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crockpot bbq pulled chicken on sandwich with coleslaw

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken

A healthy, crave-worthy, sweet, and smoky bbq pulled chicken recipe made in the crock pot.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq chicken, bbq pulled chicken, crockpot pulled chicken, bbq chicken sandwiches
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 11
Author Star


  • 2 lbs chicken breast raw
  • 1 medium yellow onion cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup pineapple chopped into small peices
  • 1- 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper more or less depending on spice preference. remember you can always put more spice in, but you can't really take it out.

Coleslaw (optional to make sandwiches with):

  • 3 cups green/purple cabbage shredded
  • 2 cups carrots shredded
  • 3 green onions sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños chopped small (about two tablespoons)
  • 1-2 tsp jalapeño brine from the picked jalapeño jar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup light mayo i like hellman's
  • 3 tbsp non fat greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken:

  1. In a bowl add tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt & pepper. Stir together well.

    Lightly spray a crockpot with cooking spray and add chicken breast, onions, pineapple, and bbq sauce mixture. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. When the chicken is done cooking, remove from crockpot and shred apart with two forks. Place back into the crockpot and continue to cook on low for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.


  1. In a bowl add cabbage, carrots, green onions, greek yogurt, mayo, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and spices. Stir well until combined. Salt and Pepper to taste! Make up to 24 hours in advance.


  1. If making BBQ Chicken sandwiches with coleslaw grab your favorite hamburger bun or roll add 1/2 cup chicken and 1/2 cup coleslaw. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

BBQ Pulled Chicken Serving size: 1/2 cup

WW Green Plan: 2 Points | WW Blue Plan: 1 Point | WW Purple Plan: 1 Point | 109 calories 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 4.5g carbohydrates, 3g sugar, 26g protein

Coleslaw Serving size: 1/2 cup

WW Green Plan: 0 Points | WW Blue Plan: 0 Points | WW Purple Plan: 0 Points | 30 calories 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 2g carbohydrates, 1g sugar, 1g protein 


Note: Hamburger buns not included, but you'll need those too if you're making sandwiches! I like the butternut brand.