Spicy Honey Pulled Chicken

Spicy Honey Pulled Chicken

Spicy honey pulled chicken

One of my favorite types of meat is pulled chicken or pork, and despite that fact I somehow just discovered the crock pot. Growing up my family never used one, except for pot roast which I despised, because vegetables touched everything thereby making everything inedible.

My love for ketchup is renowned and I also like honey and some kick for my taste buds. I had some chicken so I decided to make spicy honey ketchup pulled chicken sandwiches.  After the chicken finished cooking I put some in a wheat bun and made my first ever crock pot sandwich… It was Amazing not nearly up to my standards. I think I used too much ketchup and something else was missing. Truth be told, the buns I bought were not very good, but (Rule 76.) no excuses, play like a champion. I had to boost to work for a few hours and when I came home I tried my concoction in a quesadilla with some baby spinach and it tasted exponentially better (no pictures of this). I told you it was the buns! If I were to do this again I would use about 1/4 cup of ketchup and 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce. I’ll chalk this up as a good first attempt at using a crock pot. 

spicy honey pulled chicken


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup (I’d use about 1/4 if I were to make this recipe again.)
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • Sandwich buns

Pulled Chicken Quesadillas

  • Tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Baby spinach

spicy honey pulled chicken


Mix honey, ketchup, and dry ingredients in bowl. Evenly coat the chicken with the mixture. Place chicken in crock pot and pour remaining mixture into the crock pot. Cook for 5 hours and when finished you have some spicy honey ketchup pulled chicken  sandwiches, quesadillas or tacos.


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