Easy Crockpot Pulled Chicken

Easy Crockpot Pulled Chicken

  • Author: Lauren Kenson | Free Your Fork
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Meal Prep
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American



  • 6 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • ¾ cup arrabbiata sauce (or other tomato pasta sauce)
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbs molasses
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbs salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Add chicken breasts to crockpot.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients on top of the chicken breasts. Stir around briefly to combine.
  3. Cover crockpot with lid. Set to LOW and cook for 4 hours 30 minutes.
  4. After fully cooked, remove chicken from crockpot to cutting board and use two forks to shred chicken.
  5. Place pulled chicken in a container and pour ½ cup of the remaining liquid from the crockpot over the chicken. Toss chicken until it has sopped up the liquid.


You can use more or less of the cooking liquid to taste. I like to add just enough to moisten and lightly flavor the chicken. Keep in mind that this liquid has been condensing and concentrating for several hours so it will be a salty mixture, add a little bit at a time and taste as you go.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving