Enjoy this laid-back, crowd-pleasing recipe for Labor Day, tailgating and effortless weeknight meals!
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)*
- I like Costco's rotisserie chicken for best flavor, size and value.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.