Shredded Barbecued Chicken

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READY IN: 6hrs 20mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix chili powder, paprika, cayenne, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper together, then rub mixture evenly over chicken; transfer to slow cooker.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup barbecue sauce over chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Cover and cook until chicken is tender, 4-6 hours, on LOW.
  4. Transfer chicken to large bowl, let cool slightly, then shred into bite-size pieces; cover to keep warm.
  5. Let braising liquid settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from surface using large spoon.
  6. Microwave remaining cup barbecue sauce in bowl until hot, about 3 minutes.
  7. Toss shredded chicken with hot barbecue sauce and 1 cup braising liquid; add more liquid as needed to keep meat moist.
  8. Serve.

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