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honey chipotle crockpot pulled chicken on a baking sheet

Honey Chipotle Crockpot Pulled Chicken

A 5-ingredient recipe for honey chipotle pulled chicken. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 165 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 7 oz can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce using half the can for spice sensitive
  • 1/4 C (84g) Honey
  • 1/4 C (60mL) Walden Farms Pancake Syrup or sugar free pancake syrup
  • 1/4 C (68g) Reduced Sugar Ketchup


  1. Add everything but the chicken to a food processor or blender. If you're sensitive to spice, use half the can of chipotle peppers. Blend until smooth and add to the crockpot with the chicken. 

    honey chipotle sauce for chicken in a blender
  2. Flip the chicken a few times to fully coat both sides.

    honey chipotle crockpot pulled chicken in a crockpot before cooking
  3. Cover and cook on low for around 2 to 2.5 hours or until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165F. Be careful not to overcook or the chicken will be difficult to shred. (You can cook on high, but the longer cook time will produce more flavorful chicken.) 

    honey chipotle crockpot pulled chicken after cooking
  4. After the chicken is cooked, shred it with two forks or use a stand mixer with a flat beater attachment. (You can also chop the cooked chicken with a knife.)

    honey chipotle pulled chicken after cooking in a crockpot
  5. Set the crockpot to its keep warm function and add the chicken back to the crockpot. Let the chicken rest in the juices for an additional hour. 

Recipe Notes

  • Each serving has 3 Smart Points.
  • For an Instant Pot, cook the chicken on manual for 12-16 minutes with quick release pressure. Make sure the chicken is fully cooked before shredding. 
  • If you wanted to make the chicken crispy, you could use the broiler like I used in my pineapple chipotle chicken tostadas recipe. 
Nutrition Facts
Honey Chipotle Crockpot Pulled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.