Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

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This crockpot pulled chicken is so easy to make – everything just goes into the slow cooker without any special prep. It’s fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious. We put it on rolls with our coconut coleslaw and crisp dill pickle chips.

It was sweet, salty, savory and so satisfying. I invited my family over for crockpot bbq chicken sliders and everyone loved them. My son even asked for refills on the chicken (which is a big deal). l’m pretty sure all of the adults had seconds. Great reviews all around on this one! If the picture above hasn’t convinced you yet, the next one will!

This is a great way to make meat for company or your family when you don’t have time to stand over the stove. You can throw everything in your slow cooker before church and it’s ready when you come home. Such a treat! PS. the coleslaw can be made when you start the chicken – just refrigerate it until ready to serve..

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken:

3 lbs (about 5-6 count) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce (Try Homemade BBQ Sauce or Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ)
1/2 medium onion, grated (with juice)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Crockpot BBQ Chicken:

1. Stir together all sauce ingredients in a 5-6 qt slow cooker.

2. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 – 7 hours. Chicken is done when cooked through and easy to shred

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

3. Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred each breast using two forks. Place shredded chicken back in the crock pot and stir to coat with the yummy sauce

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com
↑↑↑ Wishing I had leftovers…

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

4.99 from 1232 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Crockpot pulled bbq chicken
This slow cooker chicken is so easy to make - everything just goes into the crock pot without any special prep. It's fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious. Serve as is or in buns with the best coconut coleslaw (find the recipe on natashaskitchen.com) and dill pickle chips.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 if used in sandwiches

Instructions

  • Stir together all sauce ingredients in a 5-6 qt slow cooker.
  • Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. Chicken is done when cooked through and easy to shred.
  • Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred each breast using two forks. Place shredded chicken back in the crock pot and stir to coat with the yummy sauce.

Nutrition Per Serving

317kcal Calories26g Carbs37g Protein7g Fat1g Saturated Fat109mg Cholesterol770mg Sodium781mg Potassium1g Fiber21g Sugar171IU Vitamin A3mg Vitamin C33mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
317
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
109
mg
36
%
Sodium
 
770
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
781
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
26
g
9
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
21
g
23
%
Protein
 
37
g
74
%
Vitamin A
 
171
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 317
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Serve in buns with the best coconut coleslaw and dill pickle chips. Yum!!

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

Crockpot BBQ Chicken - The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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  • Lynne Peterson
    June 20, 2024

    Loved this recipe with chicken and wondered if anyone tried it with pork loin?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2024

      Hi Lynna, I’m so happy you enjoyed that! It depends on the cut of pork you are using. We generally use this pulled pork recipe when using pork. Pork usually needs more time to tenderize.

      Reply

  • Rachel
    June 19, 2024

    If I double the recipe should I cook the chicken for longer? Or will it still be in the 3-4 hour range?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 19, 2024

      Hi Rachel! That should work fine to double it as long as your slow cooker is large enough to fit everything. It will probably require a longer cook time. I would aim for the higher end of the cook times (i.e., 4 hours on high or 7 hours on low) and check for doneness.

      Reply

  • Holly
    June 13, 2024

    I made this & it’s great! It’s very easy, & I discovered it’s better the second day after the ingredients marinated. I served on a brioche bun along with bbq baked beans &
    coleslaw. Delish!

    Reply

  • Sue Sober
    June 13, 2024

    I would like to possibly substitute chicken thighs for breast as less dry . Have you ever done that?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 13, 2024

      Hi Sue! I haven’t tried that but it should be fine. We’ve had people try this recipe with thighs, pork etc. and loved the results. Let us know if you experiment.

      Reply

  • Greg
    June 12, 2024

    Love this recipe the shredded chicken breasts was delicious so.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2024

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Greg!

      Reply

  • Sherry
    June 10, 2024

    May I double the recipe in the crockpot? Or should I make 2 different batches?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 10, 2024

      Hi Sherry, I imagine it should be fine to double as long as it fits your crockpot. Hope it becomes a huge success!

      Reply

  • Liche Cavazos
    May 16, 2024

    These were a hit. Served these as sliders for my book club get together and everyone wanted the recipe. I made exactly as stated. But one thing I forgot to add was the grated onion, boo! But it was still delicious.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2024

      I’m so happy it was a hit in book club, Liche!

      Reply

  • Lisa Michael
    April 22, 2024

    It was delicious…tiktok trick – as long as you don’t use a crockpot bag, use a hand mixer to shred the chicken directly in the crock pot – way easier than doing it by hand!

    Reply

  • Patty Flaagan
    April 10, 2024

    Can I make batches ahead to freeze for graduation open house?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 10, 2024

      I haven’t tried freezing it, but I do think it would work well. The ingredients are freezer-friendly.

      Reply

    • Natasha
      April 10, 2024

      Hi Patty, yes that would work great, just remove all of the excess air from the freezer bags or containers and freeze flat for easier thawing. I hope you love the shredded chicken! Also, I would shred before freezing and completely finish the recipe then let it cool before storing.

      Reply

      • Heather
        May 14, 2024

        Thank you for confirming it can be frozen! Expecting a baby in a few short weeks and making this asap to have in the freezer- love you and your recipes!!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 14, 2024

          How exciting! Congratulations, Heather! I hope you have a quick and blessed delivery!

          Reply

  • Lou
    April 1, 2024

    Is it possible to make it in de oven? The recipe looks delicious, unfortunately i don’t own a crock pot.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 1, 2024

      Hi Lou, I haven’t tested this recipe in the oven to be able to give specific advice on that. You might google baked shredded chicken to gauge general instructions. Sorry I can’t be more helpful

      Reply

    • Megan
      April 25, 2024

      If you want to cook this in the oven, i’m pretty sure you’d be able to. If you use a baking dish using the same instructions, a slow cooker typically reaches between 104 – 112 degrees celsius, so id set the oven to one of those temperatures and cover the dish with foil so that the chicken doesn’t lose any of its juices. Cook it according to the low temperature guidelines. If you want to cook it on a high heat (shorter time) you could also do that by just turning the oven up a bit. Equally, you could even use the oven hob if you wanted to by even just using a saucepan.

      Reply

    • Jenni
      April 25, 2024

      You can make it in any pot with a lid right on the stovetop. I use my Dutch oven and keep it covered on low for 2 or 3 hours. It’s absolutely delicious!

      Reply

    • Therese
      April 28, 2024

      I have made it in the oven using a Dutch oven and it was perfect!

      Reply

  • Lynn
    March 30, 2024

    I’m making this tomorrow. Sounds wonderful, and looks yummy!!

    Reply

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