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Crock Pot Pulled Chicken Sandwich with sliced pickles and jalapeno peppers on a bun.

Easy Crock Pot Pulled Chicken Recipe

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
So easy to make and so good to eat. Pulled chicken makes a great dinner or lunch recipe. Throw the 5 ingredients in the crock pot and spend some time with the family.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 492 kcal


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 3 large boneless breasts
  • 16 oz. bottle sweet BBQ Sauce or favorite bbq sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground garlic powder
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 8 medium Bolillo rolls or hamburger buns
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  • Place the chicken into a large crock pot. Combine the BBQ sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard and garlic powder in a crock pot.
  • Add the BBQ sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard and garlic powder.
  • Mix to cover the chicken with the barbecue sauce, brown sugar and spices.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours or until the center of the thickest piece is 165 F. degrees.
  • When the chicken is done cooking transfer the pieces to a bowl and let rest about 5 minutes. Leave the sauce in the crock pot.
  • Use two forks to shred the chicken meat apart.
  • Return the shredded chicken to the crock pot and toss to cover with BBQ sauce.
  • Serve on buns with a your favorite bbq side dish.



  • BBQ Side dishes: Serve with my homemade coleslaw, garlic potatoes, or potato salad.
  • chicken: I used chicken breasts but you can also use chicken thighs.
  • barbecue sauce: I like sweet baby rays barbecue sauce but you can use your favorite bbq sauce brand.
  • mustard: I like to use ground mustard powder but in a pinch you can use a squirt of yellow mustard instead.
  • garlic powder: I've used dried garlic powder but you could also use a tablespoon of finely minced garlic.
  • brown sugar: dark brown sugar is made with more molasses than light brown sugar. The deep rich flavor of dark brown sugar gives pulled chicken a richer flavor.
  • cook time: how long to cook the pulled chicken will depend on a few things. if using similar sized pieces of chicken as I have used it will take 3 hours to cook on high and about 5 hours to cook on low. smaller pieces of chicken will cook faster.
  • when is the chicken done?: the barbecued chicken is done when the thickest piece has reach 165 F. degrees on an instant read thermometer.
  • rolls or buns: you will need hamburger bun or slider rolls to make pulled chicken sandwiches.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1001mg | Potassium: 849mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3mg
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