I have been making this simple pulled chicken for a long time, it is one of my daughter’s favorite things to eat, which is a very limited list I might add haha, picky teenager so hence why I make it often. I never thought about adding it to the blog, I guess I thought it was too simple, but I think simple is exactly what people need these days, so here is it, my really easy slow cooker pulled chicken recipe. You can use it for sandwiches, in a wrap, top your favorite salad with it or make some yummy nachos with it, hey you can even eat it straight outta the slow cooker if that’s your thing!  Makes 12- 1/2 cup servings at 1SP on blue & purple and 3SP on green.

Easy slow cooker pulled chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
1SP per 1/2 cup serving blue & purple, 3SP green/3PP


  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breast- approx 32oz (weighed raw)
  • 1 cup reduced sugar ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Place the chicken breast in the slow cooker, I like to spray the bottom of mine with a little non stick spray.
  • Mix the ketchup, water, brown sugar, vinegar and all spices together in a large measuring cup, pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours, remove the chicken breasts and use 2 forks to shred the chicken, return to the slow cooker and mix well with the sauce.
  • The sauce has a total of 15SP, you can figure out points per serving based on how many servings you want to divide it into.. I did points based on 12- 1/2 cup servings.
  • Store in fridge, this chicken will freeze well.


Smart Points- Blue & Purple- 1 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- Green- 3 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per 1/2 cup serving...Calories 118...Fat 2g...Sat fat 0.5g...Carbs 5.8g...Fiber 0g....Sugar 5.8g...Protein 16.2g using My Fitness Pal *Includes all ingredients
Author: Drizzle
Course: Main meals




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    Made this on Sunday and it is SOOO good. Eating leftovers tonight.

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    How bad would it be to use regular ketchup? That’s all I have in the house.

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      Drizzle Reply

      There will definitely be more points, maybe check the WW app?

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    Delicious! Big surprise haha
    I’ve never been disappointed with any of your recipes! Keep me coming!!!!!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Aww thank you 🙂 I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes 🙂

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    Could this be done in instant pot? If so would you be able to share how?

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Kari, I unfortunately don’t have an IP so I would not know directions but I’m sure it could be

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    Hi and thank you for all the yummy wonderful recipes. I’m wondering what size slow cooker you use? I have a really big one that can fit an 8lb roast, and I’m not sure its appropriate for some of these recipes.

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      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lori, mine is fairly large as well but honestly the larger one will still be fine to use, no need to buy a smaller one

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    I am new to weight watchers and made this last night. It was amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipes

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      Drizzle Reply

      Welcome to WW 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the chicken

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    Mary Bucci Reply

    I am making this with no sugar added ketchup and truvia brown sugar and when i put it in the recipe builder it is only 1 point – can’t wait to try it tomorrow night!!!!!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Mary, that is awesome!! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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