Easy BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

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Rita Published: November 23, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Easy BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

How To Make Easy BBQ Pulled Chicken

Tender chicken breasts in delicious homemade barbecue sauce, this BBQ pulled chicken is a fun twist to the classic chicken sandwich during summer parties.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes


  • 2lbschicken breastboneless skinless
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼coarseground black pepper
  • ¼cupdark brown sugar
  • 2tspchili powder
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tsponion powder
  • ½tspdry mustard
  • 1½cupsketchup
  • 2tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 2tspWorcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cut diagonally into the chicken breasts about ¼ inch deep in an x shape to allow the bbq sauce to flavor more of the chicken.

  3. Add all the ingredients together in a large bowl and toss well together until mixed.

  4. Add the chicken to a sheet pan, then pour the sauce over the chicken breasts.

  5. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until caramelized, browned, and cooked through.

  6. Shred the chicken with the forks and serve in your favorite bun, spooning the sauce over the chicken.

  7. If the sauce didn't cook down enough, add the sauce to a saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes until thickened.


  • Calories: 352.64kcal
  • Fat: 14.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.06g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.98g
  • Fiber: 0.62g
  • Sugar: 18.95g
  • Protein: 32.45g
  • Cholesterol: 96.77mg
  • Sodium: 686.54mg
  • Calcium: 38.45mg
  • Potassium: 557.22mg
  • Iron: 1.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 65.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.83mg
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