A slow cooker is the perfect way to make easy healthy meals. This pulled BBQ chicken is outrageously simple and tastes divine. And the best part is you can use leftovers to make gourmet pizza!

Simple Recipe: Pulled BBQ Chicken


When it comes to cooking, I am completely sold on quick healthy meals. This pulled bbq chicken is delicious and easy to make. Easy being the optimal word since I find that by early evening, this mama is TIRED! And if you can get two meals out of one cooking session it’s even better. When I use my slow cooker for soups, chili, and pulled pork/chicken, I usually get more than one meal out of what I prepare. I recently made pulled chicken sliders for dinner, and was thrilled to use the leftover chicken two days later (yes! food does save for 3-4 days in the refrigerator) to make Gourmet BBQ Chicken Pizza for me and my husband. I know we all joke about the “set it and forget it” tagline, but I promise you, if you do not own a slow cooker you are missing out. I love this one here, and would say we use it on average once a week. I also recently found Wewalka Pizza Crusts in the produce section of my grocery store, and think they are by far the best pre-made pizza crust I have ever tried. Below are the two simple recipes. Get cooking!

Easy BBQ Pulled Pork
  1. Rinse and pat dry 4 large (deboned) chicken breasts and place in the slow cooker.
  2. Thin slice one large sweet onion and add to chicken.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup dark beer into slow cooker.
  4. Pour one bottle of BBQ sauce on top of the chicken (I like Stubb’s BBQ Sauce) and add 1/2 cup water until chicken is totally covered in liquid.
  5. Set the slow cooker on low for 6 hours and cover.
  6. After 6 hours remove breasts from slow cooker and use two forks to pull apart the chicken and shred it.
  7. Put chicken back in the slow cooker and stir well, leave slow cooker on “warm” setting.
  8. Serve on soft potato rolls with extra bbq sauce, pickles, cole slaw, and sweet potato fries!


Gourmet BBQ Pizza
  1. Roll out pizza crust and place on pizza stone or large baking sheet.
  2. Top crust with 3 large spoonfuls of bbq sauce.
  3. Layer a large scoop of shredded chicken on top of sauce.
  4. First sprinkle fresh arugula and then shredded mozzarella or goat cheese on top of pizza.
  5. Cook for 15 minutes in a 375 degree oven, checking after 10 minutes and removing when crust is golden brown and cheese is fully melted!



  1. I’m going to make this this weekend! yum!

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