Slow Cooker Simple Molasses Barbecue Pulled Chicken

When I was first given this recipe I thought it was crazy. Barbecue sauce and molasses go together I get that. But adding Italian dressing to the mix? Just weird! But, somehow it all works. The chicken stays moist and the sauce is super flavorful.


They all really liked this so much. My son and daughter opted for not adding the broccoli slaw on top of the dish. If you have never tried broccoli slaw (it is usually in the grocery store next to the cabbage coleslaw mix in the produce aisle) we love it more than coleslaw! Use the same mixture you use to make your coleslaw except use the broccoli mixture. YUM!

I serve this with a green side salad and vegetable to complete the meal.

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious slow cooker dinner with only 4 ingredients!


  • 2 lbs of Boneless-Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Italian Dressing  ( you can use store-bought or make your own)
  • 1/3 cup of molasses
  • 6-8 rolls
  • broccoli slaw or coleslaw for serving, if desired


  1. Mix barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, and molasses in a bowl.
  2. Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Pour sauce mixture over the top.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Shred with two forks and mix well.
  4. Serve on rolls topped with broccoli slaw or coleslaw, if desired.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. libarah says:


    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. libarah says:

        Youre welcome😍


  2. mistimaan says:

    So tasty


  3. Sounds good! Looks amazing


  4. syl65 says:

    Barbeque ❤


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