Crock Pot Pulled Chicken Recipe

    12 Servings


For the Pulled Chicken:
  • 2 1/2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 28 ounces Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, 2 cans - like Rotel
  • 2 tablespoons Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 cubes Chicken Bouillon
For the Crispy Panko Topping:
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
For the Cheese Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 4 ounces Cheddar Cheese, shredded
For Topping:
  • Jalapeño, pickled or fresh, sliced


For the Chicken:

  1. Place diced onion and minced garlic in crock pot.  Place chicken on top.  Open cans of tomato and pour that over the chicken.
  2. Sprinkle chili powder, cumin salt and pepper over top.  Put bouillon cubes in.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.
  4. Drain almost all of the juices and season more to taste, if necessary.

​For the Panko Topping:

  1. In a skillet melt butter.  Add panko crumbs, stirring until lightly toasted.  Set aside.

For the Cheese Sauce:

  1. In small saucepan heat heavy cream until almost a boil, stirring constantly.  Whisk in cream cheese, until melted.  Then add the cheddar, stirring until smooth and combined.

To Assemble the Sandwich: 

  1. Place chicken on a bun.  Top with cheese sauce, crispy panko and sliced jalapeno.



Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
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Recipe Yields:
12 sandwiches or 4 1/2 lbs pulled chicken
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Author: Shelly Jaronsky
Recipe Yields: 12 sandwiches or 4 1/2 lbs pulled chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 480 minutes
Total Time: 490 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 sandwich
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 167
Calories 396

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 594mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 42g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.