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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Make a large batch of this delicious slow cooker chicken and use it in a variety of dishes throughout the week!

Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 152 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
  • Optional: whole wheat rolls and Summer Coleslaw (see recipe below)


  1. Place all of the ingredients except the chicken in the bowl of a slow cooker. Add the chicken and turn to coat the pieces with the sauce.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours. Remove the chicken and place it on a cutting board. Shred the meat with two forks.
  3. Place the chicken in a large bowl and stir in enough sauce to coat all of the meat well (I ended up with about 2 ½ cups sauce and used about 1 ¾ cup to toss with the chicken). Save remaining sauce to serve on the side.
  4. Serve pulled chicken on whole wheat rolls with Summer Coleslaw (see recipe below) or other desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.6g4%
Saturated Fat 0.8g5%
Sodium 498mg22%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Protein 19.6g39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.