Slow cooking is a great way to make a meal that is easy and affordable. With this recipe, you can make pulled chicken in your slow cooker. It’s simple and only requires five ingredients!

Pulled bbq chicken is a dish that takes time to make. It also requires some patience, but the results are worth it. Read more in detail here: pulled bbq chicken.

Add this BBQ Pulled Chicken in a Slow Cooker to your weekly dinner rotation since it’s such an easy and tasty dish.


Simple is often the best, and I find that this holds true for most slow cooker dishes. The flavors and textures build over time when using a few basic ingredients and cooking long and slow.

How to Make Pulled Chicken


This recipe is based on my simple and wonderful Pulled Pork on the BBQ – I figured if the flavors work well with pork, they should work well with chicken, and they do! I’m very happy with this one since it just calls for four ingredients.

Slow Cooker tender shredded chicken in a BBQ Sauce


Cooking chicken in the slow cooker may be challenging since you don’t want the chicken to dry out. After all, we usually hope for tender meat when using a slow cooker. You can’t go wrong when cooking with this sweet, uncomplicated sauce. 

Ingredients for BBQ Pulled Chicken


The ingredients are as follows – there are only four of them, but you may use only the first two if you’re in a hurry!


  • Thighs of chicken

  • BBQ Sauce

  • Onion

  • Garlic

Easy Pulled Chicken slow cooked in BBQ sauce


See how simple and fast that is. I use a basic type of BBQ sauce, but you may use anything you want; a good sweet BBQ sauce would add a great touch. Use a smoky or spicy BBQ sauce instead if you like. 

The optimum cooking time for this one is about 6 hours on LOW, or when the chicken is ready to shred and fall apart. If you’re short on time, you may do it on high for 3-4 hours. 

Simple Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken, 4 ingredients.


After it’s cooked, I just pull the flesh apart with two forks, thus the name Pulled Chicken! Pulled pork is a term used to describe meat that has been basted and cooked slowly in a slow cooker or a smoker. The term “shredded chicken” refers to the meat’s consistency. 

I chose chicken thighs since I believe them to be a more flavorful and tender cut of chicken, but you could also use chicken breasts as long as they are cooked till soft and not overdone.

4 ingredient dinner


If you’re looking for additional slow cooker family meal ideas, have a look at these.

BBQ Pulled Pork

Garlic Honey Butter Gravy with Roast Pork

Beef that has been corned


Thai Beef Curry with Coconut

Stroganoff (Beef Stroganoff)

Sausages devilled

This dish is extremely simple to make, taking less than five minutes to complete. The most time-consuming step is carefully chopping the onions and garlic – or using store-bought minced garlic, as I do!

Then it’s only a question of pouring the BBQ sauce over the chicken, onion, and garlic, stirring to combine, and setting the slow cooker to work. So simple! 

How to Make BBQ Pulled Chicken


You can serve this in a variety of ways; it’s so soft and juicy that it goes well with rice, it’s delicious on bread rolls with coleslaw, or you can use it to make easy enchiladas, like I did.

How to Make Enchiladas


To prepare these, I simply took tortillas and stuffed them with a piece of the chicken, then rolled them up and placed them in a baking sheet. Then I added additional BBQ sauce and plenty of cheese, and baked it in a moderate oven until the cheese was nice and brown.

Serve with a salad! So delectable. 

BBQ Pulled Pork Chicken Enchiladas


I’d love to know about your experience with this recipe in the comments section below! Please let me know how you served it. 

Now for the simple 4-ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken recipe.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Yield: 6

Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

Time to prepare: 6 hours

6 hours and 10 minutes total

BBQ is a delicacy. Pulled chicken cooked in the slow cooker is soft and flavorful.


  • Chicken Thighs, skinless and boneless, 800 g
  • 375ml 1 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 finely diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic, 2 cloves


  1. In a slow cooker, place the chicken thighs.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and finely diced onion to the chicken.
  3. Pour the BBQ sauce over the top and toss to incorporate.
  4. Set the slow cooker on LOW for 6 hours, or until the chicken is falling apart tender.
  5. During the cooking process, stir once or twice.
  6. Turn off the slow cooker and shred the chicken with two forks.
  7. Serve with rice, burgers and coleslaw, or enchiladas as directed.
  8. Refrigerate any leftover pulled chicken.
  9. Can be frozen after it has cooled.
  10. Enjoy!


If time is limited, cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours.

In the slow cooker, never use frozen chicken.

How simple is that? It’s so beautiful and simple, yet it’s jam-packed with flavor. Please let me know your thoughts on it.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Slow Cooker


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