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Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken on a hamburger bun.

Crock Pot Pulled Chicken

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


How to make super easy Crock Pot Pulled Chicken. A simple, homemade bbq sauce simmers with chicken breasts and thighs for these easy BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches.



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 hamburger buns


  1. In a medium saucepan, make the bbq sauce. Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened. Add the ketchup, lemon juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, dry mustard, salt and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place both the chicken breasts and the chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour the bbq sauce over the top, then gently stir to coat the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until cooked through.
  4. When the chicken is cooked, use 2 forks to shred the chicken right in the slow cooker. Stir to combine completely with the sauce.
  5. Cover and cook on low for an additional hour.
  6. Serve the chicken on the hamburger buns.


  • Calories: 409
  • Sugar: 20 g
  • Sodium: 1051 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 38 g
  • Cholesterol: 120 mg

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