When it comes to easy cooking, this pulled BBQ chicken recipe reigns supreme! It’s ridiculously easy to throw some chicken in a slow cooker, cook it in a zesty blend of sauces, broth and spices then forget about it until dinnertime!
You can use your favorite barbecue sauce or make our recipe for something new to try—one batch makes the perfect amount.
Once you’re able to shred the chicken, it’ll absorb some of the excess sauce and thicken. If the consistency is too moist for your liking, simply remove some of the liquid with a ladle.
Obviously this recipe is fabulous for sandwiches but get a little creative and try it on pizza or baked potatoes. The additional flavor adds a surprising element to ordinary dishes.
Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Recipe
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken, ( breasts, thighs or a combination)
- 12 oz bottle barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 tsp chicken bouillon
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes, minced, or ¼ yellow onion
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Rinse the chicken under cool water, trim and set aside. Pour barbecue sauce, chicken broth, bouillon, garlic powder, onion and Worcestershire sauce into the slow cooker then stir to combine.
- Add chicken to the sauce, cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Just before serving, use a wooden spoon to break it into shreds. Once the chicken is shredded, allow it to cook in the sauce until thickened. Serve as-is or with a little extra barbecue sauce on the side. Enjoy!
You don’t need to wait all day for this meal—cook it on high instead of low to cut down the time.