crockpot bbq chicken thighs

Crock pot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Thighs is a delicious, easy, low carb dinner without the grill. These bone-in thighs are the perfect slow cooker recipe that will have your whole family asking for seconds!
4 Net Carbs
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ recipe, chicken for dinner, easy, gluten free, recipe for BBQ chicken thighs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 180kcal
Author Jennifer Banz




  • Mix the salt and pepper along with the other spices in a small bowl.
  • Place the chicken thighs in the crockpot and pour the spices over top.
  • Pour 1 cup of bbq sauce on the thighs and spread with a basting brush.
  • Place the lid of the crockpot and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
  • Pre-heat the broiler of your oven.
  • Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Carefully place the chicken thighs on the foil in a single layer.
  • Use a basting brush to spread the remaining bbq sauce on the chicken.
  • Place the chicken thighs on the center rack in the oven.
  • Broil until the sauce starts to bubble and caramelize. Should take about 5 minutes. Serve!


  • I like to make these with either the skin off or on the chicken thighs.  This is definitely your preference.  The chicken thighs skin is really easy to pull off.  
  • I like to use G Hughes Sugar free BBQ sauce but you can use whichever one is your favorite.  
  • The broiler instructions for this crock pot chicken thighs recipe is definitely optional if you are pressed for time.
  • The maximum I ever cook chicken in the crock pot is 4 hours on low.  Any longer and the chicken becomes dry.  


Serving: 8g | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g