Smoky BBQ Pulled Chicken

Our Smoky BBQ Pulled Chicken is a twist on our classic Smoky BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders that we love so much at our house. They are so easy, everyone loves them, they’re filling, and go well with just about any side dish. I especially love this recipe because you can cook it in the slow or pressure cooker!! Can you say #easydinner?!?! This is a great alternative for those who don’t love pork. You can easily use full-size buns or to switch things up you can use slider size buns.

Smoky BBQ Pulled Chicken

  • 16 oz boneless (skinless chicken breast)
  • 1 medium yellow onion (sliced into thin strips)
  • 6 oz Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stubbs Hickory Liquid Smoke
  • 4 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoons Lawry’s Season Salt
  • BBQ sauce of choice & sautéed onions for topping
  • Buns
  1. Put the boneless boneless, skinless chicken breast, BBQ sauce, sliced onion, garlic, season salt, paprika, black pepper, and liquid smoke into your slow or pressure cooker.
  2. Cook. Slow cooker: cook on low for 10 hours OR Electric Pressure cooker: cook on Meat/Stew setting for 20 minutes, natural pressure release. Check to make sure it’s been cooked to the internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid food borne illness.
  3. Shred chicken using electric beaters or forks.
  4. Slice King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Rolls into slider buns.
  5. Put shredded chicken on top of King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Rolls and top with additional barbecue sauce and sautéed onions.
  6. Freezer Meal Instructions
  7. Put the boneless, skinless chicken breast, BBQ sauce, sliced onion, garlic, season salt, paprika, black pepper, and liquid smoke into your gallon size freezer bag.
  8. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to cook follow steps 2-5 (above).