Southern Style Pulled Chicken Recipe

BBQ Pulled Chicken with a tender whole chicken cooked on a smoker, grill, oven, or crock pot is so easy and convenient you will be amazed at results.

How to Make Pulled Chicken:

Pulled chicken is generally made one of three ways, cooked on a smoker or grill, cooked in an oven, or cooked in a slow cooker. They all have their merits, no matter how it done in an oven, the easiest option that keeps the chunks firm and flavorful, the smoker and grill has the most flavor and zest (the slow cooker is the easiest option but the meat will fall apart with served).

How to Make Pulled Chicken on the Smoker/Grill

Ingredients

 Smoker Instructions:

  1. Prepare Chicken by applying a coat of the Three Little Pig’s Mustard style BBQ sauce over the entire chicken.
  2. Cover the whole chicken with Three Little Pigs Championship BBQ Rub.
  3. Place chicken in smoker at 250 degrees.
  4. Add your favorite flavor of wood chunks or pellet.
  5. Smoke until breast hits 165 degrees in thighs and legs reach 180 degrees.
  6. Once to temperature remove from smoker let rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Pull meat from bones and place in large mixing bowl or large catering tin pan.
  8. Add the 1 cup of chicken broth and 2 Cups of Three Little Pigs Mustard Style BBQ Sauce to the bowl and mix.
  9. Put chicken back in smoker to warm, pour sauce over, stir, and enjoy!

How to Make Pulled Chicken in the Oven

Ingredients:

 Oven Instructions:

  1. Prepare whole chicken by applying a coat of the Three Little Pig’s Mustard style BBQ sauce over entire chciken.
  2. Cover the whole chicken with Three Little Pigs Championship BBQ Rub.
  3. Place chicken in oven at 325 degrees.
  4. Cook until breast hits 165 degrees in thighs and legs reach 180 degrees.
  5. Once to temperature remove from oven let rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Pull meat from bones and place in large mixing bowl or large catering tin pan.
  7. Add the 1 cup of chicken broth and 2 Cups of Three Little Pigs Mustard Style BBQ Sauce to the bowl and mix.
  8. Put chicken back in oven to warm, pour sauce over, stir, and enjoy!

How to Make Boneless Breast Crockpot Pulled Chicken:

Ingredients:

1. Stir together all sauce ingredients in a 5-6 qt slow cooker.

2. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 – 7 hours. Chicken is done when cooked through and easy to shred

3. Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred each breast using two forks. Place shredded chicken back in the crock pot and stir to coat with the Mustard Style BBQ Sauce.

Ways to use leftover Pulled Chicken:

  • Add it to a salad (leave it cold) with corn, black beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce and top with mustard BBQ sauce.
  • Add it to a baked potato with some sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Make it into a BBQ chicken quesadilla with some thinly sliced red onion and cheddar cheese.
  • Add it onto pizza dough with red onions, cilantro, and cheddar.
  • Make it into tacos with finely shredded cabbage, Pico de Gallo and ranch dressing.

Chris Marks CBBQE (Chief BBQ Expert) Three Little Pig’s Rubs & Sauces and Good-One Smoker/Grills

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