AbsoluteCARE Nutrition Department’s Recipe of the Month – February 2020

Crock Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Who says barbecue has to be a guilty pleasure? This recipe for Crock Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwiches has all the flavorful decadence of a backyard barbecue, but it’s packed full of healthy protein and lower in fat than most pulled pork options! Even more enticing, this dish will slow‐cook all day and be ready and waiting for you after work. What could be more convenient and delicious? We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Crock Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Makes: 8 servings

INGREDIENTS (Key: T = Tablespoon, t = teaspoon, oz = ounce)

  • 2 ½ pounds chicken breast
  • 1 bottle (14 ounces) barbecue sauce1
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 t packed brown sugar
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Sandwich rolls or hamburger buns


  • Place chicken in crock pot. Cover; cook on LOW 10 to 12 hours or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours.
  • Remove chicken from crock pot. Shred with two forks. Discard cooking liquid.
  • Return chicken to crock pot; add barbecue sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar and onion. Cover; cook on LOW
    2 hours or on HIGH 1 hour.
  • Serve chicken by itself or on rolls or buns.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (for each serving)
Calories: 216
Fat: 2 grams
Saturated fat: 1 gram
Total Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 573 milligrams
Protein: 39 grams


Diet Slow Cooker recipes. Crock Pot. The Original Slow Cooker. 2012. Page 95.