Slow Cooker Chinese Barbecue Pork

Slow Cooker Chinese Barbecue Pork. Cooked low and slow for 8 hours until fall apart tender!

Who knew Chinese Barbecue Pork could be so easy to make at home?! All you need is 10 minutes of prep time to throw everything together.

I used pork butt for this recipe because it’s the perfect cut of meat for the slow cooker. It’s cooked low and slow for 8 hours until it is fall apart tender.

To flavor the pork I added Chinese 5 spice powder, mirin, hoisin (all of which can be found in the international isle of your grocery store). I also add in pantry staples like brown sugar, soy sauce, honey and ketchup.

Once the sauce is mixed up I add it to the slow cooker with the cubed pork. Set it on low for 8 hours and come back to an amazing fall apart tender barbecue pork!

This Chinese Barbecue Pork is the perfect addition to tacos, burritos, salads or served with a side of rice and a veggie!

Slow Cooker Chinese Barbecue Pork

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Slow Cooker Chinese Barbecue Pork. Cooked low and slow for 8 hours until fall apart tender!


  • 1 4 pound pork shoulder/pork butt trimmed of excess fat and cubed


  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup hoisin
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Add the pork and the sauce ingredients to the slow cooker and toss to coat the meat.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Once the pork is tender shred it with two forks. I just do this in the slow cooker.
  4. You can drain some of the liquid or serve the extra liquid over rice!
  5. Serve immediately with sesame seeds if desired.


  1. For crispy pork when the pork has finished cooking and is shredded preheat broiler and place the pork on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Cook until browned and crispy, 3-4 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on it and continue to toss it.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy!



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  • Amanda

    Hi, I just stumbled upon your website. I am so happy I did 🙂 This recipe sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to try it out; along with all of your recipes.