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Slow Cooker Cajun BBQ Chicken 3 Ways

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

240 minutes


3-4 people

As the kids head back to school and life gets more hectic, the thought of making dinner can seem daunting. This weeknight cooking hack by My Diary of Us is the perfect solution! Not only is it full of honey, BBQ smoke, bacon and Creole flavors, but it also makes enough for three different dinners – Slow Cooker Cajun BBQ Chicken Salads, Slow Cooker Cajun BBQ Chicken Tacos and Slow Cooker Cajun BBQ Chicken Sandwiches – and it’s made right in the slow cooker with minimal time and effort!

Slow Cooker Cajun BBQ Chicken 3 Ways

Kitchen Tip : Slow Cooker Cajun BBQ Chicken 3 Ways



  • 4 Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless

  • 4 Chicken Thighs, Boneless & Skinless

  • 1 Bottle Tony’s 30-Minute Burger Marinade

  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup

  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Finely Minced

  • 1/2 Cup Onion, Grated

  • 1 Tablespoon Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning

  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika

  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

  • 2 Tablespoons Dry Mustard


  • 1 Head Romaine Lettuce

  • 2 Cups Grilled Corn, Kernels Removed

  • 1 Avocado, Diced

  • 1 Cup Cucumber, Chopped

  • 1 Cup Black Beans

  • 1 Cup Grape Tomatoes

  • 1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese (Optional)

  • Tony’s Creole-Style Ranch Salad Dressing for Topping


  • Tortillas

  • Pico de Gallo

  • Avocado, Sliced

  • Monterey Jack Cheese


  • Hamburger Buns

  • Coleslaw Mix

  • Tony’s Creole-Style Ranch Salad Dressing

  • Clear


  1. Prepare the chicken by combining Tony’s Burger Marinade, ketchup, garlic cloves, grated onion, Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, tomato paste and dry mustard in the bottom of the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Add the chicken breasts and thighs and stir to coat the chicken thoroughly.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6 hours, until the chicken is tender.
  4. Shred the chicken using two forks and toss with the sauce.
  5. Serve as Cajun BBQ Chicken Salads, Cajun BBQ Chicken Tacos, or Cajun BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. Enjoy!


For the sandwiches, you can combine the coleslaw mix with Tony’s Ranch Dressing for an easy and delicious slaw idea!

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