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 a classic slow cooker recipe, it is easy and won’t heat up the house. Try pairing this smoky meat with Easy Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, and Fruit Salad.
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 dinner 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 slow cooker meals!
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.
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. 😉
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…
For more Chicken Recipes, check out:
- Baked BBQ Chicken
- Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
- Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken
- Ranch Chicken
- Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls
Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Recipe
- 4 lbs chicken breast boneless, skinless
- 3 cups BBQ sauce We prefer Sweet Baby Ray's
- ¼ cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Add bbq sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and garlic powder to your slow cooker and mix until combined.
- Add chicken breast to the slow cooker making sure to coat all sides of the chicken with the sauce.
- Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours.
- Shred chicken and serve warm.