One of my priorities has been to eat healthier, which means cooking at home and knowing exactly what is going into each meal. I’ve found some recipes that were easy and delicious, and wanted to share it with you. I honestly love pulled pork, but found the BBQ Pulled Chicken recipe in Cuisine magazine’s Slow Cooker Menus and absolutely love this healthier alternative!
I try to do one slow cooker recipe on the weekends, which leaves plenty of room for leftovers. This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is also great for meal prepping!
BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe
Prep time for this recipe is about 30 minutes. On low setting in the crock pot, this BBQ Pulled Chicken recipe takes about 5 hours. On high setting, it’s as little as 3.5 hours. This crock pot recipe is perfect for a busy family weeknight!
- 4 Chicken leg, bone-in
- 1 tbsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Kosher salt and dried thyme
- 1 cup Onion
1/3 cup Cider vinegar
3 tbsp Olive oil
For the sauce:
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 cup Ketchup
- 1 tbsp Mustard and fresh lemon juice, prepared yellow
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce and low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Brown sugar, light
- 6 Kaiser Rolls, toasted
- 6 cups coleslaw mix
The recipe is so simple. Stir all the ingredients together, cover and cook in the crock pot, then remove the chicken and shred!
This recipe says it makes enough BBQ for 6 rolls. I found that 1 cup coleslaw per roll was way too much and tended to fall off. I would suggest cutting the coleslaw recipe in half. Also for those that are trying to cut the bread out, try wrapping up the BBQ pulled chicken in lettuce wraps. Enjoy!