Carolina Pulled Chicken with Slaw
Photos by Aleksey Zozulya Meet pulled pork’s sassier yet leaner cousin. This one is perfect any time of year, but it works especially well in the warmer months when you can dine in the yard (or on the terrace). Although commonly eaten in a sandwich, the sweet, sour, and savory pulled chicken is equally delicious when tossed with a salad. The optional slaw gives it a cool, crisp touch.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
THE SLAW (Optional)
  • 1 bag shredded coleslaw mix12-ounce
  • 1/2cup plain 2% Greek yogurtstore-bought or homemade (page 36) or low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 11 1/2tsp White vinegar
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 1/2tsp seasoned salt
  • 1cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4cup raw honey
  • 1/4cup Dijon mustard
  • 2tbsp Worcestershire sauce or sugar-free steak sauce
  • 2tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2tbsp hot sauceoptional
  • 1tsp liquid smokeI use hickory flavor
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 1teaspoon onion powder
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  1. If you’re making the slaw, combine all the slaw ingredients in a large bowl and toss well to mix. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. To make the chicken, put the broth and chicken in the pot. Secure the lid, move the valve to the sealing position, hit Keep Warm/Cancel, and then hit Manual or Pressure Cook on High Pressure for 12 minutes (or up to 17 if using very thick breasts). Quick release when done.
  3. While the chicken’s cooking or releasing, whisk together the Carolina sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a bowl (you can discard the liquid or save it for a rainy day). Shred the chicken with two forks or an electric mixer (this makes life so easy!). Add the Carolina sauce and toss until combined. Serve with the slaw, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Per serving (with/without slaw)
Calories: 305/268
Fat: 4.3g/3.8g
Carbs: 22.3g/21.8g
Sodium: 591mg/536mg
Protein: 35.4g/32.6g
Fiber: 1.6g/0g
Sugars: 11.7g/8.2g

P+ (if using sugar-free steak sauce and no slaw)

JEFF’S TIP: Feel free to serve up this dish any way you like it. Wrapping the pulled chicken and slaw in romaine or Bibb lettuce leaves is wonderful!