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Easy slow cooker pulled chicken

April 19, 2020

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
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 12
1SP per ½ cup serving blue & purple, 3SP green/3PP
  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breast- approx 32oz, weighed raw
  • 1 cup reduced sugar ketchup
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Place the chicken breast in the slow cooker, I like to spray the bottom of mine with a little non stick spray.
  2. Mix the ketchup, water, brown sugar, vinegar and all spices together in a large measuring cup, pour over the chicken.
  3. 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.
  4. 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- ½ cup servings.
  5. 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 ½ 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


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    Reply Lisa May 5, 2020 at 7:17 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 6, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Lisa, awesome! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    Reply Christina May 11, 2020 at 10:29 am

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 12, 2020 at 8:03 pm

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

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    Reply Sarah May 11, 2020 at 5:18 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 12, 2020 at 8:07 pm

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

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    Reply Kari August 7, 2020 at 10:55 pm

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

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      Reply Drizzle August 14, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      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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    Reply Lori November 1, 2020 at 7:05 am

    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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      Reply Drizzle November 6, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      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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    Reply Amanda December 15, 2020 at 9:24 am

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

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      Reply Drizzle December 18, 2020 at 4:24 pm

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

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