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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ 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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 287kcal


  • 1 lbs bone in spit chicken breasts
  • 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 4 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Soft sandwich rolls


  • Combine the onion, tomato paste, oil, chili powder, garlic, and cayenne in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave about 3 minutes, until onion is softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer to slow cooker and whisk in the ketchup, molasses, mustard, and vinegar. Season chicken with salt and pepper, arrange chicken in the slow cooker, and spoon sauce over top. Cover and cook 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.


Cooks Country April/May 2013


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1960IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg