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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Famous Two-Ingredient, Two-Step Barbecued Pulled Chicken In The Slow Cooker

If you need something uncomplicated and delicious for dinner or a cookout, you'll love this famous... okay, my famous...lip-smacking, super-easy barbecued pulled chicken!  It's made with only two ingredients in the slow cooker in only three hours, using incredibly simple methods of shredding and cooking the chicken.

Enjoy this laid-back, crowd-pleasing recipe for Labor Day, tailgating and effortless weeknight meals!

                                                        Oh Man...
                                                  I Can Taste It Now!

Serves approx. 4-5

  • 2 large chicken breasts from a quality, large, pre-cooked, store-bought rotisserie chicken...about 4 1/2 cups after shredded*
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite bottled barbecue sauce (not too thick for this recipe)*

  1. I like Costco's rotisserie chicken for best flavor, size and value.
  2. The combination of sauces that I used for this post was perfect: 1 c. of Archer Farms (distributed by Target) Sweet Pineapple Hawaiian-Style Barbecue Sauce and 1/2 c. of Sweet Baby Ray''s Honey Barbecue Sauce (which I used to tame the heat of the Archer Farms' sauce).  A couple of barbecue sauces that I like to use by themselves for this recipe are Williamson Bros. Original Sauce or Jack Daniel's Original Sauce.

  1. Using the flat beater on a KitchenAid mixer, shred the chicken breasts on low just until pulled apart. (This is a super-easy way of shredding chicken that I learned from my daughter.)  Or, just shred using two forks.
  2. Place in a slow cooker (use a small cooker for 2 large chicken breasts) and sir in the barbecue sauce.  Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring after 1 1/2 hours.  Turn to warm and serve from the slow cooker.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 4 or 5 days.  Freezes well up to 6 months.

Savor this flavorful barbecued pulled chicken on a premium bun as a traditional or an open-faced sandwich (with slaw if you like) or on a mixed salad for a lighter meal. 

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  1. That's a new shredding method for me--genius!

    1. Thanks Angela...It's a terrific easy way to shred chicken...know you'll love it!

  2. Um, yes please! Easy and delicious! We'll be making a batch this week!

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    1. Wish I could that I made that bun Gabriela, but it's a bakery one...very good!

  4. Thanks for sharing your chicken shredding recipe :D I also love how perfect this recipe is for those very busy days, you can get it all set up and when you're home you can relax with the family and eat a delicious meal!

    1. Know you'll love this fab way of shredding chicken as much as we do! Yes, you'll enjoy how easy and wonderful this pulled chicken is!

  5. Welcome back! Thought I lost my buddy and her great recipes!!! Talk about easy, this is on my menu for football Sunday with friends as they can just go help themselves and keep me out of the kitchen. LOVE it! Thanks Bonnie.....

    1. Thank you Regina! Lots of things going on this past month. Have several recipes I've been developing and hope to have more up as soon as possible. You know the week days are spent helping my daughter with her 3-yr. old little girl who has CP and also with her very active 5-yr. old it!

      You'll be able to join in the fun on football Sunday with this effortless and delicious pulled chicken!