Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken

When you want to eat like you’ve been tending to the BBQ pit all day, but really want to just turn on the crock pot and take a nap, this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken is perfect.

Nothing screams lazy quite like the slow cooker. And boy, am I lazy. If this were serious lazy slow cooking, it would involve chicken and a jar of canned bbq sauce. But I’m classing things up a bit.


- chicken breasts - boneless chicken things - salt and pepper - medium onion - tomato paste - vegetable oil - chili powder - garlic cloves - cayenne pepper

Combine the onion, tomato paste, oil, chili powder, garlic, and cayenne in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave about 3 minutes, until onion is softened.

Transfer to slow cooker and whisk in the ketchup, molasses, mustard, and vinegar. Arrange chicken in the slow cooker, and spoon sauce over top.

Cover and cook chicken on low for 5 hours, until easily pulled with a fork. Transfer to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil. Let rest for 15 minutes.

Whisk hot sauce and liquid smoke into the remaining sauce, cover and keep warm.

Discard skin and bones from chicken. Shred the chicken and return to slow cooker. Toss with sauce.

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