The Perfect Pulled Chicken

A closeup of the Perfect Pulled ChickenPulled sandwiches always look delicious, and, since I don’t eat pork, I was determined to find the perfect pulled chicken…and I think I did! This recipe is great for summer BBQs, and would be a perfect addition to your Canada or Independence day celebrations.

Pulled Chicken Sandwich


  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup mild chili sauce (such as Heinz Chili Sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon  smoked (Spanish) paprika
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 10+ of your favourite buns (I used whole wheat onion buns)


Preheat oven to 300oF.

Combine ketchup, chili sauce, sugar, vinegar, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika, and water in a heavy ovenproof pot and bring to a boil. Add chicken and make sure it is immersed in the liquid.

Place in oven and bake slowly for 2 hours.

Remove chicken and place in a separate bowl. Reduce sauce on the stove for 5-8 minutes, until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. While this is reducing, shred chicken with two forks, then add to sauce when it’s done. Mix well and serve in buns.

The Perfect Pulled Chicken The Perfect Pulled Chicken Sandwich A closeup of the Perfect Pulled Chicken

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