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BBQ Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

Tender, flavour-filled, melt in the mouth BBQ pulled chicken, made in the slow cooker with no effort at all!
Servings: 8 people
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large chicken breasts - about 750g
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce - about 240 ml


  • Pour the oil into the slow cooker pot use a pastry brush or piece of scrunched up kitchen paper to oil it to help stop the chicken sticking.
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • Cut the chicken breasts into 2 or 3 pieces length wise and add to the slow cooker pot.
    4 large chicken breasts
  • Add the salt and pepper and toss the chicken in it.
    1 tsp ground pepper, 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pour over the BBQ sauce and give everything a quick stir to coat the chicken.
    1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 3–4 hours on high, or 5–6 hours on low.


This shredded chicken is perfect for bulk cooking. Once cooked, remove from the cooker and let the chicken cool before packing into air tight boxes.
Fridge – BBQ pulled chicken will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Freezer – You can keep this slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken in the freezer for 4–6 months. Beyond this, you may lose some texture and flavour. Allow frozen pulled chicken to defrost on the counter top for a few hours, or in the fridge overnight.
Reheating – Reheat to piping hot before serving. I nearly always do this in the microwave. You can also reheat in a small sauce pan on the hob, stirring well (add a little water if necessary), or in a tightly covered oven poof dish in a medium oven for 15–20 minutes. You may need to adjust the time for larger quantities.
Nutritional Information 
  • This recipe is 8 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion 
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg