Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

I love my crockpot. There is nothing I love more than dumping a few ingredients into the crockpot, turning it on and coming home a few hours lately with dinner waiting for me. I’m a big fan of pulled pork, but since I didn’t have any pork in my freezer, I figured I would make pulled chicken instead. I came across this recipe, and was a little skeptical of the italian dressing in it, but it turned out awesome. The chicken was very tender, and the sauce it cooked in was very tasty. I used the chicken to make sandwiches, but it would also be great on baked potatoes or can be used to make a BBQ chicken pizza. Grab a fork – it is a little messy to eat!

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 – 12 oz. bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (I recommend Sweet Baby Rays)
1/2 cup Italian dressing (I used fat-free)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Remove the fat from the chicken breasts, then place the chicken in the slow cooker.

In a bowl, mix the BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce together until smooth. Pour over the chicken breasts.

Cover, and cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low. I cooked it on high for 3 hours, shredded the chicken, then cooked it on low for 1 additional hour.

*Freezer Friendly Tip* – Freeze individual portions in a zip-lock bag for a quick lunch or dinner. Just re-heat the chicken in a microwave safe bowl and stir in a little extra bbq sauce if needed.


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  1. says

    If you were to cook this on low, what time would you pull apart the chicken? I want to being this for school and cook it there, but I was wondering when I should check on it throughout the day. I was thinking of starting it around 7:30. My lunch starts at 12:30, and we are planning to eat our “potluck feast” at 1:35. Thanks so much!

    • says

      I would probably shred during your lunch break, and it should be good to go by 1:30. You’ll know its done when it easily falls apart when you go to shred it. If it’s not done at lunch, crank up the heat to high. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Renise says

    I tried this a few weeks ago in the oven (Forgot to put it in the crockpot before work..) The flavor was amazing! Having it again tonight – it’s in the crockpot now! Thank you for such a delicious recipe!

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