Slow Cooker Bourbon Pulled chicken on a platter
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Slow Cooker Bourbon Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker Bourbon Pulled Chicken isn't just for Game Night, it's great for any time you're feeding a crowd. Bourbon and a molasses barbecue sauce are perfect with chicken. An EASY and healthy dish that everyone will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon, chicken
Servings: 10
Calories: 243kcal


  • 4 lbs bone-in skinless chicken thighs about 10 thighs
  • ¾ cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons dark molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Remove skin from chicken thighs and place in slow cooker.
  • In a bowl whisk the remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour over chicken and toss. Cook for 31/2 to 4 hours on high or 7 hours on low until chicken is falling off bone. Remove chicken and shred, removing the bones. Return to the slow cooker and set on warm until ready to serve.


Serve on Hawaiian rolls


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg