Crock Pot Chipotle Chicken makes the perfect base for quesadillas, burritos, nachos, salads, or it’s delicious served on a bun with coleslaw. Tender pieces of shredded chicken are swimming in a flavorful sauce that is smoky, sweet and spicy.
This crock pot recipe has a fairly long ingredient list but it is worth measuring them all out. They sure give this slow cooker chicken a ton of flavor. Plus, this is a dump and go crock pot recipe and it only takes about 10 minutes or less to prep.
Ketchup forms the base of this sauce and it, together with a little brown sugar and molasses gives the sauce a sweet taste which really complements the smokey heat of the chipotle peppers.
Crock Pot Chipotle Chicken only needs about about 4 hours on LOW in the crock pot, but crock pot cooking times vary a lot so go with what you know about your crock pot.
There’s tons of intensely flavored sauce to spoon over the chicken once you shred it. Crock Pot Chipotle Chicken makes a great filling for quesadillas and you can turn leftovers into an easy lunch in no time at all.
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Crock Pot Chipotle Pulled Chicken
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon yellow or spicy mustard
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1-2 chipotle peppers, chopped plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Combine all ingredients except chicken in a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir.
- Add chicken and turn to coat it in sauce. If chicken breasts are very large, cut them in half.
- Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4 hours.
- Shred chicken with 2 forks.
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Adapted from Taste of Home
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9 thoughts on “Crock Pot Chipotle Pulled Chicken”
4 boneless chicken breasts equals about how many pounds? The breasts I get in the store average about 1# per breast.
I want to make this today, but I don’t have molasses. Is it necessary?
You could use honey instead.
It’s frustrating for me because I work all day so I’m away from home for at least 10 hours, and I’m scared it will overcook and get dry even if it switches to warm after four hours. I wish slow cookers had more than just high and low settings, I need a temperature setting so I can expand the recipes to cook all day
I’m prediabetic, so am really watching my sugar. I subbed in 1-8oz can tomato sauce for 1 c. Of the ketchup, and cut all of the other sugars in 1/2. It still tastes and smells amazing! Can’t wait for it to come out of the crockpot tonight!
I’m going to try to do it looks easy and healthy
Amazing flavor!!! Made this tonight in tacos and was absolutely delicious This is definitely a keeper for our family. Thank you for sharing.
This is in my kids’ top 5 meals now. Thanks!
This reminds me of kebap which I buy from the local stores… never thought to prepare something like this at home. Worth trying – thanks!