Slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken

Slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken is one of my ultimate favorite chicken recipes. It is tasty, healthy and easy. I love the my slow cooker.

Slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken

Let me start by saying, this is the best slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken or BBQ chicken you will ever have. No joke, this is the easiest and tastiest BBQ chicken recipe E.V.E.R!

I have not made anything like this before and for sure this is not going to be the last. I really wished I used more chicken because it was truly magnificent. I need to get more recipes for my crock pot. I recently got it and I truly love this piece of equipment.

I changed the original recipe just a tad adding less sugar and using 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder–cornstarch, to thicken my sauce. I like my sauce to be a bit thicker.

My family truly loved this recipe. I am not much of a meat or poultry eater but this recipe is for sure a winner. You can serve this slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken with some veggies, which is what I did, but I think it will be great with some oven baked fries. The fries will soak up all of the goodness of the BBQ sauce, if you know what I mean. I think that is what I am going to do next time.

For my little girl I actually served it with brown rice, because with the bun and all, it would have been a bit messy for her to eat. It was really great with the rice so that is another option.

Please let me know if you try this recipe and how you like it. I hope that you do. If you like BBQ flavor food I think you will be really pleased.



I served our BBQ chicken with roasted veggies. Just choose your prefer veggies with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and prefer spices and roast at 375F for about 20-25 minutes. You are done!!

Slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken


Slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken

Yield: 8-10 servings

Total Time: 4 hours


  • 4 lbs organic chicken breast, you can also use thighs if you like
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Celtic salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbs unrefined sugar
  • 1 tsp onion or garlic powder
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups of preferred BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbs natural liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder, or conrstarch


In a medium bowl, by the way these are my favorite mixing bowls,  mix all of the ingredients except the chicken and arrowroot powder. Place the chicken breast in the crock pot and top with the BBQ sauce mixture. Just move the chicken around to make sure that each piece is well coated.

Turn the crock pot to high and cook for about 3 hours. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker keeping the lid on. Pull the chicken apart with a sharp knife or fork. Return the shredded chicken into slow cooker. Dissolve the arrowroot powder or cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of the BBQ mixture and add to the crock pot.

Toss the chicken around to make sure it is well coated with sauce and so that the arrowroot powder mixes through too. Cook on high for another 30 minutes.  Keep in the warm setting until ready to serve.

Recipe slightly adapted from Chew Out Loud

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Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 9 servings


  1. This is SUCH good comfort food, Miryam! I would love to give your recipe a try during one of our chilly evenings in Texas. It looks so warm, comforting and delicious!

  2. I love everything crockpot and this looks fantastic!

  3. I just put some chicken in my slow cooker :-), but with Chinese herbs and ginger.
    Your bbq pulled chicken sandwich looks DIVINE!

  4. I used to make pulled chicken and pork in my slow cooker all the time when I still ate meat! Great meal!

  5. That looks so good. I’m a sucker for bbq pork. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. YUM!! This look awesome!

  7. Love bbq chicken and I love roasted veggies! This is my kind of meal!

  8. I was hoping this recipe wouldn’t include bottled BBQ sauce. I just recently started my “real food” eating journey, and I haven’t tried any organic BBQ sauces yet. Do you have any recommendations of ones that aren’t high in sugar or preservatives?

    • I get it at Trader Joe’s and it is really good. There are many BBQ bottle sauces out there that are natural. You just have to look a tad more, that’s all :-) Whole foods also carries good ones too, if not you can make your own or maybe try Amazon. I hope this info helps. Thanks for stopping by :-)

  9. I love shredded meats, this looks sooooooooo good and appetizing. Total comfort food… love dishes like this, this time of year.

  10. Gorgeous pictures.
    That is a very tempting burger, the picture is so good that I wanna pick it off the screen and enjoy.
    I can’t wait to try it out sometime. Looks so so delicious.

  11. Lovely Pictures, the burger looks delicious , will try this recipe for sure :)

  12. Hi! Can this be made in a regular pot on the stove? I dont have a crockpot.

  13. It would be a lot more ‘authentic’ if you made the paste yourself and provided the recipe for it! 

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