Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken

Using a slow cooker allows you to have dinner ready to go when you get home from a busy day. If you can find smoked paprika, use it in place of the regular paprika to enhance the smoky barbeque flavor of the chicken.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 heaping cup pulled chicken

  • Calories 160
  • Carbohydrate 9 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Fat 6.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.6 g
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Sodium 380 mg
  • Potassium 280 mg

This Recipe Serves 8


1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces, skin removed
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup reduced carb or reduced sugar barbeque sauce
8 large lettuce leaves
2 cups shredded cabbage


  1. Combine paprika, chili powder, ground black pepper, garlic powder, and salt (optional) in a bowl. Add chicken pieces and toss to completely coat chicken.
  2.  Add chicken and onion to a slow cooker and set to low for 5-6 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker and set on a cutting board or in a bowl to rest for 15 minutes. Take any remaining liquid and onions from slow cooker and mix with the barbeque sauce, set aside.
  4. Pull chicken and shred with a fork. Discard bones.
  5. Mix pulled chicken with barbeque sauce and onion mixture.
  6. To build the sandwich, add a heaping ½ cup of chicken to a lettuce leaf and top with ¼ cup shredded cabbage.

Photo: Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.

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