Pulled Chicken Recipe

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With the sunshine beaming through the bright green summer canopy, is your family calling for backyard snacks?

We’ve got a crunchy, yummy, satisfying mouthful sure to please a crowd.

This post was sponsored by RITZ as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

RITZ Crisp & Thins 2 New Flavors on a table with a glass of water.

RITZ Crisp & Thins are an easy and super satisfying snack. We love enjoying them as an after school treat on the back porch or as a grease-free road trip friendly food.

In addition to munching on these straight out of the bag, they’re our new favorite way to eat my pulled chicken recipe.

Holding a chip with shredded chicken on it.

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This pulled chicken recipe is a household favorite. We mix it in with rice or pasta, serve it over mashed potatoes, or put it on a bun.

It’s delicious any way you choose to serve it.

Pulled chicken recipe served on Cheddar RITZ Crisp and Thins.

However, we’ve got a new favorite serving method–atop RITZ Crisp & Thins.

These cracker-chips create a tasty stage for our slow cooker pulled chicken.

Now, with the two new flavors, Cheddar and Barbecue, available at Walmart, these backyard snack bites have the best flavors for summer.

Holding a Ritz Crisp topped with shredded chicken.

As the temperature outside rises, I like to utilize my slow cooker more than the oven. Plus, I love throwing this together in the morning and forgetting about it all day.

Because this recipe is really yummy cold or hot, it makes a great road trip snack as well. Just be sure to store the chicken in a cooler, so it doesn’t sit at room temperature for a long period of time.

Steps to make shredded chicken in a crockpot.

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Recipe

Yield: 10 people

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

Pulled chicken recipe for the perfect backyard snack!

This pulled chicken is a crowd pleaser! It's delicious hot or cold, and can be added to so many different dishes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 lbs chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Serve on RITZ Crisp & Thins
  • 1 bag RITZ Crisp & Thins, cheddar
  • 1 bag RITZ Crisp & Thins, barbecue
  • 1 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium avocado, optional


  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker in the order listed above.
  2. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  3. Shred with two forks.
  4. Serve warm or cool on RITZ Crisp & Thins. We like to sandwich the chicken between one of each flavor.
  5. Store leftover pulled chicken in the fridge.


NOTE: Nutrition facts are for the pulled chicken only. 

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 510mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 33g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Ritz Crisps in a bag and on a plate with a glass of water on a table.

Other Serving Ideas

  • Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on the RITZ Crisp & Thins before adding the pulled chicken.
  • Add chives and a dollop of sour cream to the top.
  • Top with avocado, green onions, and jalapeño.
  • If cilantro is your thing, throw some of that on top.
    • If you’re like me and think it’s the devil’s plant, opt for fresh parsley instead.
Pulled chicken with avocado and RITZ Crisp and Thins.

A friend suggested using a hand mixer to shred the chicken and I’ve never tried that! She said it would be faster and so much easier. Next time, I’ll try it.

RITZ Crisp and Thins in Walmart.

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  1. This looks delicious and I will have to make some it has been years since I had pulled pork.

  2. Thank you for offering this giveaway. You have included a couple of my favorite things: WALMART AND RITZ CRACKERS…..WOW….

  3. I have a lot of summer company and always looking for easy recipes. This looks like something I’d love to serve and I really like the idea of serving it on the Ritz crackers.

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