Pulled BBQ Chicken

Pulled Bbq Chicken Recipe

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Danyal Vierheller


I was inspired to create my own pulled BBQ chicken recipe after a friend shared her pulled pork recipe. My husband's allergic to pork, so chicken it was. My family loved it, my co-workers thought I should start selling it at the fair, and a local restaurant owner thought it was fantastic. It's mostly "to taste" but hopefully you guys like it too!

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24 Hr
8 Hr 15 Min


3 lb
frozen chicken breasts
garlic powder
kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
cloves fresh garlic
1 bottle
dark beer
2/3 c
dark maple syrup, divided
1-2 bottle
prepared bbq sauce

How to Make Pulled BBQ Chicken


  • 1Lay chicken breasts in a baking pan. Sprinkle with cumin, garlic powder, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper to taste. Drizzle 1/4 cup maple syrup over breasts. Cover with foil and put in fridge overnight.
  • 2Transfer breasts and leftover seasoning to a large crock pot. Pour beer over the chicken, then crush the garlic cloves over the crock pot (preferably with a garlic press). Add remaining maple syrup.
  • 3Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • 4Remove chicken from crock pot and allow to cool briefly. Discard excess juice.
  • 5Shred the chicken into deep frying or saucepan. It should be tender enough to do this manually. Add BBQ sauce and heat through on medium heat.
  • 6Serve with buns or tortilla bread.

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About Pulled BBQ Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy