Crockpot Pulled Chicken

I wanted to try making pulled chicken in the crock pot, so I perused a few recipes online to get a gameplan (specifically, how long to cook them and at what setting).  The end result was pretty good, but I have a tendency of throwing “a little of this, a little of that” into the pot and then having a flavor that’s a bit…off.  I’ll try to remember what the heck I did as best I can…

Crockpot Pulled Chicken

  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ~3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ~1/3 cup ketchup
  • ~1/8 cup prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ~1 Tbls lime juice (forgot about this!)
  • A few dashes of cumin
  • ~1 tsp green Tabasco sauce
  • ~1 tsp red Tabasco sauce
  • ~1 Tbls brown sugar (I used Splenda)
  • (I tossed in a couple of dashes of curry powder, and I probably shouldn’t have)
  • chicken bouillion cube dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a few grinds of black pepper
I mixed the garlic and onion in the base of a crock pot and laid the chicken breasts on top.  In a bowl, I combined all the rest of the ingredients, whisked them, and poured the sauce on top of the chicken.  I set the crock pot on low and let it do its thang for about 6 hours.  Then I took two forks and tore it all up.
I made it ahead of time to eat a little at a time over a week or so.  It’d be great in wraps, tacos, soups, sandwiches, or on a salad
Next time, I think I might try the Occam’s Razor approach (my “little of this, little of that” habits can sometimes be a bit much) and just dump some chicken stock and a pack of fajita mix in there and see what happens.  I was going for a spicy Mexican-type taste and almost achieved it.  Also, I could go for some Italian flair and throw in some tomatoes and herbs.  I’ll definitely be visiting this concept again soon!


  1. I'm terrified to use my crock pot...because I don't know what to do with it. But this has inspired me to at least try something...

  2. Yay! Glad I might've pushed you toward using it some! One of my favorite (EASY) things to make in a crock pot is chili. You just dump a bunch of stuff in, and a few hours later, something amazing emerges! You can use meat or meat substitute, or just beans. If you Google "crockpot chili recipe," you'll find lots of 'em, or try or

    I hope you decide to use it! It's not so scary once you try it!

  3. I'M A CROCK POT QUEEN! I love making recipes with my pot. Great meal you created. I think I ould love this over a salad or in a wrap!

  4. I love my crockpot too!! Also I have that same "little bit of this and little bit of that". I think meals taste better when you dont measure spices out

  5. Yum that looks so good. I just need to buy a crock-pot so I can cook this.

  6. @Nicci - now that I'm eating meat again, I find myself wanting to use the crock pot more. Tonight I'm going to try my Italian version of this, so we'll see how that goes!

    @Amanda - it's a good way of cooking if you're not trying to recall it later! I didn't have the foresight to write everything down as I did it, and as a result, here I am almost a week after I made that, dreaming up ingredients that I forgot to list (lime juice!!)

    @Randi - they really are handy little gadgets!!

  7. i just found your blog & i'm love with it


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