Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken

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Sometimes you just have to use your good old fashioned crockpot to get a recipe just right. I love being gone all day and coming home to the smell of a home cooked meal. This one is perfect for those who want a BBQ inspired dish without having to actually barbecue.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it, chicken thighs have so much more flavor than chicken breasts. Can you make this with chicken breasts? Sure. I don’t recommend it though.

How adorable is this crockpot!? I’m tempted to buy it but I already have 2! How many crockpots is too many? Asking for a friend….

This is great on a bun or some traditional bread. Coleslaw would make it even better, I just didn’t happen to have any when I made it last.

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Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken

Servings: 9 .5
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  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless thighs (i usually use frozen)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke


  • Add chicken thighs to your slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. Top with onion slices and garlic.
  • In a mixing bowl, add tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and liquid smoke and stir to combine. Pour over chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5-7 hours, or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove chicken to smaller mixing bowl or kitchen aid and shred. Once shredded add back in 1 cups of the sauce/juices and toss well. Serve on bread, a roll, or by itself.


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Serving: 100g, Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 3.3g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 5.8g
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