Famous Two-Ingredient, Two-Step Barbecued Pulled Chicken In The Slow Cooker ~ By Bonnie Banters

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Ingredients       (Serves approx. 4-5)

  • 2 large chicken breasts from a quality, large, pre-cooked, store-bought rotisserie chicken...about 4 1/2 cups after shredded*
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite bottled barbecue sauce (not too thick for this recipe)*

*Tips

  1. I like Costco's rotisserie chicken for best flavor, size and value.
  2. The combination of sauces that I used for this post was perfect: 1 c. of Archer Farms (distributed by Target) Sweet Pineapple Hawaiian-Style Barbecue Sauce and 1/2 c. of Sweet Baby Ray''s Honey Barbecue Sauce (which I used to tame the heat of the Archer Farms' sauce).  A couple of barbecue sauces that I like to use by themselves for this recipe are Williamson Bros. Original Sauce or Jack Daniel's Original Sauce.

Directions

  1. Using the flat beater on a KitchenAid mixer, shred the chicken breasts on low just until pulled apart. (This is a super-easy way of shredding chicken that I learned from my daughter.)  Or, just shred using two forks.
  2. Place in a slow cooker (use a small cooker for 2 large chicken breasts) and sir in the barbecue sauce.  Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring after 1 1/2 hours.  Turn to warm and serve from the slow cooker.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 4 or 5 days.  Freezes well up to 6 months.

Savor this flavorful barbecued pulled chicken on a premium bun as a traditional or an open-faced sandwich (with slaw if you like) or on a mixed salad for a lighter meal. 

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