How to Make Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken in the Crockpot. For these easy BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches, a simple, homemade bbq sauce simmers with chicken breasts and thighs.
People always think my kids eat everything I make, which makes me laugh. While I make every effort to make everything family friendly, my kids are so darn picky that it’s difficult to find something everyone will eat. Also, they don’t like overly spicy or bold things.
This is one of the reasons we adore Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken. It’s delicious, but it’s also mild enough for any child, even the pickiest.
Many people put the chicken in the slow cooker and cover it with a bottle of store-bought barbecue sauce. This recipe may take 7 minutes longer but is worth the extra time.
And I keep all these ingredients on hand, so why not make it from scratch when you can tweak it to your liking?
BBQ Sauce Ingredients
This is a simple homemade barbecue sauce with incredible flavor. What you’ll need is as follows:
- Lemon Juice:
- Brown Sugar:
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Cider Vinegar
- Dry Mustard Powder
- Red Pepper Flakes
What Kind of Chicken to Use for Pulled Chicken
I have mentioned before that I frequently struggle with the texture of slow-cooked meat, particularly chicken. When I cook boneless skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot, they have an odd texture. I usually just use chicken thighs, but I love that this recipe includes chicken breasts and thighs. The extra thigh fattiness is needed here, resulting in a perfectly pulled chicken recipe.
I cut the chicken into half breasts and half thighs. You could, of course, use all of one or the other, but I believe the texture obtained by combining the two is the best.
Suggestions for Serving
This pulled chicken is best served on hamburger buns. My kids prefer to keep it simple (just the chicken and the buns), but I occasionally add coleslaw.
Instructions for Storage
If you have leftover chicken, store it in a covered container in the refrigerator.
The leftovers can also be frozen. Place the cooled chicken in freezer-safe bags or containers and freeze for up to 4 months.
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