Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

How To Make Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Ditch your usual burger patties and try this juicy and tasty BBQ pulled chicken in 4 ways! Best enjoyed with nachos or mac and cheese.

Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours



  • 4chicken breasts
  • 8burger buns

For BBQ Sauce:

  • cupsketchup
  • ¾cupapple cider vinegar
  • ½cupdark brown sugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tsppepper
  • 2tsppaprika
  • ¼tspcayenne powder
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 2tbspWorcestershire sauce

For Slaw:

  • ¾cupmayonnaise
  • 2tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 2tbspsugar
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • 2cupsgreen cabbage
  • 2cupsred cabbage
  • 1cupcarrot,shredded


  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  2. Cover the chicken with ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.

  3. Cover, and cook on High for 3 hours or on Low for 6 hours.

  4. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.

  5. Add both kinds of cabbage and carrots to the bowl and gently toss with the dressing.

  6. Shred the chicken breasts with 2 forks in the slow cooker.

  7. Serve on a burger bun with slaw.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is also great for BBQ Pulled Chicken Pizza, BBQ Pulled Chicken Nachos, and BBQ Pulled Chicken Mac ’n’ cheese.


  • Calories: 722.68kcal
  • Fat: 35.43g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.98g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.56g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 16.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.73g
  • Fiber: 4.05g
  • Sugar: 36.08g
  • Protein: 31.72g
  • Cholesterol: 85.50mg
  • Sodium: 1153.16mg
  • Calcium: 178.87mg
  • Potassium: 816.96mg
  • Iron: 4.25mg
  • Vitamin A: 252.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 32.96mg
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