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BBQ Pulled Chicken

This is one of my favorite recipes, because all you have to do is throw everything in a crock pot. The possibilities for this recipe are endless, as you can mix and match vegetables and different spices in innumerable combinations. Feel free to experiment with your favorite flavors!

What You’ll Need (serves 2-4 people)

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola, root beer, or other soda (You will strain this out in the end, but cooking the chicken in soda makes it super tender)
  • 1/2 an onion, chopped (I’ve used white onion and sweet onion before and both are delicious)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or garlic powder
  • Pinch of hickory smoked sea salt or salt and pepper
  • 1/2 bottle (20 ounce) of BBQ sauce (I like Weber or Wegman’s brand, because they don’t have corn syrup in them)

Optional Other Ingredients

  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 pineapple, chopped
  • 1-2 tomatoes on the vine, diced (many recipes call for ketchup, but I prefer diced tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Let’s Get Started!

Put all ingredients (except BBQ sauce) in crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours

Put all ingredients (except BBQ sauce) in crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours

1. Wash chicken and put in crock pot
2. Chop onion and/or any other vegetables you’re using and add them to the crock pot
3. Add garlic and sea salt and/or your other spices
4. Add soda until the chicken is just barely covered with liquid
5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours

Shred chicken, add BBQ sauce and mix

Shred chicken, add BBQ sauce and mix

6. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, move chicken and vegetables from crock pot into a large bowl; you can dump the leftover liquid
7. Using two forks, shred chicken
8. Add BBQ sauce to your liking and serve on a bun with a side of chips

Serve on a bun with a side of chips

Serve on a bun with a side of chips

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