Sep 142019

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Chicken
Serves 6

1/2 cup Root Beer
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons Prepared Yellow Mustard
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1/8 teaspoon Ground Ginger
2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into 2 – 3 inch cubes

In a medium mixing bowl mix together all of the ingredients except for the chicken until well combined to create the sauce

Add the cut up chicken to a gallon zippered storage bag

Pour the sauce over the chicken in the storage bag and gently massage the chicken into the sauce & zip the bag closed

Allow the chicken to marinate overnight in the refrigerator

Pour the ingredients into a 6 – 7 quart slow cooker

Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours

Serve on buns or rolls (gluten-free if you are on a GF diet) as sandwiches

You can click on the link to the recipe for how to freeze/cook this

This is so quick and easy to get ready for the fridge, and tastes really good. The only things I did different was that I used Costco Rotisserie Chicken Breast Meat instead of chicken breasts which made it much easier than cutting the chicken into cubes. I also used my 8 qt. slow cooker instead of a 6 – 7 qt.

I also didn’t  serve on buns, I ate a scoop of it on a plate and ate it with a baked potato.

It was very good but since the flavor wasn’t quite as bold as I like, when I make it again I’ll double the sauce ingredients. The recipe says it makes 6 servings but for us it was a lot more than that. The two of us ate it twice and there was still enough for another two meals. The next time I’ll put half in a separate baggie and put it in the freezer to make later, and I plan on using the Slow Cooker program on my Instant Pot.

Weekend Cooking

Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays

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  22 Responses to “Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Chicken”

  1. I was going to suggest freezing half for another day. I’m making slow-cooker pulled chicken tomorrow (just by chance). My recipe (a new one for me) uses a jar of salsa.

  2. That looks like a very sweet recipe — root beer, catsup, and brown sugar. I bet it was delicious!

    best… mae at

  3. I need to try the slow cooker program on my IP. Honestly, I need to use the IP more. Now that the weather is cooling up north I think I will. Did a lot of patio grilling this summer.
    The recipe sounds good, especially for a crowd. I’m thinking perfect for watching a football game. I’d add more spices as well. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Off to check out exactly what root beer is. Cheers

  5. I’m not a fan of root beer to honest, but having leftover shredded chicken in the freezer is convenient because it can be used in so many ways for a quick meal.

  6. Thanks for posting the recipe, this sounds great and I’m off this week so I can use the crockpot. Usually I’m gone too long and can’t use a 6 hour setting.

  7. Sounds good, and I’ve never made “pulled chicken.” I’d probably leave out the root beer though, since we don’t always have any around, and you said you didn’t notice the taste.

    • You couldn’t tell it had root beer in it but I’m sure mixed with the other ingredients it gave it the taste it it had. Still, it may be fine without it. You don’t know till you try 🙂

  8. I have some Coscto chicken breast meat in my freezer, I’m going to try this recipe.

  9. I love pulled chicken. Interesting recipe.

  10. Thanks for sharing your pulled chicken for Souper Sundays this week. I imagine it would make some very tasty sandwiches! 😉

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