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Pulled Chicken sandwich

Pulled Chicken

Our pulled chicken slow cooker recipe is super easy with a sweet and spicy tang that makes it the perfect weeknight meal - time and time again.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot, Pulled Chicken, Slow Cooker, Sweet and Spicy, Weeknight meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 312kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 --(1/2 inch thick) slices of Onion,
  • 1-2 Large Cloves Garlic, Peeled and Whole
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth

Spice Mix:

  • 1/2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoons Brown Sugar, Packed


  • 4 (6-8 Ounce) Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts


  • 2 Cups Prepared Barbecue Sauce


  • Add the sliced onions and garlic to the bottom of a slow cooker and pour in chicken stock.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the spice mix until evenly combined.
  • Pat chicken breast with paper towels to remove any excess moisture from packaging.
  • Generously sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with spice mixture (you may have some left over). Gently press spice mixture onto chicken to help it adhere.
  • Lay chicken, in a single layer, over onions. Cover the crockpot and cook on high 4-6 hours or 8-10 on low, or until chicken is tender. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Set a sieve over a heat-proof mixing bowl and pour the onion-liquid mixture into the sieve. Place the drained onion mixture on a cutting board and roughly chop them into bite-sized pieces. Return the chopped onions to crockpot and discard the liquids.
  • Using 2 forks shred the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Return the shredded chicken to the crockpot and stir to combine with the onion mixture.
  • Add prepared BBQ sauce and combine to chicken mixture. Cover the crockpot, turn on high, and heat just until warm through. Serve.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 2212mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.1mg