on top. (Rice and pizza have nothing to do with each other, but you got me thinking of other ways to use this chicken if you have leftovers.) Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment!

  8. Would there be any ramifications if I chose to not freeze the chicken prior? I get sooo nervous about putting in frozen meat into my cooker– it comes out alright?

    • Hi, Miranda! I like to use frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts in the slow cooker if I’m going to cook them all day because it slows the cooking process. I find that thawed lean chicken meat only takes 3-4 hours to cook in my slow cooker, and cooking it all day can lead to dry meat. Of course, the Manwich sauce would mask the dryness, so I think you will be happy with this recipe either way! If you are not going to be out all day, you would probably only need to cook thawed chicken breasts for about four hours on low. Let me know how it turns out!

  9. Try this…….use refrigerated biscuits and a muffin pan. Put biscuit in bottom of pan….press up the sides.
    Fill with manwich (already fixed). Top with cheese. Pop in the oven and cook til biscuits are done. YUMMY!

  10. I have a challenge for you, for the new year!
    I have enjoyed using a few of you recipes, unfortunately, you use too much fat, and the calories are off the chart. Please publish in the new year leaner and fewer calories recipes.

    Thanks Tangee

    • Andi Gleeson says:

      Hi, Tangee. I’m sorry, but I’ll have to disagree with you on that! I don’t use much added fat in most of my recipes except for a few decadent ones that have a lot of cheese. Sorry my recipes don’t work for your diet/lifestyle, but I do have a lot of healthy ones in the mix. Happy New Year!