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Smoked Pulled Chicken BBQ Recipe

May 10, 2021
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Smoked Pulled Chicken BBQ

This will be the easiest Smoked Pulled Chicken recipe you will ever make! Juicy smoked chicken perfect for making sandwiches, tacos and more

My brand new Recteq 700 Pellet Smoker arrived and I had to cook something after I burned it off for the first time but it was too clean and pretty to destroy it on the first cook.

I decided to smoke some boneless skinless chicken thighs and breasts in the pan with my favorite dry rub and smoke it for a few hours. The results were fantastic and I didn't dirty up my new pellet smoker at all.


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Ingredient List

Cooking Instructions

  1. Trim the chicken breast and thighs removing any excess fat on bone fragments. Combine the bouillon powder and the bbq dry rub then season the chicken on both sides.
  2. Place the chicken in an aluminum pan and smoke at 325 Degrees F. for about 90 minutes.
  3. Add Chicken broth and BBQ sauce to the pan and continue smoking for an aditional 90 minutes until the chicken is tender. Breast meat should be about 165 degrees F and the thighs should be about 185 Degrees F.
  4. You can use tongs or forks to shred the smoked chicken and combine with the sauce. You can also use a hand mixer to quickly shred the chicken.

Making Pulled Chicken In a Crockpot

I know not everyone has a smoker but rest assured you can still make pulled chicken.

Just season the chicken as you would and place in your crockpot. pour in the chicken broth off to the side so you don't rinse off the seasoning.

Pour in the BBQ sauce of your choice and cook on high for about 4-6 hours. If you want to add that wood flavor add 2 tsp of Liquid Smoke.

Once the chicken is tender you can shred it and save right in the crockpot for amazing almost smoked pulled chicken bbq.

Tips for Making Smoked Pulled Chicken

  • Use an aluminum pan to keep your pellet smoker clean, plus you can serve the smoked pulled chicken right in the pan
  • Use a Hand Mixer to Shred the Chicken in seconds. I saw this hack a long time ago and can't for the life of me remember who came up with it but its a great way to shred chicken or pork.
  • If you want to reduce the fat you can smoke just chicken breast. The final product will be a little less moist but still quite tasty.
  • Inverse if you want the moistest smoked pulled chicken you can use all chicken thighs
  • Serve with coleslaw. you don't need a lot but the creamy crunchy cabbage adds texture to the sandwich.
  • To make this recipe low carb use a sugar free bbq sauce and low carb tortillas or buns

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Smoked Pulled Chicken BBQ

This will be the easiest Smoked Pulled Chicken recipe you will ever make! Juicy smoked chicken perfect for making sandwiches, tacos and more
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American, BBQ
Servings 12
Calories 287 kcal

Equipment

  • Pellet Smoker or Crockpot

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Trim the chicken breast and thighs removing any excess fat on bone fragments. Combine the bouillon powder and the bbq dry rub then season the chicken on both sides.
  • Place the chicken in an aluminum pan and smoke at 325 Degrees F. for about 90 minutes.
  • Add Chicken broth and BBQ sauce to the pan and continue smoking for an aditional 90 minutes until the chicken is tender. Breast meat should be about 165 degrees F and the thighs should be about 185 Degrees F.
  • You can use tongs or forks to shred the chicken and combine with the sauce. You can also use a hand mixer to quickly shred the chicken.

Notes

Serving size 6oz Pulled Chicken w/ Sauce
If preparing in a crockpot set on high and cook the seasoned chicken for about 4 hours along with the broth and sauce. Shred once chicken is tender and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 6ozCalories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 29gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 501mgPotassium: 498mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword BBQ Chicken, Smoked pulled chicken
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Nutrition Facts
Smoked Pulled Chicken BBQ
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 501mg22%
Potassium 498mg14%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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