RecipeBBQ Pulled Chicken

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 51 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 4.5 g
    • Saturated Fat:1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 165 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber: o g
  • Total Sugar: 8 g
    • Natural Sugar: 4 g
    • Added Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 690 mg

This recipe is everything you crave in a barbecue recipe — saucy, sweet, smoky and fall-apart-tender! It’s also a breeze to make and you don’t have to stand over the hot grill on flip duty while your hungry gang anxiously awaits the feast. Instead, just toss everything into the slow-cooker ahead of time and then, hours later, you have 8 cups’ worth of meaty, flavorful filling. In my house, we love to use the saucy, shredded chicken to build oversized sammies on toasted whole-grain buns piled high with pickles, crunchy slaw and an extra drizzle of barbecue sauce. For folks looking to cut back on carbs, this works amazingly well on lettuce wraps, too. Extra napkins are strongly encouraged.

  • Prep time
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This recipe makes 8 cups
  • • 4 pounds skinless chicken breast, trimmed of fat
  • • 1 jar (18 ounces or about 2¼ cups) barbecue sauce
  • • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Place chicken breasts in slow cooker.

In a small bowl, mix barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, spices, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken and stir to coat chicken. Cover and lock slow cooker.  Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7 to 8 hours.

When you lift the cover, the inside will be very watery. This is normal. Carefully lift out chicken breasts and place on plate to shred with two forks. Place all of the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and combine with the liquid. Mix until all of the liquid is absorbed. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe makes about 8 cups. Serve on open-faced, toasted whole grain buns topped with coleslaw—yum. Or try a low-carb version and scoop onto lettuce leaves (as shown in photo above).

1 serving is 1 cup

This dish pairs perfectly with Apple Cider Coleslaw!