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BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

This Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich is a game-changer for your lunch or dinner. This recipe is a slow cooker to perfection in a few hours and only takes a few minutes to prepare. This is a great dinner idea to make for your guests or to enjoy for yourself.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time6 hours 35 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Pulled Chicken
Servings: 8 people
Author: Jill


  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 16 ounces barbecue sauce 2 cups
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the barbecue sauce, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, light brown sugar, pepper, salt, onion powder, and cayenne pepper until combined.
  • Pour the sauce over the top of the chicken and cook for 2 to 3 hours on high or 4 to 6 hours on low.
  • Once the chicken is done, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it on a cutting board.
  • While the chicken is out of the slow cooker, whisk together the cornstarch and water then add to the sauce and whisk to combine.
  • Add the chicken back into the sauce and stir to combine. Cook on low for an additional 30 minutes so the sauce can soak into the meat and thicken.
  • Serve warm on a toasted brioche bun with slaw and pickles or use in tacos, quesadillas, and more.


To freeze, cool completely and transfer to a freezer bag and squeeze out any excess air. 
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
And 16 to 18oz. A bottle of barbecue sauce will work. Pick your favorite. We’ve made this with both Stubb’s and Sweet Baby Ray.