How to Make BBQ Pulled Chicken in a Crock Pot

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 to 4 frozen chicken breasts, or 1 to 2 pounds of boneless chicken

  • bottle of BBQ sauce

  • 1 teaspoon chicken rub, your choice of spices

  • Black ground pepper

  • Crock pot or slow cooker

Barbecue pulled chicken is a filling and simple meal that practically cooks itself in a crock pot or slow cooker. Combining a few simple ingredients in the morning means you'll have a delicious meal by dinner.


Step 1

Starting the chicken while it is frozen tends to help the chicken shred better once it's fully cooked. Run frozen chicken under cool water, then place rub onto the chicken and put in a crock pot. Pour in half a bottle of BBQ sauce of your choice. Add ground black pepper to taste. Set crock pot on low and leave it undisturbed for five hours.

Step 2

After five hours stir chicken and add the rest of the BBQ sauce. Turn crock pot on high for the last 2 to 3 hours of cooking. You will notice that during these final few hours the chicken will fall apart.


Step 3

Once the chicken is fully cooked, it should easily fall apart. You can complete the shredding by pulling the remaining chicken pieces apart using two forks. Serve chicken BBQ on buns with coleslaw or your favorite side dish.


If your chicken appears to be watery, you might not have used a vinegar based BBQ. Strain the chicken half way through cooking and extra sauce.


Don't keep leftovers past 3 days.