Slow cooker pulled chicken served in buns

Slow cooker pulled chicken

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 6 hrs, 15 mins

Easy

Serves 8-10

Try this slow cooked smoky chicken as an easy alternative to pulled pork. It's best served in a bun or with rice, and makes a simple dish for a family meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Cooked chicken only

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal398
  • fat17g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre3g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable or rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 10-12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 2 red onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp paprika
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 250ml passata
  • 100g barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • burger buns, taco shells, jacket potatoes or rice; coriander leaves; deseeded and sliced chillies, and guacamole, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the slow cooker to low and heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Brown the chicken in batches, transferring it to the slow cooker as you go. Add the remaining oil to the pan and fry the onions for 5 mins, or until just softened, then stir in the garlic and paprika and cook for another minute. Tip into the slow cooker, then swirl 100ml water around the pan and pour this in as well.

  2. Add the chipotle, passata, barbecue sauce, sugar and lime juice, then season and stir. Cover and cook for 6-8 hrs until the chicken is really tender. Using two forks, shred the chicken through the sauce. Serve in buns, taco shells, jacket potatoes or over rice, with coriander leaves, chillies and guacamole, if you like.

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