Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

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This Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken is juicy and flavorful. It is Beyond simple and is great for holidays, parties and potlucks!

You can sit down to BBQ Pulled Chicken any time of year that your craving a taste of summer. Because it’s made in a crock-pot, it is easy an won’t heat up the house. Try pairing this smoky meat with Easy Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, and Brown Sugar Glazed Red Potatoes.

Slow cooker pulled chicken sandwich with chips and fruit

Easy BBQ Pulled Chicken

I love a good pulled meat sandwich. This chicken breast version is super simple and super flavorful! It is a great option for a large gathering or party.

Easy slow cooker pulled chicken sandwiches taste especially delicious on a bun topped with cabbage slaw.  It’s a weeknight win that delivers juicy shredded meat infused with a smoky-sweet sauce. You get all that by tossing some chicken and BBQ sauce into a crock pot. It’s one of those fabulous set it and forget it meals!

 BBQ Pulled Chicken with tender chunks of chicken breast cooked in the crock-pot is so easy and convenient you won’t know what to do with your extra time!

Pulled chicken recipe in crock pot

How to Make Pulled Chicken

COMBINE. Add BBQ sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and garlic powder to your slow cooker and mix until combined.

COAT. Add chicken breast to the slow cooker making sure to coat all sides of the chicken with the sauce.

COOK. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours.

SHRED. Shred chicken and serve warm.

Recipe Tips

Don’t overcook: The crock pot is a great way to start and then forget about dinner. However, you can overcook food in a crockpot. Overcooked chicken can become dry and tough. To keep this recipe moist and tender cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. 

Tip: For easy clean up use a crockpot liner. 😉

Crock pot pulled chicken in slow cooker

Planning, Storing + Serving

How much should I plan to make? Plan for ¼ pound of chicken per person. One pound of chicken will yield about 2 cups of pulled chicken. When you’re making it for a large group don’t worry if you over estimate so you don’t run out of food. You can always freeze any leftover pulled chicken to be used later.

Storage: Keep leftover pulled chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Serve on: Shredded chicken is most often served on a hamburger bun, but you can also use: Slider buns, in a tortilla, with pita, with corn chips or even over rice!

Serve with: Here are some of our favorite sides to make with pulled chicken…

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken sandwich recipe on plate

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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Recipe

This Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken is juicy and flavorful. It is Beyond simple and is great for holidays, parties and potlucks!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 389 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 3 cups BBQ sauce We prefer Sweet Baby Ray's
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Add bbq sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and garlic powder to your slow cooker and mix until combined.

  2. Add chicken breast to the slow cooker making sure to coat all sides of the chicken with the sauce.

  3. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours.

  4. Shred chicken and serve warm.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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