Easy Crockpot Shredded Chicken

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Think of the possibilities. Salads, sandwiches, tacos, soups and wraps. 

 

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

 

 

I have had a ton of questions sent in about making your own shredded chicken for some Family Fresh Meals recipes. My Avocado Chicken Salad, Cheesy Hot Wing Dip and Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad seem to be the your favorites :)

 

After sending out many emails answering this question, it occurred to me that it would be MUCH easier to simply do a post on how to make Easy Crockpot Shredded Chicken!

 

This Crockpot Shredded Chicken is pretty much the easiest recipe ever!  All you have to do is throw your chicken and spices in the crockpot and go about your day. A few hours later, you have flavorful, moist shredded chicken that you can use throughout the week for salads, sandwiches, wraps, or any of those recipes I mentioned above. 

 

Crockpot Shredded Chicken

Ingredients

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 4 large chicken breasts)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 cup chicken broth

1 tsp all purpose seasoning (such as Mrs. Dash) – if you cannot find this, you can replace with 1/2 tsp of oregano & 1/2 tsp of onion powder

 

 

 Directions:

1. Place all ingredients into your crockpot and cook on HIGH for 3-4  hours or LOW for 5-6 hours. (These times are for fresh chicken. If you are using frozen, you will need to use the greater of the cooking times)

 

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe - Family Fresh Meals - Step 1

 

 

 

2. When cooking time is up, remove chicken from crockpot and place in a large bowl. Shred chicken using two forks. Use right away, or it can be stored in a sealed container and refrigerated for 3-4 days or frozen for up to 2 months. 

 

 

Easy Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

 

 

What are you going to do with all that Easy Crockpot Shredded Chicken?

How about …. 

1. Avocado Chicken Enchiladas

2. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

3. Cheesy Hot Wing Dip

4. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

5. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

6. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

7. Avocado Chicken Salad

8. Chinese Chicken and Rice Soup

 

 

What to make with Easy Shredded Crockpot Chicken - FamilyFreshMeals

 

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Easy Crockpot Shredded Chicken
 
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Corey:
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 4 large chicken breasts)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp all purpose seasoning (such as Mrs. Dash) - if you cannot find this, you can replace with ½ tsp of oregano & ½ tsp of onion powder
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into your crockpot and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 5-6 hours. (These times are for fresh chicken. If you are using frozen, you will need to use the greater of the cooking times)

 

 

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Comments

  1. I can not wait to try this for dinner tonight! My husband is always saying that after the initial meal my crockpot chicken tends to dry out, hopefully this fixes the problem :D

  2. Use your stand mixer with the paddle attachment to quickly shred the chicken.

  3. How do you store the chicken for freezing? Ziploc bags? Glass containers? My husband LOVES shredded chicken so I can see me keeping this on hand. I’m making the cheesy chicken enchiladas right now. :)

  4. If you double the recipe, do you also double the cooking time? Looking for time I should cook on high for 4 lbs of fresh chicken. Thanks!

  5. Hi, I’m making this for the Super Bowl today and wondering if you keep the chicken in the broth when you shred it?
    Thanks, I tasted the chicken and it is great!

  6. Courtney says:

    I was planning on making taco salads for just the two of us tonight, and had only gotten 2 big chicken breasts out to dethaw. Would you suggest I cut the time in half for cooking them, or maybe an hour or so less and just watch them so they don’t overcook?

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