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Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken made with chicken breasts and honey laced barbecue sauce. Easy to make in the crockpot – throw everything in and wait for fall-apart deliciously seasoned chicken.

This is the Best Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! The flavor will make you want to keep coming back for more! | mustlovehome.com

Whether you make a huge batch to freeze or just enough for one meal, the slow cooker is the easiest way to cook chicken that can be pulled and served in so many ways.  With just a few simple ingredients, this tangy sauce and juicy chicken will have your family and friends coming back for a second helping!

To serve, just pile the Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken onto sandwich buns, top with a mound of coleslaw and pickles and enjoy!

This is the Best Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! The flavor will make you want to keep coming back for more! | mustlovehome.com

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken

  • Chicken Breasts – we used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but chicken thighs are amazing if you love the flavor of dark meat.
  • Italian Dressing – bottled zesty Italian dressing is our first choice here.
  • Brown Sugar – light or dark, both are fine.
  • Honey
  • Barbecue Sauce – use a bottle of your favorite, or make our popular family recipe classic barbecue sauce.
  • Worcestershire Sauce – adds savory flavor.
This is the Best Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! The flavor will make you want to keep coming back for more! | mustlovehome.com

How to make this recipe

This is one of the easiest slow cooker recipes you can make. Just add the meat, pour over the sauce and walk away for hours.

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place in the bottom of the Slow Cooker.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients into a sauce in a small bowl.  
  3. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken, lifting the chicken to allow the sauce to reach the bottom layer.  
  4. Set to Low and cook 6-8 hours, or until the chicken reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees with a meat thermometer.
  5. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker onto a large plate, and shred thechicken with 2 forks or meat claws.
  6. Spoon meat onto buns for serving.
This is the Best Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! The flavor will make you want to keep coming back for more! | mustlovehome.com

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Easy to make and delicious, this will be your go-to recipe for dinner, casual entertaining and potlucks!
3.22 from 14 votes
Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :6 hours
Total Time :6 hours 15 minutes
Servings :12
Calories :245
Course :Dinner

Ingredients
 

  • 3 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup Italian Dressing
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Liberally sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • On a small bowl, mix together all of the other ingredients. Pour the mixture over the chicken breasts, making sure that the breasts on the bottom are coated with the mixture.
  • Set the slow cooker to LOW and cook for 6-8 hours, until the chicken reaches 165 degrees on a meat thermometer.
  • Remove the chicken to a large plate, and turn the slow cooker to HIGH.
  • Using tongs and/or forks, shred the chicken into small pieces.Set aside.
  • With the slow cooker set to high, stir the sauce mixture to release steam and allow the sauce to thicken, about 5 minutes. Turn the slow cooker off.
  • Place the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker with the thickened sauce and stir until fully mixed and all of the chicken is coated with sauce.
  • Pile the shredded chicken onto sandwich buns, then top with Ranch Coleslaw. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 24gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 625mgPotassium: 539mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 114IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg

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I’m Christine, a self-appointed foodie and almost empty-nester who is addicted to creating quick and tasty recipes that anyone can make. My goal is to give you the confidence and know-how to cook from scratch with easy, budget-friendly recipes. Welcome to my kitchen! Learn more…

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