Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

A Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken recipe. The pulled chicken is best served in rolls, with coleslaw and rocket, or with jacket potatoes, for a tasty meal.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

This Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken recipe is the perfect dish for feeding a crowd. I'm going to be making a big batch to take to our friends party next week, cooking it on low during the day at home, and then taking it over (crockpot and all), to our friends house to plug in there.

With some white rolls and a bit of salad and coleslaw, that's the savoury food sorted. Best of all, it's about the easiest recipe you will EVER make!

What is pulled chicken?

Pulled chicken, or shredded chicken, as it's sometimes known, is chicken that has been cooked until very tender (slow cooking is the best way to achieve this), then pulled apart with forks.

You should pull the chicken as soon as it's finished cooking, and not let it get cold first.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

The homemade BBQ sauce I make here, is really quick and easy, with most of the ingredients already in your kitchen cupboards.

However, if you don't want to be bothered with making up a homemade sauce, just use a shop bought BBQ sauce.

BBQ Pulled Chicken in a roll

Can I freeze the pulled chicken?

The  Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken can be frozen for another day (if you have any left!). You can also keep it in the fridge for a few days and pick at it like we do!

Top tips for making the slow cooker pulled chicken

The recipe quantities I give below, make enough pulled chicken to fill 8 rolls, but the recipe can easily be doubled or trebled for a large crowd.

I find it's a slightly lighter option than ordinary pulled pork and slow cooker pulled beef (which is another favourite of ours), but is still lovely and filling all the same.

Try serving it with jacket potatoes, if you wanted to make it more of a meal, and any leftovers are really good on nacho's or in taco's.

What ingredients do I need to make the pulled chicken?

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Garlic Powder
  • Honey
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Cayenne Pepper

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken
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Yield: 8
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Prep time: 5 MCook time: 6 hourTotal time: 6 H & 5 M
A Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken recipe. Best served in rolls, with coleslaw and rocket or with jacket potatoes.


  • 4 Large Chicken Breasts
  • 250ml Ketchup
  • 2 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 125ml Honey
  • 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper


  1. Place the chicken breasts in your slow cooker and turn on to low.
  2. Mix together all of the other ingredients in a jug, and pour over the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours then pull apart with two forks. Serve in rolls with coleslaw and salad.
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  1. This looks delicious! I love anything for the slow cooker, there's nothing better than coming home to a ready cooked meal.

    You might find this post interesting, it's the taistiest thing I've ever made in my slow cooker:

    Katie xoxo

  2. This sounds declious! I have never made pulled chicken in the slow cooker byt defo going to give it a go bow!

    1. It's so easy, just bung the ingredients in and switch on.

  3. Oh this looks really tasty. My slow cooker gets used more and more over the winter months, looking forward to trying new meal ideas like this :) x

    1. Now I'm working 5 days a week it gets used A LOT! Such a time saver in the long run.

  4. I frequently make slow cooker pulled chicken but never thought of putting in on a burger ban such a lovely idea and thanks for the recipe

  5. What a brilliant recipe, I love how a few simple ingredients can turn chicken into a feast! thanks for joining us for the Slow Cooked Challenge.

    1. Thanks Janice. Yes this one is very easy to make and it tastes delicious!

  6. Beautiful photos. Looks so delicious. Making me very hungry.

  7. This is one of my all time favourite dinners. I need to try this recipe out, your photos are mouth-watering x

  8. Oh wow this sounds incredible. Definitely perfect for feeding a crowd. My family would love to try this. x

  9. This looks very yummy and it’s making so hungry. I will definitely be trying this recipe out over the weekend.

  10. I love this,I do pulled pork all the time and never thought of chicken!So tasty with coleslaw too,gorgeous x