Barbecue Pulled Chicken

February/March 2006, July/August 2012

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This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful reinterpretation of pulled pork that slow-cooks chicken in lots of tangy tomato sauce. Have sliced jalapenos, sliced red onions and some sour cream on hand to top this barbecue pulled chicken, which makes a hearty main course. You can turn it into an unbelievable sandwich or serve it on mashed potatoes or even whole-grain spaghetti. Serve with shredded napa cabbage tossed with low-fat mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed and honey to taste.

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49 Reviews for Barbecue Pulled Chicken

Tasty, but soupy.

I made this today and thought I had used the wrong size can of tomato sauce. There was way too much additional sauce left over. I served over whole wheat buns. It had just the right amount of heat, and is not very sweet.

Good flavor, some heat

I made this for dinner, and ate it with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli. So good! Made the whole house smell delish, I felt like a cook!

Takes some time to put together
ok but not super

more like tomato-y chicken instead of barbecue. I could see this being ok in tacos. Maybe if I added more toppings to the sandwich it would have given it more flavor

just great smokey taste

bringin america to germany. we tried it out and it was just great. love it.


I made this the other day (it's the third time I've made this, and it was delicious). I think it makes approximately 6 cups of chicken, and depending on how much you pack your 1/2-cup measure, you can get about 12 1/2-cup servings, which seems like a decent amount of food to me when you pair it with a bun and a side. I usually eat 1/3 cup of chicken served over a half-bun (with mama's potato salad) and feel satisfied.

Also, I am not sure if the nutrition information is accurate. I put the ingredients into several website's calorie calculators and they said that 8 servings is approximately 308 calories.

Anyway, by my count, a 1/2 cup serving is approximately 205 calories (64 calories from fat), 7g fat (2 sat), 84 cholesterol, 328 sodium, 6 carbs, 5 sugars, 28g protein.

If this isn't accurate, I'd love to know.

Comments (1)


mesmerwings wrote 22 weeks 5 days ago

Thank you so much I was

Thank you so much I was trying to figure out where the 32 carbs were coming from and was beginning to think I was crazy. Your calculation match mine.

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