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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

The Foodie Physician
Make a large batch of this delicious slow cooker chicken and use it in a variety of dishes throughout the week!
4.5 from 4 votes
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 321 kcal


  • 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
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To make sandwiches, serve the pulled chicken on whole grain rolls and top with desired toppings.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 860mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 5mg
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