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Sunday Slow Cooker:  Apple BBQ Pulled Turkey

Although it’s not quite Thanksgiving, I have turkey on the brain and one of my favorite ways to prepare it is using a crockpot. Since turkey can quickly dry out in the oven, cooking it in a slow cooker helps maintain more moisture so you have a yummy, juicy turkey breast. This recipe combines turkey breast with apple and barbecue flavors for a delicious fall dish. It would also work great with chicken breast, chicken thighs, or pork.

Slow Cooker Apple BBQ Pulled Turkey Breasts
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
Nutritional Info: 200 calories, 1.6g of fat, 19.8g of carbohydrates, 1.5g of fiber, 28.3g of protein,
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *


  • 2 lbs. turkey breast tenderloins, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chile powder
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 sliced apples
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup Barbecue sauce (GF if needed)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


  1. Add the turkey, onions, and apples to the slow cooker.
  2. Stir together the barbecue sauce, cumin, chile powder, applesauce, garlic, broth, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour over the turkey.
  4. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  5. Shred with 2 forks.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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13 Response to Sunday Slow Cooker: Apple BBQ Pulled Turkey

  1. Liz on November 10, 2013

    Thank you for the nice recipe. Have a great week.

  2. Katie on November 10, 2013

    YUM! I’m definitely going to try this tonight! Question though, what type of apple did you use? Do you have any preferred types for the recipe? Thanks!

  3. Robin on November 10, 2013

    looks fantastic! thanks!

  4. Rachel on November 16, 2013

    Could you cook this on high? If so, for how long?

    • Kristen on November 19, 2013

      It should work on high and would probably take around 2.5 hours. I would check it around 2 hours and see if it shreds easily.

      • Adrienne on May 27, 2014

        Hi Kristen,

        This looks great! What can you serve with this dish? Do you think pulled turkey sandwiches would be good???

        Thank you!

  5. Edward on December 4, 2013

    Made this last night – it was good! Thank you for the nice recipe.

    • Sunshine on November 30, 2014

      Edward, what did you serve with this?

  6. Dori on July 4, 2014

    Mine came out super watery! I’m not sure what I did wrong or how to fix it but I was so so looking forward to it. :(

    • Kristen on July 7, 2014

      I am so sorry to hear about that. My best guess is that the turkey breast you bought had a high water content that made everything come out more watery. If this happens in the future I would recommend reducing the sauce on the stove-top after until it thickens up. It usually only takes around 10 minutes to simmer out any extra water.

  7. sarah on August 31, 2014

    The serving size is listed as 1/8 of the total. Can you give an estimate of what this would be measurement-wise? For example, 1/2 cup or 4 oz? Thanks!

  8. Sunshine on November 30, 2014

    What ended up being 1/8 of a serving? 1 cup? Can anyone tell me?

  9. Phil on March 3, 2015

    I’m loving that apple hint sauce. We’ll definitely try this recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing!


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