What readers are saying about this recipe
This recipe was my first go at pulled pork and tonight was our second time making it. LOVE it!! It turned out juicy, flavorful and was wicked easy to make. I love that you don’t require braising the outside…didn’t need it after all. Thanks for a great recipe! We’ll definitely keep it in the rotation.Mindy
5 reasons you’ll love it
- It’s truly a “set it and forget it” recipe with only 5-minutes of active prep time.
- The pork comes out so tender and juicy, you can easily shred it with a fork.
- The serving options are endless! Use this slow cooker pulled pork for tacos, sandwiches, bowls and more.
- Made with simple, everyday seasonings so you don’t need to make a special trip to the store for this recipe.
- If you have any dietary restrictions, this recipes is compliant with just about any healthy diet. It’s keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and Paleo.
Tips from an expert home chef
- You don’t need to sear the pork before putting it in the crockpot. Just rub it all over with the delicious homemade seasoning mix and put it in the slow cooker.
- If you don’t have chicken broth on hand, you can use water instead.
- If you like pulled pork with crispy bits, you can transfer the shredded pork to a sheet pan after cooking and broil it for a few minutes to crisp up the ends.
- If making this for meal prep, it will last 5-6 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s also freezer friendly and will last for around 6 months in the freezer.
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Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (Keto + Whole30)
- 4 lb pork butt, (also known as boston butt. Can also use pork shoulder)
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Pepper
- 1 tbsp Garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Onion powder
- 1 tbsp Chili powder
- 1 tbsp Smoked paprika
- 1 cup Chicken broth
- Place all of the seasonings in a small bowl and mix well to make the spice rub.
- Place pork in the slow cooker. Massage the spice rub all over the meat. You may have some left over if you have a smaller cut of meat.
- If you have the time, cover and refrigerate the meat for 3 hours or as long as 24 to let the rub set in. If you are planning ahead, I recommend letting the rub set in. If you don't have the time, just season the pork and start cooking.
- When you're ready to cook, pour the chicken broth into the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- Shred with two forks or tongs and serve. You can spoon some of the juices from the slow cooker on to the pork for serving.
Hi. I want to make this but my pork is 8 1/2 lbs. I know to double the spices but how long will I cook it in the crockpot?
I’d recommend cutting the pork into 3-4 chunks and keep the same cooking time.
Really tasty but very tough to pull apart. I’m not sure if I got a bad cut of meat but unfortunately did not just fall apart like recipes I’ve made in the past. That being said, once shredded it was really good. I served over brown rice with black beans, avocado, pickled jalapeños, salsa verde and some lime juice.
Great recipe- made this today.
1- how is there fiber in pork?
2- what is serving size?
The serving size is 1/8 of the total output. The fiber is from the chicken stock, which is generally made with various vegetables so that’s where you get a little fiber in the nutrition results.
So easy and so delicious! If you are in a Whole 30 rut and don’t know what to eat, make this! It is great as leftovers too!
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My pork is over 8lbs. If I cook it on high in the crockpot rather than low will it still be tender? I have doubled the ingredients for the rub
I highly recommend cooking it in low for tender pork. If you have to do it on high, I suggest cutting a roast of that sized into 6-8 smaller chunks. That will help everything cook through and tenderize more. I hope that helps.
This sounds amazing! Could it be done in an instant pot?
Yes, but I recommend cutting the pork into smaller 2×2-inch cubes for cooking in the IP. You can follow the instructions in this Pork Carnitas Recipe.
Perfect! Making it tonight. Thank you for the recipe.
I had a pulled pork recipe that I loved, but it does not fit my new, clean eating lifestyle. I tried this recipe today and instantly shared with my mom because I loved it! It will definitely be a new staple for my husband and I!
So happy to read this review, thanks for coming back and sharing 🙂
I am 70 years old and I can honestly say pull pork was never a thing in my life ever!
A few years ago we were invited to a backyard party and that’s what they had for the main meal. I was looking forward to trying it…at first glance I was a little chocked that there was no BBQ sauce (because that’s how it was served)…then I tried it and wondered why everyone was saying it was so good because hubby and I found it so dry…then we realized everyone was probably being polite and doing like us…pretending it was good!
The comments on this recipe are all positive so I am thinking of putting it on my Xmas week menu when all the kids are home….it’s so easy and I think they will enjoy it. 🌹
You should definitely try this recipe, it’s not dry at all and so easy!