BBQ Shredded Chicken


Are you counting down to the school holidays?  I know I am.  And I’ll be needing some quick and filling lunches to keep my bunch happy and this BBQ Shredded Chicken will do quite nicely.  It’s a crockpot recipe which means it’s a time-saver and it’sperfect for a relaxed weekend lunch, quick dinner before the kids head out for after school activities, or in my case feeding a crowd during the holidays.  We usually serve ours wrapped in tortillas, but I think it would be perfect on fresh crunchy bread rolls.

BBQ Shredded Chicken


1 Onion, cut in half and then thinly sliced

1kg Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

1 Cup Tomato Puree

2 Tbl Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Tbl Dijon Mustard

2 Tbl Molasses

1 tsp Onion Powder

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Tabasco Sauce

1/2 tsp Salt

Tortillas or Fresh Bread Rolls to serve


Scatter the onions on the bottom of your crockpot.

Place the chicken on top of the onions.

In a medium bowl, combine the tomato puree, vinegar, mustard, molasses, onion powder, cumin, garlic powder, tabasco and salt.

Pour the sauce over the chicken and cook on LOW until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily with a fork.

Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred with two forks.  Return chicken back to the crockpot and stir to coat completely with the sauce.

Serve hot wrapped in tortillas or on fresh bread rolls that you have heated in the oven to make them nice and crunchy.

Notes:  Cooking times will vary with each crockpot.

Adapted from a recipe found at:

About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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