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Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs

This Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken recipe is super easy to make and only uses a few ingredients. Eat it plain, or pile it high on a slider bun!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pulled chicken, slow cooker pulled bbq chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 409 kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu
  • 4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced or cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce divided in half (1/2 for cooking, 1/2 for finishing)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Toss cut up onions over top of the chicken.
  3. Combine brown sugar, Italian dressing and 1/2 of the BBQ sauce together in a medium size bowl. Whisk until smooth. Add garlic, honey, and spices. Whisk until combined. Pour over chicken and onions.
  4. Place lid on slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until chicken is tender enough to pull apart with forks.
  5. Use forks to shred the chicken, or use a hand mixer with beaters to shred the meat. This technique works beautifully for shredding pulled meats.
  6. Add remaining sauce to the slow cooker with the meat, and cook just until it heats up. I usually heat it all up in a cast iron pan for a few minutes to really bring it all together and save time. You do whatever works for you. Once it's hot and well combined you're good to go. Time to chow down.
  7. Place on slider buns or hamburger buns. Eat it plain or with a slaw. Your choice.
  8. Serve with a big old Pulled BBQ Chicken loving smile!
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1193mg52%
Potassium 935mg27%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 191IU4%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.