Barbecued Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

If you are looking for an easy weeknight meal, look no further than these Barbeque Pulled Chicken Sandwiches! I have been making this recipe for a few years now and it is always the first recipe I pull out when I know the day is going to be long and crazy. I am sure all of us have had one of those days. We really don’t want to put much thought into dinner, but we also don’t want to grab fast food on the way home.

Here is where these delicious no fuss chicken sandwiches come in. Just toss everything into the slow cooker before work and when you come home all you have to do is pull, scoop and eat. The chicken slowcooks on top of a bed of onions while smothered in a sweet and tangy sauce. Six hours later you come home to the most incredible smell emanating from your kitchen. The slow cooker does all the work!


Barbecued Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours


For the Chicken:

1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
6 hamburger buns, split and toasted
For the Sauce:

1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne paper
1 pinch salt
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Franks Hot Sauce


Cover the bottom of a slow cooker with the onions. Place the chicken on top of the bed of onions.
In a medium bowl combine all of the sauce ingredients and pour on top of the chicken.
Cover and cook on low until the chicken is fork-tender and shreds easily, about 6 hours. Pull apart chicken with two forks. Serve on top of toasted split buns.

Source: adapted from


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11 Responses to “Barbecued Pulled Chicken Sandwiches”

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — February 7, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    Frank’s Hot, I love it!

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    Rach @ This Italian Family — February 7, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Oh wow, that looks delicious!

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    ChgoJohn — February 7, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Sounds good to me! And that sauce would be good on ribs, too, I bet.

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    Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious — February 7, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    I love how you have that Blue Moon in the background! I’m sure it pairs vey well with this juicy-licious BBQ sandwich.

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    Maris (in Good Taste) — February 7, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    Mouthwateringly good!

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    Maggie @ kitchie coo — February 7, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    You put a LOT more spices and flavors in this than I have in my recipe. I will be ditching my recipe for this one next time. Wow.

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    Chica Andaluza — February 8, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    That sauce looks and souns so good!

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    Angela Barton — February 8, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Trying this tonight!!

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    The Teenage Taste — February 8, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Mmmm I love BBQ pulled pork – I bet chicken is great too! Thanks for sharing, Christina! 😀

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    T.F.Walsh — February 9, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    Looks good… am trying this out this weekend

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    T.F.Walsh — February 15, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    I made this recipe and it was delicious… thanks for sharing. Here’s how mine turned out:

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