Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken
Could we make great barbecued pulled chicken without a grill and wood chips?
Why This Recipe Works
To produce tender, smoky barbecued chicken in the slow cooker, we ditched the bottled sauce that most recipes call for. Traditional barbecue sauce starts with onions sautéing on the stove, but we found that microwaving them with some oil and spices was just as good. We supplement our sauce with liquid smoke to replicate the smoky grill flavor of the original dish. Bone-in chicken parts stay juicy even after hours in the slow cooker, and a combination of white and dark meat provides the best texture and balanced, meaty flavor.