Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken
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Using a slow cooker allows you to have dinner ready to go when you get home from a busy day. If you can find smoked paprika, use it in place of the regular paprika to enhance the smoky barbeque flavor of the chicken.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    6 hr
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 heaping cup pulled chicken
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 heaping cup pulled chicken
  • Amount per serving Calories 160

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 1.6g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 450mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 16g
  • Potassium 280mg
  • Phosphorus 130mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • paprika
    1 tbsp
  • chili powder
    1 tsp
  • black pepper
    1 tsp
  • garlic powder
    1 tsp
  • salt (optional)
    1 tsp
  • whole chicken (skin removed, cut into 8 pieces)
  • medium onion (diced)
  • reduced carb or reduced sugar barbeque sauce
    1 cup
  • large lettuce leaves
  • cabbage (shredded)
    2 cup


  1. Combine paprika, chili powder, ground black pepper, garlic powder, and salt (optional) in a bowl. Add chicken pieces and toss to completely coat chicken.

  2. Add chicken and onion to a slow cooker and set to low for 5-6 hours.

  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker and set on a cutting board or in a bowl to rest for 15 minutes. Take any remaining liquid and onions from slow cooker and mix with the barbeque sauce, set aside.

  4. Pull chicken and shred with a fork. Discard bones.

  5. Mix pulled chicken with barbeque sauce and onion mixture.

  6. To build the sandwich, add a heaping 1/2 cup of chicken to a lettuce leaf and top with 1/4 cup shredded cabbage.