What are some easy pulled chicken recipes?


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To make easy pulled chicken in the slow cooker, season 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts with salt and pepper, pour 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce on top of the chicken, and cook it on low for six to eight hours. Shred the cooked chicken with two forks.

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After shredding the chicken, stir it to coat the chicken in the sauce. Drizzle it with extra sauce, if desired.

Alternatively, make pulled chicken in the oven by sautéing onion and garlic in olive oil for five minutes in a heavy-bottomed, lidded pot. Add 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons of salt and freshly ground pepper. Add 3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs and 1 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce. Bring the mixture to a simmer, cover the pot and bake the chicken for 90 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the chicken from the pot, shred it finely with two forks, and place it in a large serving bowl. Place the sauce back on the stove, and bring it to a boil over high heat. Cook the sauce until it reduces by half. Pour it over the pulled chicken, and stir it to coat the chicken.

For an even easier option, add barbecue sauce to a pot, and bring it to a simmer. Add shredded rotisserie chicken, and stir the mixture until the chicken is heated.

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