Crockpot pulled BBQ chicken is so incredibly easy to make and very versatile. I make a double or triple batch at least once a month and use it for multiple lunches and dinners throughout the week. If you’re a batch cooker, shift worker, or just a busy mom, you need to have these recipes in your repertoire.
They’re all so quick and easy to make and sooooo delicious, you can’t go wrong! Even after years of making them my husband still gets excited every single time because it’s that delicious!
How to Make Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken
It’s so simple to make crockpot pulled bbq chicken. Just toss everything into the crockpot, heat, and do your thing until it’s ready in a few hours.
- Chicken breasts
- BBQ sauce of choice
- Add chicken breasts and a cover in BBQ sauce. Stir to make sure everything is well coated.
- Cook on high for 3 – 4 hours, or low for 6 – 7 hours.
- Pull apart with two forks, drench in the sauce from the crockpot, and add to one of the nine recipes below!
4 Easy Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken Dinners
There’s so many different variations you can make of the basic crockpot chicken recipe. By adding a few different ingredients into the slow cooker, or pairing it with different sides, you can make a wide variety of easy family dinners. Try any of these crockpot chicken dinners, then check out the Leftover Pulled BBQ Chicken section for more ideas of what to do with your leftovers.
Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Serve the above Crockpot pulled chicken on brioche buns, or dinner buns for sliders, with a side salad and fries. Our favourite salad to serve it with is veggie loaded with the best ranch dressing recipe you’ll try. Just toss together spring mix, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, shredded cheese, and ranch dressing.
Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken Rice Bowl
Just serve corn, red onion, any other ingredients you fancy, and the pulled BBQ chicken on rice. You can always top with the yummy ranch too! So easy and so tasty!
Crockpot Pulled Chicken Fajitas
Add some onions, peppers, chilli powder, and cumin to the crockpot and you can make some super delicious chicken fajitas with the crockpot pulled chicken. Serve with rice and guacamole.
Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken Casserole
Crockpot Pulled BBQ chicken casserole is the bomb diggity. Add peppers, onions, beans and corn to the above recipe and serve over garlic mashed potatoes with crispy onions on top. You can thank me later.
What to do with Leftover Pulled BBQ Chicken
Leftover pulled BBQ chicken stores well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Keep things nice and moist by adding all of the juicy bbq sauce to the container. The chicken absorbs it making it so yummy for easy leftover dinners!
Just make sure you let it cool before placing it in your fridge to reduce water in the container, and to minimize how much heat you’re bringing into your cool fridge.
5 Leftover Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken Dinner Recipes
Whether you have 10 minutes, or 40 minutes, there’s lots of options for easy family dinner recipes to use up your crockpot chicken leftovers!
Leftover Pulled BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
Use the above Crockpot chicken recipe to make quesadillas! Just add corn, onions, peppers, and black beans, and fry up the quesadilla. You can also add those items straight into the slow cooker and use the leftovers to make nachos or twice baked potatoes as listed below. Serve with rice and/or tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole!
Leftover Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken Pasta
This chicken pasta is so good and can be made in less than 30 minutes! Cook your pasta of choice according to the directions. Meanwhile fry diced onions, peppers, and garlic and anything else you may want to toss in (bacon’s a great addition too).
Add the cooked noodles to the frying pan, and the leftover pulled chicken. Pour in some almond milk (or milk, cream, etc), and add a good amount of shredded cheese (we love tex mex style!). Stir together and cook on low medium until the sauce thickens. Add more cheese or BBQ sauce to taste. Serve with a side salad.
Leftover Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken Ranch Salad
This salad is very similar to the one mentioned in the above Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches recipe. Mix together spring mix, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, shredded cheese, leftover pulled BBQ chicken, and a heavy amount of this tasty ranch dressing. Mix together and serve with garlic bread.
Leftover Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken Nachos
Toss your leftover pulled BBQ chicken on some nachos for a super easy and delicious meal. Add corn, black beans, fried onions and peppers, and of course lots of shredded cheese, and heat until nice and melty. Serve with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
Leftover Pulled BBQ Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes
These pulled BBQ chicken twice baked potatoes are very similar to the above nachos recipe. Take your choice of potatoes, or even yams, cut in half lengthwise and bake face down on a baking sheet. Once tender add a pile of leftover chicken and a bunch of your favourite toppings like green onions, corn, guacamole, and shredded cheese and bake until thoroughly heated.
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Crockpot Pulled BBQ Chicken
- 2 Chicken Breasts
- BBQ sauce
Add chicken breasts and cover in BBQ sauce. Stir to make sure everything is evenly coated.
Cook on high for 3 - 4 hours, or low for 6 - 7 hours.
Pull apart with two forks, drench in the sauce from the crockpot.