BBQ Bacon Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours


12 servings

Updated: Apr. 12, 2023
This simple recipe tastes amazing. We prefer putting mayo on the bun and adding cheddar or Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. Several of us put ranch dressing on our sandwiches, too. —Jennifer Darling, Ventura, California
BBQ Bacon Pulled Chicken Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup amber beer or root beer
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 24 cooked bacon strips
  • 12 lettuce leaves


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Place chicken in a greased 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on low, 3-4 hours or until tender. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Serve on buns with bacon and lettuce.

Can you freeze BBQ Bacon Pulled Chicken Sandwiches?

Freeze cooled, cooked chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water or broth if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 401 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 1175mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.