Easy Cheesy BBQ Chicken

This amazing easy cheesy bbq chicken is only 4 ingredients. Its covered in bbq sauce, crispy bacon and swiss cheese for an easy and delicious dinner!

8/13/14 Update: I’m embarrassed when one of my old recipes becomes popular again like this one has because my pictures were absolutely atrocious. So, when I was reminded how tasty this chicken actually is I decided to make it again and take new pictures so that hopefully you can see how yummy it really is too. This easy cheesy bbq chicken is super simple to make with just 4 ingredients and only about 4 steps too. I hope you like it!

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For Christmas I got two new cookbooks and this recipe comes from one of them. The book is called Best Loved Slow Cooker Recipes, and although this is the only recipe I’ve made from it so far, it seems like a fantastic book and I can’t wait to try some more recipes if they all turn out as good as this chicken.

Easy Cheesy BBQ Chicken
  • boneless chicken tenders
  • bbq sauce
  • bacon (1 piece per piece of chicken)
  • swiss cheese (1/2 piece per piece of chicken)
  1. Place chicken in crock pot.
  2. Cover with BBQ sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for about 2 hours.
  4. Cook 1 piece of bacon per chicken piece.
  5. Place cooked bacon on each piece of chicken and top with a piece of cheese.
  6. Cook on high till cheese melts, about 15 minutes.


Enjoy this easy and delicious bbq chicken!

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This recipe was absolutely SO EASY and it turned out delicious too. Although it was really good with swiss cheese, I think it would have been good with mozarella, provolone or even cheddar too.


  1. Do you have a recommendation on how much BBQ sauce to use?

    1. I usually use more than is needed, probably half a bottle. But you just need enough to cover the chicken pieces!

  2. Is the bacon already cooked?

    1. You’ll cook the bacon before you put it on the chicken. If you see step 4 it says cook 1 piece of bacon per piece of chicken. So if you make 6 chicken tenderloin pieces you’ll cook 6 pieces of bacon! :)

  3. Bethany · · Reply

    Can i use boneless skinless chicken breast??

    1. Yes definitely! I have used chicken tenderloins or chicken breasts!

  4. This is a great easy recipe. Made for dinner tonight and the whole family enjoyed it. The chicken was so tender I had a hard time picking it out of the pot to serve.

  5. That looks so delicious. I have a crock pot that’s collecting dust may have to get out the duster for this one!! Mel from http://www.nailwraps.ca

  6. My husband is alergic to swiss cheese. What is the best substitute?

    1. Can he eat other cheeses? I think provolone or cheddar would be good!

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