Slow Cooker Tomato Free BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker Tomato Free BBQ Chicken

Get ready for a flavor-packed dinner with our Slow Cooker Tomato-Free BBQ Chicken recipe, specially crafted for those with GERD. This dish skips the tomatoes but not the taste, thanks to our homemade, reflux-friendly BBQ sauce. If you’re ready to whip up an easy reflux-free weeknight meal, let’s dive right in!

Shredded bbq chicken cooking in a crockpot


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What’s not to love about this recipe? It’s a breeze to make and the results are simply phenomenal. My family can’t get enough – the enticing aroma that wafts through the house all day is like a little slice of culinary paradise.


The real hero here is our tomato-free BBQ sauce. It’s a true lifesaver for those dealing with GERD. Thanks to this sauce, I can once again enjoy some of my all-time favorite dishes without a second thought. It’s a small victory that brings big joy to every meal.


Tomato-Free BBQ Chicken: A Delicious GERD-Friendly Alternative


Savoring BBQ chicken shouldn’t mean sacrificing your comfort.


Tomatoes have long been associated with causing heartburn, a common woe for many, including myself. For those of us dealing with persistent reflux symptoms, tomatoes can be a troublesome ingredient. However, if you’ve ever had to bid farewell to tomatoes, you’re in good company. As a former tomato enthusiast, I understand the struggle all too well.


But here’s the good news: you can still relish delicious meals without the discomfort. I began tweaking recipes to suit my needs and that’s when the slow cooker tomato-free BBQ chicken was born. It’s now an absolute staple in our household, loved for its simple, hearty flavors.


The secret? A homemade Tomato-Free BBQ Sauce that hits all the right notes.


a saucepan of tomato free bbq sauce with a blue spatula inside


Slow Cooker Tomato Free BBQ Chicken Ingredients


  • Tomato-Free BBQ Sauce  – This sauce is a game-changer for those with GERD, providing all the bold flavors of traditional BBQ sauce without the acidic kick.


  • Chicken Breast – Lean protein like chicken is easy on the stomach and a versatile base for this dish, ensuring a hearty and satisfying meal. You can use boneless, skinless breasts or thighs.


Tomato Free BBQ Chicken Directions


Prepare the BBQ Sauce: simply follow the directions to make this low acid big flavor, tomato-free sauce.


Layer the Ingredients: Place the chicken in the slow cooker and pour the tomato-free BBQ sauce over the top. Make sure each piece is well-coated.


Set and Forget: Cover the slow cooker and set it to low heat. Let the chicken cook for 6-7 hours, or until it’s tender and easily shreds with a fork.


Shred the Chicken: Once cooked, carefully remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the sauce in the slow cooker for a final soak in those delicious flavors.


a slow cooker filled with tomato free low acid bbq chicken


How to Serve Slow Cooker Tomato Free BBQ Chicken


My favorite way to serve this slow cooker tomato-free BBQ sauce is to spoon it on top of our Baked Potatoes for Acid Reflux. It’s unbelievably moorish. You could also serve it with your favorite buns and our Creamy Whole 30 Coleslaw for a weeknight dinner that is sure to become a family favorite. Or serve it over a salad topped with our Low Acid Creamy Herb Dressing. Use it as a topping on our Gluten Free Pizza for a new Friday night special.


Honestly, there is no going wrong with this one.


Looking For More GERD-Friendly Recipes? Try These…


Alkaline Butternut Squash Soup for GERD Relief

Turkish Potatoes

Beetroot and Butternut Salad

30 Healthy Acid Reflux Friendly Pasta Recipes

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon



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Shredded bbq chicken cooking in a crockpot

Slow Cooker Tomato Free BBQ Chicken

  • Author: GERD Chef Staff
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings


Indulge in the ease and flavor of our Slow Cooker Tomato-Free BBQ Chicken. Tender chicken meets our special tomato-free BBQ sauce for a simple, delicious, and GERD-friendly meal. Cook, shred, enjoy – it’s that easy!


  • Tomato-Free BBQ Sauce (Check out our recipe HERE)
  • Chicken – boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs


  1. Prepare the BBQ Sauce: Follow the easy steps to create a big-flavor, acid-free, tomato-free sauce.
  2. Layer the Ingredients: Place chicken in the slow cooker and pour the tomato-free BBQ sauce over it. Make sure every piece is well-coated.
  3. Set and Forget: Cover the slow cooker, set it to low heat, and let the chicken cook for 6-7 hours until it’s tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  4. Shred the Chicken: After cooking, carefully remove the chicken, shred it with two forks, and return the shredded chicken to soak in the flavorful sauce in the slow cooker.


  • To save time in the morning, prep the BBQ sauce the night before and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • If you’re short on time, you can use store-bought tomato-free BBQ sauce as a convenient alternative. I’ve tried this ONE and it’s pretty good.
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: GERD-friendly recipe, Tomato-free BBQ chicken, Slow cooker BBQ chicken, Acid reflux-friendly meal, Quick and easy dinner

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