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BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Here’s a fresh take on pulled pork sandwich….pulled chicken! This recipe is to make and doesn’t take all day to cook in your Crock-pot. With leaner cuts of meat, this meal is healthier and lighter that your traditional pulled BBQ sandwich. And its freezer friendly which helps for late weeknight dinners after all the kids activities.


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Let’s Make It

  1. Mix together paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Rub spice mixture all over chicken pieces
  3. Put chicken in slow cooker
  4. Pour 1/2 cup BBQ sauce over chicken and toss to coat.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours
  6. At the end of 5 hours, change slow cooker to warm setting and remove chicken and place in bowl.
  7. Leave liquid in slow cooker but remove any fat on top of liquid.
  8. Allow chicken to cool and then shred chicken.
  9. Heat remaining cup of BBQ sauce in small saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat.
  10. Pour hot BBQ sauce over chicken in bowl then toss.
  11. Transfer chicken mixture into warm slow cooker
  12. Serve chicken on whole wheat buns

Surviving Chaos

  • Freeze: Make extra or freeze left overs for quick and easy weeknight dinners
    • Frozen chicken last up to 2 months in the freeze
    • Thaw chicken in refrigerator
  • Toppings: Add onions, lettuce or cheese to you BBQ pulled chicken sandwich
  • More Meals: Use leftover chicken in quesadillas, soups, salads, etc.

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Crock-pot Brown Sugar & Garlic Chicken Thighs

Brown Sugar and Garlic chicken thighs are one of the easiest recipes I make in my slow cooker. With only 5 ingredients, it is easy to prep, budget friendly and a family favorite. As with all my recipes, you can customize it by adding a little spice with crushed red pepper or by using a different cut of chicken. Enjoy!!


  • 5 chicken thighs (or substitute with chicken breast or chicken wings)
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar packed
    • For deeper caramel flavor, use dark brown sugar


  1. Add chicken, salt, pepper and garlic to Crock-pot (slow cooker).
    1. Do not add any liquids. Chicken thighs naturally release liquids when cooked.
  2. Mix it up then flip chicken to skin side up
  3. Sprinkle on brown sugar
  4. Cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours

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