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Backyard BBQ Pulled Chicken: A Family Feast to Remember

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Get ready to fire up the grill and gather the family for a mouthwatering Backyard BBQ Pulled Chicken feast that’s as fun to make as it is to eat! This recipe transforms simple chicken breasts into tender, smoky pulled chicken, slathered in a tangy barbecue sauce, perfect for piling high on fresh buns. Whether you’re chilling in the backyard or rounding up the crew for a casual get-together, this dish pairs perfectly with laughter, good conversations, and a round of ice-cold beers. Let the good times roll with every bite of this irresistibly delicious pulled chicken, and make every family gathering a flavor-packed celebration!

What You Need:

  • Chicken Breasts: 4 bone-in, skin-on for the juiciest results.
  • Your Favorite BBQ Rub: Sprinkle it generously.
  • Barbecue Sauce: As much as you like, make it saucy!
  • Buns: 4 big ones to hold all that delicious chicken.
  • Coleslaw: For a crunchy topping.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Just a splash.
  • Olive Oil: For grilling.
  • Aluminum Foil: Keeps everything tidy.


  • Grill (gas or charcoal)
  • Tongs
  • Aluminum tray (or just use foil)
  • Two forks (for shredding)

Let’s Make It:

  1. Season & Grill: Fire up your grill to a nice medium heat. Rub those chicken breasts with your BBQ rub, making sure they’re dressed to impress. Grill them off to the side (not directly over the flames) skin-side up for about 1.5 hours. You’re aiming for them to be super tender (165°F inside).
  2. Mix It Up: While the chicken’s doing its thing, mix your barbecue sauce with a splash of apple cider vinegar in a bowl. This will be your secret weapon to make the chicken extra tasty.
  3. Shred the Party: Once your chicken is grilled and slightly cooled, pull it apart using two forks. It should shred super easily. Toss out the bones and skin unless you’ve got a better use for them.
  4. Sauce It Up: Throw your shredded chicken into a tray (or back on the foil on the grill). Pour over your tangy barbecue sauce mixture and give it a good mix. Let it hang out on the grill for another 15-20 minutes, just to get all cozy and flavorful.
  5. Roll Call: Grab your buns and lightly toast them on the grill. Stack them high with your juicy, saucy pulled chicken, and top with some crisp coleslaw for that crunch factor.
  6. Serve & Enjoy: Hand out these awesome BBQ Pulled Chicken Rolls to your family and friends. Watch everyone dive in while the good times roll. Don’t forget the cold beers to wash down the deliciousness!


That’s it! A no-fuss, all-fun BBQ pulled chicken that’ll be the hit of any cookout. Go on, take a bow, you’ve earned it!

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