Slow-Cooked Barbecue Pulled Chicken

  • 14.5 oz no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless (2 lbs)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


(This recipe offers a crock pot and stove top/oven option.)

  1. In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine tomatoes, vinegar, honey, paprika, soy sauce, mustard, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low until the chicken is falling apart, about 5 hours.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In an oven-safe dish, bring all ingredients to a boil over high heat.
  3. Cover; transfer to oven.
  4. Cook until chicken is falling apart, 1 to 2 hours.

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