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Chipotle pulled pork with pickled onions, pickles, and coleslaw

Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork

  • Author: Chelsea at
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Slow cooker pulled pork works perfectly for busy weeknights or weekly meal prep! Just pop it in a slow cooker and let it cook to perfection. Serve with pickled onions, pickles, and coleslaw for a full meal!


  • 4-5 pound pork shoulder or pork butt roast
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 cups apple juice


  1. In a small bowl, combine the chipotle powder, sea salt, paprika, mustard, cumin, garlic powder, and black pepper in a small bowl. Spread the spice rub over the pork shoulder evenly, coating every nook and cranny of the meat.
  2. Pour the apple juice into the slow cooker crock. Place the pork shoulder inside. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Using kitchen tongs or two forks, gently shred the pork into large chunks. Use tongs to toss the pork with the liquid in the bottom of the crock.
  4. Serve the pulled pork with simple coleslaw, pickles, and/or pickled onions. Store leftovers in a sealed container for up to a week in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Keywords: slow cooker, crockpot, chipotle pulled pork, paleo, whole30, low carb, keto