Slow Cooker Chinese Pulled Pork – Super yummy Chinese style pulled pork recipe cooked low and slow in a mouthwatering garlic ginger sauce. Serve with steamed rice and fresh chopped green onions!
This slow cooker pork recipe has become one of my favorite dinner recipes to make in our house. It is so easy to make because you just place everything in your slow cooker and forget about it til’ it’s done! This recipe is the perfect for any night of the week.
Using fresh ginger and garlic is a must! The fresh flavors really give this pork an amazing flavor that ground dry ginger and garlic just can’t really replicate. So make sure to use fresh in this recipe.
We served ours on top of steamed rice with sesame seeds and chopped green onions. You can also serve this recipe freshly steamed veggies, fried rice, chow mien and so much more. I will link some of my favorite recipes to pair with this pork for you below.
This recipe serves about 4 people giving each person a pretty generous portion. If you are cooking for a very large crowd, you can easily double this recipe. Store leftovers completely cooled in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Ingredients you need to make Chinese Pulled Pork:
Pork Roast – Boneless pork butt or shoulder both work great in this recipe. If you only have a bone in pork roast, just remove bone when shredding pork.
Onion – Red, white or yellow onion all work great in this recipe.
Garlic Cloves – I highly recommend using fresh garlic in this recipe.
Ginger – Fresh ginger is best in this recipe.
Water – To help steam pork while cooking and prevent sauce from burning.
Brown Sugar – Light or dark brown sugar both work great in this recipe. If you don’t have brown sugar, you can substitute regular granulated sugar.
White Wine Vinegar – White wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar both work great in this recipe.
Sriracha – Adds a delicious spice to the sauce. You can also use sambal oelek.
Cornstarch – Thickening agent in the sauce.
Sesame Oil – A good quality pure sesame oil is best in this recipe.
Soy Sauce – I recommend using low sodium soy sauce in this recipe, but if you only have regular soy sauce that’s fine too just leave the salt off the pork.
Tools to have on hand for this recipe:
- Slow Cooker / Crockpot – To cook the Chinese pork in.
- Measuring Cups + Spoons – To properly measure all of your ingredients.
- Small Mixing Bowl – To mix the sauce in prior to place in slow cooker.
- Whisk – To whisk the sauce together.
How to make Chinese Pulled Pork in your slow cooker/crockpot:
In a small bowl, mix together all of the sauce ingredients and set aside.
Pat pork roast dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Pour half of the sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker. Place pork roast in the slow cooker and cover with remaining sauce.
Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low heat for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours. When done, pork will be fork tender. (If you need to thicken sauce, add 3 tbsp of crockpot juices to a small bowl with 2 tsp cornstarch and whisk to combine. Pour back into the slow cooker and stir.) Shred pork with two forks.
Serve over steamed rice with chopped green onions (optional).
**Store completely cooled leftover pork in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Side dishes to serve with Chinese Pork:
Creamy Asian Cucumber Salad – Thinly sliced cucumber and red onion tossed in a delicious creamy peanut dressing. This is one of my all time favorite salads! This is by far my favorite salad to serve when I am preparing an Asian style dinner!
Fried Rice – Super simple take out style homemade fried rice with carrots and peas.
Grilled Zucchini – The most delicious zucchini seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper makes the perfect BBQ side dish.
Honey Roasted Whole Carrots – Whole carrots seasoned with honey, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and fresh dill roasted to perfection in the oven.
If you enjoyed this recipe, here are a few more Asian style recipes I think you’ll love:
Garlic Ginger Chicken – Flavor packed Chinese takeout style chicken recipe made with fresh ginger and garlic in a soy sesame caramelized sauce.
Sweet & Sour Chicken – Takeout style Chinese chicken recipe made with crispy chicken and caramelized onions in a delicious sweet and sour sauce.
Sweet and Spicy Crispy Asian Chicken– Just like takeout! Crispy pan fried chicken tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian style glaze.
Chicken Fried Rice – Loaded with chicken, carrots, peas, onions, garlic, rice, and corn. This rice works great as a side dish or as a delicious main course.
Chinese Pulled Pork
- 2 lb. Pork Roast shoulder or butt
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Garlic Ginger Sauce:
- 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves minced
- 1 tbsp Ginger grated or finely chopped
- 3 tbsp Water
- 3 tbsp Brown Sugar light or dark
- 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- 2 tsp Cornstarch
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
- In a small bowl, mix together all of the sauce ingredients and set aside.
- Pat pork roast dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Pour half of the sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker. Place pork roast in the slow cooker and cover with remaining sauce.
- Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low heat for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours. When done, pork will be fork tender. (If you need to thicken sauce, add 3 tbsp of crockpot juices to a small bowl with 2 tsp cornstarch and whisk to combine. Pour back into the slow cooker and stir.) Shred pork with two forks.
- Serve over steamed rice with chopped green onions (optional).