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Easy BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Updated on October 2, 2017
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This easy barbecue pulled chicken is made in the slow cooker. It's similar to a famous Dave's pulled pork sandwich and a real crowd pleaser! If you are hosting a party this is a great recipe that will feed a crowd and free you up to watch the game and enjoy your guests. It's always good to have a few easy recipes that will feed a crowd in your recipe file. This is the perfect party sandwich recipe; you can make it ahead of time and place the chicken in a crock pot to keep warm on your party buffet. Serve a big basket of nice soft rolls and homemade coleslaw on the side. Guests can serve themselves and you can enjoy the party. These sandwiches also make a great family dinner, add sides of cornbread and coleslaw and corn on the cob and it's an easy BBQ dinner night.

I always use my favorite barbecue sauce, Sweet Baby Rays, for this slow cooker chicken recipe, it's delicious!

One of the shortcuts that makes this chicken sandwich easy to prepare is using a stand mixer to shred the chicken instead of shredding by hand!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 10 min
Yields: Serves a Crowd


  • 5 lbs Boneless Chicken, Breasts
  • 2 bottles Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce, 18oz
  • Rolls

Step One: Prepare the Chicken


Step 2: Add Chicken & BBQ Sauce to Crockpot


Step 3: Remove Cooked Chicken from Crockpot or Oven, Allow to Cool, Place in Mixing Bowl and Pulse until shredded.


Step 5: Enjoy Eating Your Easy Pulled Chicken Sandwich


Instructions for easy BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

  1. Rinse the chicken. You can use all breasts, but I prefer to use a combination of breasts and thighs, as the dark the meat is a little moister. Slice into pieces about 3 to 4 inches long. If any pieces are too think slice them in half to make them thinner. We want them to soak up the juices.
  2. Step 2: Add all the pieces to the crockpot, slowcooker or baking dish, mix well with one bottle of bbq sauce, cook on low in the crockpot / slowcooker for 6 to 7 hours. Or if you are baking in the oven, bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours.
  3. Step 3: Remove chicken from crockpot or baking dish and allow to cool.
  4. Step 4: Pull the Chicken. Here's the fun, easy part. No more shredding chicken or pork by hand with 2 forks, a process that takes forever!! Pull out your hand or stand mixer. Add a couple handfuls of chicken pieces at a time to to the mixing bowl. Turn the beaters on for a few seconds at a time, takes maybe 20 seconds at most and you'll have shredded chicken! Place shredded chicken in a separate large bowl. Keep shredding till all chicken is done.
  5. Enjoy your easy bbq pulled chicken sandwiches on a nice soft roll and with some homemade coleslaw.

So, there you have it, BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches made easy! Enjoy them at your next party, your guests will be wowed.

Chicken or PorK

These pulled bbq sandwiches were made with chicken which is lower in fat and calories than pork. Which do you prefer, chicken or pork?

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Easy BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches for a Crowd

3.5 stars from 15 ratings of Easy BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

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    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Voted up, useful and interesting. The Pulled chicken burgers made my mouth salivate. They look so delicious.

      Thanks for sharing. Rated 5 stars.

    • Rusticliving profile image

      Liz Rayen 

      7 years ago from California

      ok.. NOW I'm hungry! Was just talking to my honey the other day about how it's time to fire up the grill and start making BBQ ANYTHING! heheh

      Love the sound of this recipe and can't wait to try it! A definite must for my circle of friends! Voted up and shared!... Lisa♥

    • MomsTreasureChest profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks JakeFrost and teaches12345 for reading and kindly commenting on my BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches hub, I appreciate it, and hope you enjoy these delicious sandwiches!

    • JakeFrost profile image

      Jake Frost 

      8 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      This looks delicious, my stomach is crying to be fed this. Will definitely give it a go, try to anyway :p

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      Oh my! I heard my stomach growl when I saw your first photo. We use shredded smoked pulled pork in our sandwiches, and find the taste preferable over other meat options. Your chicken recipe may be one that changes my mind!


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