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Incredible pulled BBQ chicken made easy in the crockpot... made from scratch with no bottled bbq sauce!  Perfect for a summer bbq or picnic! | #bbqchicken #pulledchicken #crockpotchicken #weightwatchers #freestyle #smartpoints
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Skinny Pulled Crockpot BBQ Chicken

This skinny pulled crockpot bbq chicken is amazingly flavorful, yet uses no bottled bbq sauce and is only 1 freestyle smart point per serving!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq chicken, crockpot, slow cooker
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 118kcal


  • 5 - 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed


  • Grease 6 quart or larger slow cooker and add chicken breasts. Sprinkle with salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper and rub into the chicken. Top with onion slices and garlic cloves.
  • In a mixing bowl, add tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar and stir to combine. Pour into slow cooker and toss gently to combine.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5-7 hours, or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove chicken to cutting board or large mixing bowl and shred using two forks. Return to slow cooker and toss in the sauce/juices. Serve on a whole wheat bun, lettuce cup, or by itself.



Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg