This recipe is so easy. I let the chicken defrost for a little while (not all the way) and threw all the rest of 3 the ingredients into the pot. You can’t go wrong with your favorite bottle of BBQ sauce and a can of pineapple. If you don’t like onion leave it out. That’s the only hard part to this recipe, chopping the onion.
I didn’t used to like onions myself. I liked green onions so I used those in recipes for awhile. Then I gradually started trying onions in different recipes. Roasted onions are the best, I think because they come out very sweet.
I believe there’s a whole wheat bun from Sarah Lee out there that’s only 2 points so with the bun it would a 9 point sandwich. I had some grapes with mine and it was very filling. So far I’ve lost 1.6 pounds! Only 13 left to go.
Calories 203 | Fat 5.05g | Carbohydrate 18.26g | Protein 19.42g | Fiber 1.2
Points Plus 5 (without bun)
Serves 12 (I had mis read my recipe for this last time and thought it had said only 8 serves, it’s actually 12) I fixed the points for this.
3 pounds Boneless Chicken Breast, Thighs Or A Combo Of The Two
1 whole Onion (large), Sliced Into Chunks
1 can (20 Oz. Size) Pineapple, I Recommend Nibblits Or Crushed, Drained But Reserve The Juice If Using (See Note Below)
1 bottle (18 To 20 Oz. Size) BBQ Sauce Of Your Choice (Our Favorites Are Sweet Baby Ray’s Or Open Pit If We Want To Give It A Little More Of A Kick)
Hamburger Buns Or Kaiser Rolls
If you use frozen chicken, make sure it is completely defrosted. If you cook it frozen, it will indeed cook but it will make a very “wet” sauce. Place your chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. Top with onions, then pineapple. Pour the entire bottle of BBQ sauce over the whole thing.
Note: If you want a sweeter BBQ, add up to half a cup of the pineapple juice you drained, depending on how sweet you want it. This is optional.
Turn your crock pot on LOW and cook for 8–10 hours (or on HIGH for 4–6).
An hour or two before it is finished cooking, carefully remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred it using two forks. Watch out, it will be hot! Place chicken back in the crock pot and stir well to combine. Finish cooking an additional hour or two so the chicken can absorb most of the sauce. Serve on hamburger buns and top with coleslaw if desired.
Note: When I had made it with Sweet Baby Ray’s and pineapple juice, it was a very sweet Pulled Chicken. It was great, and everyone loved it. But I have to say, using Open Pit BBQ Sauce and no pineapple juice was hands down our favorite! It had just the right amount of sweet and vinegar that we love in a good BBQ.
If you are making this for kids, children tend to like the sweeter variety.