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Pulled Chicken in a Slow Cooker with Asian Slaw
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5 from 5 votes

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

Savory 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner. Top with cool Asian Coleslaw for a great sandwich.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Cyndy Ufkes - The Art of Food and Wine


  • Slow Cooker or Crock Pot


  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 cup water

Optional for Sandwich:

  • 6 large buns, such as poppy seed, onion or sesame seed
  • 2 cups Asian coleslaw, See recipe link below


Prepare Sauce:

  • In medium bowl, whisk BBQ sauce, garlic, cumin, chili powder and water.

Slow Cooker Directions:

  • In a 4-quart slow cooker add whole chicken breasts and cover with BBQ mixture.
  • Cover and cook on high 4 hours or 8 hours on low, or until chicken is very tender.
  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board.
    Shred the chicken with 2 forks and add the chicken back to slow cooker, combining with sauce for about 15 minutes. Keep warm until ready to use.

To Make Sandwiches


Asian Coleslaw with Peanut Dressing recipe click here
- Use pork instead of chicken
- Use small rolls, such as Hawaiian Rolls, to make 12 sliders