BBQ Pulled Chicken

This pregnancy is flying by! It’s amazing to feel the shifts and transitions that have happened even just within this pregnancy and I can only imagine what will happen once this baby arrives.

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A few weekends ago we had the most amazing shower on the sunniest summer day. Our backyard was filled our family and friend, covered by a large tent and filed with love towards this new member of our family.

Not having mom was not easy – but thankfully my hubs and father were open to having an ‘everyone is invited’ shower event.  My aunts all were incredibly supportive and each pulled me aside at some point to share wisdom or offer support as we open this next chapter.  I know that once this baby arrives I’ll be leaning on them again in new ways.

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My sister in law organized an amazing make your own onesie station and the teacher in me was gushing with joy. Now we have a full set of clothes made by our favorites and adorned with fun phrases and designs. (Note: The picture below is actually from my work shower which was literacy themed as I work in a school. But, the picture was too cute not to share in a post about showers!)

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As for the meal, we ordered BBQ from a local favorite spot which meant the fridge was then filled with leftover pulled pork, ribs, and delicious BBQ sauce!  So, the following weekend when we began our postpartum freezer meal planning we naturally had to use the sauce to make some crock pot pulled chicken. My hopes with this chicken are to put it over salads, put it in a pita, or serve with fresh veggies.  Freezing it in individual servings will also hopefully make for easier grab and go meals – I’ll keep you posted on how this goes after the baby arrives.

BBQ Pulled Chicken

  • Servings: 5-6
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This BBQ pulled chicken cooks itself in the crock pot all afternoon and then stores easily in the freezer for future grab and go healthy meals!


  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar

Steps & Notes

  1. Season the raw chicken breast with salt and pepper
  2. Add a layer of BBQ sauce then place with the chicken breast into the bottom of the crock pot
  3. Cover with the remaining sauce, water, and vinegar.
  4. Cover the crock pot and cook on high for 3 hours
  5. After 3 hours open the lid and shred using two forks.
    1. Note: The BBQ sauce I used was pretty thin so I had a lot of liquid. I kept the pot on for 10 more minutes with the lid off on high to allow the juices to simmer into the pulled chicken
  6. Turn off the crock pot and let fully cool before storing



  1. Such an exciting time for you.


  2. This BBQ pulled Chicken sounds so good. And convenient too, since you can freeze it!


  3. Lovely blog, and good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! Our little one was born in February and it has been so nice to have the option of some healthy meals in the freezer so great to see recipes you can make in bulk and freeze 🙂


  4. I have only recently discovered pulled chicken as an option to pulled pork and have been meaning to make some. Wonderful freezer food. I hope the remainder of your pregnancy goes as well. I look forward to seeing pictures of the baby, if you have time to blog!

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  5. Only heard of pulled pork recipes but this one is new to me. So would like to try this one at the next opportunity.


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