Pulled Chicken

Pulled ChickenRecipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams
Pulled Chicken is simple to make and can be versatile with lots of different dishes. For a Tex-Mex flair, drain and chop a 4-oz. can of pickled jalapenos and stir them into the sauce along with a seeded, chopped chipotle. Use Pulled Chicken in burritos or to top nachos.


Serves 8

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 6 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 207
Fat 5 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 617 mg


2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 18-oz. bottle barbecue sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
6 whole-wheat hamburger buns, optional
8 large Boston lettuce leaves, optional
2 cups coleslaw, homemade or store-bought


1. Place chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle with onion and garlic. Whisk together barbecue sauce, vinegar and Tabasco; pour on top. Cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 6 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and let cool slightly; shred. Stir chicken back into sauce.

2. Arrange chicken on buns or lettuce leaves, if desired. Top with coleslaw and tops of buns, then serve immediately.