Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Burger

By Rena |

This homemade Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Burger is so easy to make and filled with flavorful and tangy flavors you will love. Made in the slow cooker with chicken breasts, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, sweet honey, and so much more, this pulled chicken sandwich is effortless and perfect for a well-rounded dinner that is both healthy and delicious.

Two pulled chicken burgers with slow cooker in the background

Perfectly tender chicken sandwiched between burger buns is a classic dinner that anyone will love. Filled with protein and a great way to keep things simple for a busy day, this easy Crockpot pulled chicken sandwich is great for when you’re wanting to keep things minimal and stress-free, but still delicious.

Naturally gluten-free, this healthy chicken recipe is great for feeding a crowd during the holidays, a BBQ, or any other occasion you may have. We like to make a batch of this slow cooker pulled chicken because the leftovers are even better and perfect for easy lunches.

Why You Will Love This Sandwich Recipe

  • Simple: Who doesn’t love a slow cooker recipe? For this recipe, all you have to do is dump the ingredients into the Crockpot and let it cook by itself– that’s it!
  • Perfect for meal prep: This recipe is great for when you’re meal prepping because it yields a large batch. Divide the leftovers into separate containers and place them in the refrigerator so you can enjoy the chicken for up to three to four days.
  • Delicious: The perfect combination of flavors is in this recipe. Savory and sweet with a hint of heat, this bold and yummy chicken recipe is going to satisfy that craving for comfort food.
side view of chicken burger on a plate

Ingredients Needed to Make This Pulled Chicken Sandwich

This is just a list of ingredients you will need to make this crockpot chicken burger. Full measurements are listed further down below.

chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
Worcestershire sauce
apple cider vinegar
honey
yellow mustard
ground cumin
garlic powder
ground chile powder
ground coriander
sweet onion (halved and thinly sliced)
crushed tomatoes, one 14-ounce can
buns, for burgers
optional: pickled jalapeño

Ingredients for pulled chicken burger on surface

How to Make This slow cooker pulled Chicken

  • Place chicken in the slow cooker: First, place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  • Whisk ingredients: Next, in a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, and seasonings.
  • Rub the chicken: Top the chicken with the Worcestershire mixture and evenly rub the mixture onto the chicken with your hands.
  • Add the onion and tomatoes: Next, add the tomatoes and the onion.
  • Cook: Next, cover the Crockpot with a lid and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  • Shred the chicken: Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Next, mix the chicken into the sauce.
  • Serve: Serve the slow cooker pulled chicken burger with buns and pickled jalapeño if preferred. Enjoy!
Chicken breasts cooking in Crockpot with spices
Top view of Crockpot filled with pulled chicken and tongs

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • To keep this recipe gluten-free and low carb, omit the buns or use gluten-free buns.
  • Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for three to four days.
  • To freeze this pulled chicken recipe, transfer it to a freezer-safe container and store it in the freezer for up to six months.
  • Make sure the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. You can check with a meat thermometer.
  • Want to use beef? you can swap the chicken for a lean-cut beef.
  • You may use maple syrup instead of honey.
Two chicken burgers on white surface

Frequently Asked Questions

Is pulled chicken the same as shredded chicken?

Yes! Both forms of chicken have the shredded consistency that is perfect for bbq sandwiches. They are perfect to use in lettuce wraps for a low-carb sandwich option.

Is pulled chicken healthy?

We consider this recipe healthy! Chicken is lean, full of protein, and low carb. It all comes down to how you make the chicken and what ingredients go into the recipe. Slow-cooked chicken is a way better option than deep-fried chicken. So Yes pulled chicken is a healthier way to go.

How do you make pulled chicken fast?

If you want to make this pulled chicken faster, then cook in the slow cooker on high for four to six hours or until the chicken is done.

side view of chicken burger on a plate

Recipes to Serve with This easy Chicken Burger

These sandwiches would pair well with our crispy garlic roasted potatoes, Parmesan roasted potatoes, or this light strawberry spinach salad.

Other Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Baked Chicken Breast

Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Watermelon Feta Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Two pulled chicken burgers on white surface

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side view of chicken burger on a plate

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Burger

Made in the slow cooker with chicken breasts, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, sweet honey, and so much more, this pulled chicken sandwich is effortless and perfect for a well-rounded dinner that is both healthy and delicious.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1.2 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 sweet onion medium, halved and thinly sliced
  • 14 ounces crushed tomatoes canned

Optional

  • 4 Burger buns
  • Pickled jalapeño

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breast in the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, honey, mustard and seasonings. Top the chicken with this mixture, then using your clean hands give it a good rub on all sides.
  • Add in the sliced onion and crushed tomatoes. Cover with the lid and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and super tender.
  • Once done, remove the chicken from the pot and shred with the help of two forks, mixing it well into the sauce.
  • Serve the shredded chicken with pickled jalapeno and burger buns. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Nutrition facts do not include the buns, With the buns, it is about 386 calories using whole wheat buns. Depending on which buns you use, the calories will vary.
  • To keep this recipe gluten-free and low carb, omit the buns or use gluten-free buns.
  • Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for three to four days.
  • To freeze this pulled chicken recipe, transfer it to a freezer-safe container and store it in the freezer for up to six months.
  • Make sure the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. You can check with a meat thermometer.
  • Want to use beef? you can swap the chicken for a lean-cut beef.
  • You may use maple syrup instead of honey.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup of pulled chicken | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 999mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. SHEKHAR BHATNAGAR says

    5 stars
    Hi Rena,

    Surprisingly I am not a deserving reader for this post coz I am pure vegetarian. However I liked your post just coz of it’s benefit for fitness freaks. Hope you will publish another post for healthy veg burger too.

    • Rena says

      Thank you. We will definitely keep it in mind to make more vegetarian meals. Thanks for the feedback.

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