Crockpot Pulled Chicken – Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pulled Chicken – Low-Calorie

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Crockpot Pulled Chicken – Low-Calorie

Crockpot pulled chicken is a great go-to for a busy weekday night. Toss everything in the crockpot in the morning and it will be ready by dinnertime.

 

This recipe is a favorite in my house. It gets gobbled up as soon as it’s dinner time. If you’ve ever had a pulled pork sandwich this is very similar, only it’s made with chicken rather than pork. The sauce doesn’t have a strong BBQ taste, but it is very good and great as a sandwich. You can also make this to put on salads or something else if you are trying to skip the bread.

 

Crockpot recipes are essential in our household because we have such a full schedule. The afternoons get crazy with sports and other activities. So, if I don’t plan ahead on those crazy days with a meal that’s ready to eat at dinner time, we end up either grabbing something on the go. If you have days like that as well, you know how expensive that can get very quickly.

 

Are crockpots and slow cookers the same thing?

Essentially, yes. Crock-pot is the original brand name for slow cookers, however the word “crockpot” has become a generic word used for slow cookers.

 

pulled chicken sandwich on a bun with French fries

 

This crockpot pulled chicken is an easy go to recipes for us. To get started, combine all ingredients, except chicken breast and add them to crockpot. Once that is done, add the chicken breast to the crockpot, and cover and cook on low for approximately 6 hours. When it’s done cooking, remove the chicken from the crockpot, shred with two forks, then return it to the crockpot. Mix chicken thoroughly into sauce, and it’s ready to serve.

 

Making homemade sauces, like this homemade BBQ, is simple and the flavors are just as good, if not better than the store bought versions. If you like different herbs and seasonings in your sauces, feel free to mix it up as BBQ sauces are very versatile. My air fryer fries are a perfect side dish.

 

How do crockpots work?

Most crockpots have just two heat settings – low and high. Some also have a warming option. Crockpots have a ceramic or porcelain pot that sits inside the heating unit that is heated from the bottom as well as around the sides of the pot. They can be round or oval, and comes in various sizes.

 

Can you overcook chicken in the crockpot?

Yes! Though chicken cooks for a while in the crockpot, over 10 hours is typically too long. As a result, you could end up with dry not juicy or tender meat.

 

How long can I store pulled chicken?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 3-4 months.

 

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Ingredients for Crockpot Pulled Chicken

  • Ketchup
  • Yellow onion
  • Reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic
  • Dried oregano
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Boneless skinless chicken breast

 

Calories per serving (1/2 cup): 156

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Crockpot Pulled Chicken - Low-Calorie

Crockpot pulled chicken is a great go-to for a busy weekday night. Toss everything in the crockpot in the morning and it will be ready by dinnertime.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: crockpot, low calorie food option, pulled chicken, slow cooker
Servings: 12
Calories: 156kcal
Author: simplylowcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cup ketchup
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients, except chicken breast. Add to crockpot.
  • Add chicken breast to crockpot. Cook on low for approximately 6 hours.
  • Remove chicken from crockpot, shred with two forks, return to crockpot. 
  • Mix chicken thoroughly into sauce. 
  • Enjoy on hamburger buns, or any way you'd like.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 343mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Pulled Chicken - Low-Calorie
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 793mg33%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


 

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If you like Crockpot Pulled Chicken, then you might also like:

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