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Pulled Chicken BBQ Recipe

Updated on May 14, 2015

My Original Recipe for Pulled Chicken BBQ

Pulled chicken BBQ is one of my favorite homemade dishes. I started making it as a healthier version of other barbecue recipes and it stuck as a family favorite. The best part is that it's easy to make and if you make a double batch, it's even more delicious the second day.

I have included my original recipe for the barbecue sauce, as well as a slow cooker version of the chicken barbecue. This recipe is great for lunch, dinner, potluck gatherings and an easy make-ahead dish for parties.

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Make The BBQ Sauce First

This bbq sauce can be made ahead and frozen up to 3 months.

Makes 2 cups bbq sauce

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  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbls Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbls chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp salt

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Ready to use in a recipe or refrigerate up to one week.

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Pulled Chicken BBQ Ingredients

  • 1 batch My BBQ Sauce Recipe

    (or 2 cups preferred bbq sauce)

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder

Prepare the Chicken

Season boneless chicken breasts, with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder.

Ready to Bake

Preheat oven to 375F.

Place chicken in a large baking dish with onion and pour bbq sauce over the top.

Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Cool slightly and shred chicken with two forks while combining with bbq sauce juices..

Now Time to Enjoy a Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwich!

Serve this delicious chicken bbq on your choice of bread or roll and your favorite side dish.

Slow Cooker Chicken BBQ

Same recipe to use in your slow cooker + some water.


  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Use seasonings to taste.
  3. Cook on High for 6 hours or Low for 8 hours.
  4. Let cool slightly, shred meat and serve.


  • 1 batch My BBQ Sauce Recipe (2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder and chili powder
  • 1/2 cup water

Make Chicken BBQ and Much More with A Slow Cooker

I like to use my slow cooker for parties, it keeps the food warm all day!

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      Tawseef 2 years ago

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      Elyn MacInnis 3 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Looks yummy. I love BBQ sauce, and I bet I would love yours too!

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      Edith Rose 3 years ago from Canada

      Going to make this for sure.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      I've never made pulled anything, but this sounds especially good. Homemade BBQ sauce too--I'm quite impressed! It's going on my list. Thanks.

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      mouth is watering...

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yummy. I could almost smell the Pulled Chicken BBQ cooking. Enjoyed and will have to try your recipe.

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      dakadare 4 years ago

      I love the sound of this chicken! I am going to give it a go!

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      techman-jen 4 years ago

      Nice recipe. Im gonna try it out soon.

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      christina josli 4 years ago

      I think Ill have to try out the bbq sauce recipe, sounds good and simple!

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      genusvenus 4 years ago

      I love it...I am in Saudi Arabia by the way...I got interested on this delicious dish and I am going to source it for readily available somewhere? Or otherwise I will ask my mother to do it...Thanks for the nicest recipe...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My thoughts are that I'm hungry for some now !

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      gadgetgeekguy 4 years ago

      Looks delicious! I've been looking for healthier choices to red meat.