Pulled Chicken Slider Sandwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 12, 2010

Notice that those are not the homemade wheat rolls from last night’s dinner!  We ended up making PBJ sliders for lunch, using some homemade blueberry jam that a friend gave us for Christmas!


These intended-to-be sliders are more like sandwiches.

Whatever bread will work.  And whatever “title” will work too! 

Just going with the flow!

I went for the reduced sourdough loaf that was in the top of the freezer.

Slice. Slice. Slice.

3 chicken breasts ($2.53) About 1.3 lbs, bought on sale for $1.89/lb.
1/2 onion, chopped ($.15)
2 garlic cloves, crushed ($.10)
6 oz. can tomato paste ($.19) Used $1 coupon
1 Tbsp cider vinegar ($.05)
3 Tbsp prepared mustard ($.10)
3 Tbsp brown sugar ($.10)
Bread ($.70)
Lettuce (Free)
Dressing ($.25)


1. Place 3 chicken breasts in the base of the slow cooker. In small bowl, whisk together the tomato paste plus 2 cans worth of water, the cider vinegar, mustard, and brown sugar.  Add a little salt and pepper is you wish.  Add the chopped onion and crushed garlic to the sauce.  Pour sauce over chicken breasts.  Set slow cooker to high and cook for 4-6 hours.

2. When chicken is finished in the slow cooker, scoop it out into a bowl and using 2 forks, “pull it” apart.

3. Once “pulled”…

4. Saucify. Scoop some sauce from the slow cooker and add until reaches your desired ‘sauciness.’

5. Slice bread.  Place saucified pulled chicken onto bread.

6. Serve Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Side Salad.

Cost $4.17

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathleen January 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm

this looks yumm-o. can’t wait to try


Stacie January 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

I don’t think I have made pulled chicken before. Or even a BBQ chicken type like this. This looks delicious and sounds really easy to make. Going to put the ingredients on my list for grocery day tomorrow.


AMH in Ohio January 13, 2010 at 11:45 am

B-b-que anything is good, but pulled chicken sandwiches are hard to beat! Thanks for the affordable tips.


Suzie January 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I just found your site.. I’ve followed you on Twitter for awhile.. I’m so glad I’ve found your blog! Great ideas for this mother of 5!



Pam @ Adventures in Homemaking January 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I’m so glad you posted this recipe! I was planning on making some sort of pulled chicken sandwiches for dinner next week! Now I don’t have to go searching for a recipe. I love when things just fall into place!



erin January 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Maybe I’m just dumb but what exactly is “prepared mustard”?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 13, 2010 at 8:16 pm


Mustard from a mustard bottle :)


Anna - Penny Sophisticate January 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm

These look sooooo yummy! I’m always looking for great chicken slow cooker recipes. Thanks so much!


Tina January 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Everytime I open your web page I learn something. Do you teach classes? I would be your student.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 13, 2010 at 8:15 pm


There is something in the works…shh…keep your eyes peeled!


Carrie January 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I made this for dinner tonight, and it. was. delightful! Thanks for sharing! I MUST buy your book now! ;-)


Kathleen January 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I tried this tonight and didn’t like it. It just had a funky taste. The last few new recipes I’ve tried out in my slow cooker have been duds. : (


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 18, 2010 at 11:58 pm


Sorry to hear that!


Cindy February 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm

This was great and easy…Best of all my daughter asked me to make it again two days later. Top scores.


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