Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Soup

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Get all your favorite bbq flavors with this easy Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Soup. Chicken, black beans, corn and bbq sauce combine to make a delicious dinner.

I love making bbq chicken in the crock pot. It’s easy and delicious, so it’s a win-win dinner situation. Every time it, I see those delicious juices before I shred the chicken and wonder how it would be as soup. That’s how this slow cooker bbq chicken soup was born.

a spoon in a bowl of bbq chicken soup

About this BBQ Chicken Soup

  • Flavor: This soup has all the flavors you know and love in bbq chicken. It is sweet and tangy. The corn, chicken and beans are all mild in flavor so the bbq sauce really takes center stage.
  • Texture: The chicken cooks in the slow cooker until it is easily shredded with forks, so the texture is tender and easy to eat. Don’t like tomatoes in soup? This is for you! The only veggie is corn.
  • Method: Make this in the slow cooker so that it is fix and forget. The chicken is so tender and delicious this way.

Ingredients

Although you can go crazy with toppings, this is a basic 5 ingredient soup:

  • Chicken. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are my go to for slow cooker soups and casseroles. However, use boneless skinless chicken thighs if you’d like.
  • BBQ Sauce. Choose a barbecue sauce that you like the flavor of since this is the main flavor of the soup. You can make homemade bbq sauce, or Sweet Baby Ray’s is a great store bought option.
  • Chicken Stock. or chicken broth.
  • Black Beans. Rinse the beans well and drain them before adding to the soup.
  • Corn. Use frozen corn instead of canned if you prefer.

Other additions. If you’d like a little more flavor, try a teaspoon of chili powder, minced garlic, black pepper, red onions, yellow onions or your other favorite veggies.

chicken and bbq sauce in a slow cooker

How to Make BBQ Chicken Soup

  • Spray the crock pot sides with cooking spray and place the chicken breasts in the bottom.
  • Cover the chicken breasts with 2 cups of your favorite bbq sauce.
  • Pour chicken stock over the top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken using two forks and then add the black beans and corn. Stir to mix.
  • Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes to heat through.
bbq chicken soup in a slow cooker with a ladle

Recipe Variations

  • Make with shredded pork or roast beef instead of chicken.
  • Cook and crumble ½ pound of bacon. Add to the soup when you add the corn and black beans for a bacon barbecue chicken soup.
  • Make this on the stovetop in a soup pot. Cut the chicken into small pieces and cook it over medium heat with the chicken stock and barbecue sauce until the chicken is cooked through. Then add the corn and black beans and heat through.

What to Serve with Soup

Serve this soup with a simple side salad and cornbread or Italian bread.

overhead view of a bowl of soup
overhead view of a bowl of soup

BBQ Chicken Soup

4.54 from 15 votes
Get all your favorite bbq flavors with this easy Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Stew. Chicken, black beans, corn and bbq sauce combine to make a delicious dinner.
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the soup:

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts about 3 large chicken breasts
  • 2 cups bbq sauce
  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • 15 ounces black beans 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • 15.25 ounces corn 1 can, drained

For topping:

  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • sliced onion
  • jalapeño slices
  • cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Spray the crock pot sides with cooking spray and place the chicken breasts in the bottom.
  • Cover the chicken breasts with 2 cups of your favorite bbq sauce.
  • Pour chicken stock over the top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken using two forks and then add the black beans and corn. Stir to mix.
  • Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes to heat through.
  • Serve in a bowl with sour cream and cheddar cheese on top, if desired. It's delicious served with crusty bread or tortilla chips.

Notes

Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the soup serving 8, with 1 serving being ⅛ of the soup (without toppings). Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Serving: 428g | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1031mg | Potassium: 1011mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
Author Emily
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 415
Keyword bbq chicken, chicken soup, slow cooker soup

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I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
5 years ago

Thank you for letting me share this recipe 🙂