Healthy BBQ Ranch Slow-Cooker Chicken + More Summer Slow-Cooker Recipes

Jun 21 2022
If you think your slow cooker is getting the summer off, think again! Slow cookers—and other countertop appliances—are great for cooking in hot weather since they put off a lot less heat than stoves and ovens. Load it up and let time do its thing…

Hungry Girl's Healthy BBQ Ranch Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipe

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1/5 of recipe (about 2/3 cup): 200 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 509mg sodium, 15g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 11g sugars, 26g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3–4 hours or 7–8 hours


1 1/4 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breast

1 tbsp. ranch dressing/dip seasoning mix

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 cup chopped onion


Serving suggestions: lettuce cups, whole-wheat pita, cauliflower rice


Spray a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Add chicken, and season with ranch seasoning mix.

In a small bowl, mix BBQ sauce and broth until uniform. Pour over chicken, and top with onion.

Cover and cook on high for 3–4 hours or on low for 7–8 hours, until chicken is fully cooked and onion is tender.

Transfer chicken to a large bowl. Shred with two forks.

Return shredded chicken to the slow cooker. Mix well. Serve with a slotted spoon to allow excess sauce to drain.


HG Tip: Store leftover chicken in the sauce to keep it moist and flavorful.

Chew on this:

It's June 21st, aka the first day of summer 2022 in the northern hemisphere! Make yourself a blended berry margarita (with or without tequila) to celebrate.

Get the summertime fun started! Pass along all these recipes to all your slow-cooker-loving pals.


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