Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Chicken

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Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Chicken
Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Chicken
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  • 1½ pound, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups any sweet BBQ sauce that you love
  • 2 ounces yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • Optional: tortillas, cheese, salsa, cilantro, onions


  1. Lay chicken into the bottom of the crock of a slow cooker. Pour broth over the chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours.
  3. Pour barbeque sauce over the chicken; add onion, jalapeño pepper, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cover and cook on High for 1 hour more.
  5. Remove chicken to a cutting board. Shred into strands with two forks. Return chicken to the crock and stir to mix with the liquid; add tomato paste and stir until smooth.
  6. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour.
Mealthy tip:

Stir in some chopped fresh cilantro before serving for nice fresh flavor.


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September 08, 2017 at 11:39pm

Aja A says:

Great recipe! The chicken was juicy and tender with a nice balance of heat. Will continue to make this again when I just want to pull out the slow cooker and multitask for a few hours.