Crockpot Pulled Chicken

This recipe is long overdue for an appearance on the here. I think I made it the first time about a year ago. Hubby and I had a can of chipotles in the fridge that we had opened for another recipe so I set out to find something to use them up. Since that first time, we’ve made this recipe probably 8-9 times. Everyone who has had this chicken loves it. And I love how easy it is to make – gotta love the crockpot doing all the hard work!

Be warned, if you’re a spice wimp like me, this might be a smidge on the spicey side for you. For everyone else, it’ll be amazing though. That’s the chipotles for you!

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Crockpot Pulled Chicken

Yield: 8-10

Ingredients:

1 (14 oz.) can tomato sauce
2-3 chipotle chiles in adobo, finely minced
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp. sweet or smoked paprika
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tsp dry mustard
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs and breasts, trimmed of fat
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced

Directions:

Stir tomato sauce, chiles, vinegar, honey, paprika, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder and salt in a 6-quart slow cooker until smooth. Add chicken, onion and garlic; stir to combine.

Put the lid on and cook on low until the chicken can be pulled apart, about 5-6 hours.

Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and shred with a fork. Return the chicken to the sauce, stir well and serve.

Recipe as seen on Apple A Day, originally from Eating Well

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12 Responses to “Crockpot Cranberry Pork Roast”

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    Rachel — November 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    this sounds really good-will be trying this!

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    Kerstin — November 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    This looks so tasty and easy to make! I need to get a crockpot.

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    Megan — November 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I made that recipe last week – and everyone loved it! I only wish I’d gotten pictures…..

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    oneordinaryday — November 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    This looks wonderful. Bookmarking right now! Thanks!

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    Ingrid — November 18, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Oh, boy this looks wonderful! I love slow cooker recipes like this. What side did you serve with it? Just veggies?
    ~ingrid

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    Kat — November 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Both your cranberry recipes look great. I am hoping Santa brings me a new crockpot for Christmas as my previous one was nuclear. This recipe looks so easy. I am not a pie fan so am thinking the cranberry apple dessert would be nice for hubby and I for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing!

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    Jen — November 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Yep just some steamed veggies.

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    Kasey — November 23, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I made this over the weekend and it was delicious! Thanks for the posting!

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    Krystal — November 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I finally made this recipe after having it bookmarked forever. Thanks to Kelsey for reminding me about it – it was soooo good and it definitely hit the spot!!! Thanks Jen!

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    Amanda Pronko — December 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I make this every year for Christmas dinner 😀 We always go out for a fancy Christmas Eve dinner, and then we have a huge fancy Christmas Breakfast… by the time Christmas dinner comes around we are wiped out and not really in the mood to cook. This recipe is perfect because I can throw it all in the crock pot on Christmas Eve morning and pop in in the fridge. Then on Christmas day I put it on low and put wild rice in the rice cooker. My family always looks forward to it and we just love how delicious it is. I really wanted to let you know that this has been a tradition for us for about 3-4 years!! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!!

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 11:06 am

      I love hearing stories like this! Family traditions are so heart warming during the holidays 🙂

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    Liz — January 25, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Nice recipe – Thank you. I love slow cooker recipes. Have a Happy Weekend!

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