Barbecue Chicken Tacos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 5 small cloves garlic halved
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth or use bone broth
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce your favorite
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 large leaves butter lettuce or use green leaf lettuce
  • 1 large avocado peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 large lime cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • In a large crock cooker, place chicken, onion and garlic.
  • In a medium bowl whisk broth, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or cook on HIGH for 4 hours. Chicken is done when it is "falling apart" fork tender. Remove chicken from crock cooker and place on a large cutting board or plate.
  • Allow the chicken to cool slightly, then shred with two forks. Return shredded chicken to crock cooker.
  • Using a slotted spoon, serve the shredded chicken on lettuce leaves, topped with avocado, squeeze of lime and some cilantro.
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