This Crock Pot Sugar Free BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe is the best way to feed a crowd or enjoy an easy Low Carb Keto meal!
Easy Pulled Chicken Recipe
I love nothing more than to make a crock pot recipe in the morning and come home to smell a fantastic dinner waiting for us. Little effort equals big reward. Those are my kind of meals! These chicken thighs can be served one of two ways. Enjoy as is coming right of the crock pot full of all this amazing barbecue flavor. Add a simple side and dinner is done. Or shred the chicken thighs as you would for a pulled pork recipe and some Italian style coleslaw you've got a delicious low carb meal the whole family will love. You might also enjoy adding some Keto Fathead Rolls to this delicious pulled chicken meal.
Sugar Free BBQ Pulled Chicken
I did just that when I made this for my family. My recipe for the sugar free BBQ came from my Crock Pot BBQ Baby Back Rib recipe. I knew it would be fantastic on chicken thighs so I went ahead with the idea for easy pulled chicken in the crock pot. Did the kids love it? Absolutely! Did the picky hubby who doesn't love sugar free much love it? Oh yes he did!
Keto BBQ Pulled Chicken
I made mine over a bowl of Italian Style coleslaw and I made if for the kids in a little low carb tortilla wrap as a burrito. My oldest the picky teen let me put some coleslaw in the burrito because I told him how incredible the crunchy slaw with the tender chicken would be. He ate it like that but wasn't a fan of the slaw. However you decide to enjoy it, this is a great keto low carb crowd pleasing recipe!
Kids right? They will love different foods as they age I guess, just as I did. I didn't care much, more slaw for me and the hubby! So tasty and no guilt, all low carb and sugar-free!
Serving it in a bowl like this above worked well for me and I'd eat it like that all day long. 🙂
This recipe was originally posted in April of 2015 and I decided to bring it out of the archives for this summer with a brand new video to showcase this awesome recipe!
Crock Pot Sugar Free BBQ Pulled Chicken
Crock Pot Sugar Free BBQ Pulled Chicken
- 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup sugar free ketchup use my recipe from cookbook if you have it
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder unsweetened
- ½ teaspoon clear liquid stevia
- Place the chicken on a baking sheet.
- Whisk the paprika, onion powder, cumin, salt and pepper together.
- Rub the dry seasonings onto the chicken on both sides. Set aside.
- Pour the water, apple cider vinegar, and ketchup into the bottom of the crock pot.
- Stir until combined then add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot.
- Stir well then add the chicken thighs to the crock pot.
- Cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours.
- Uncover when finished cooking and shred thighs with 2 forks.
- Enjoy over coleslaw or in a low carb tortilla as a burrito.
Really good recipe! I changed it up a little bit though. I put in a tsp of liquid smoke and only half a tsp of the cocoa powder came out great! Eat it over rice cauliflower. I think next time I'll add some Worcestershire sauce too.
Looks great, Thanks!
I prefer Splenda - approximately how much Spenda equalsnthe sweetness used in this recipe? I do not use or like Stevia, so I have no idea... hope to make this tomorrow, and to hear back in time! Thanks.
I would suggest using just 1/2 cup of Splenda, but taste and decide if you need more.
Do you think I could use a diff sweetner? I have swerve or xylitol , I can grind them fine I don't care fir stevia
Of course, you can use whatever you like.
Typos in this one sorry
I just made this and OMG it was deicious! I'm currently on a sugar free cleanse and was desperately missing BBQ sauce. This hit the spot and I won't make BBQ sauce with high content sugar again!
Cumin is listed twice, is it used in the rub as well in the sauce. Just need to clarify for myself. Thank you.
Yes used twice