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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

This is the kind of recipe that is super easy and practically required for everyone to have in their rotation! Perfect for meal prep and making many of your favorite recipes, this is how you make Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken.

shredded chicken in white bowl

If you have shredded cooked chicken on hand, then you are winning at life. Having batches of precooked chicken will save you time, energy and stress on busy days.
It takes less than 5 minutes to toss this in the slow cooker and can yield several meals.
I like having things on hand I know that I can use instead of eating out, and having shredded chicken allows me to make everything from tacos to casseroles with little stress.
chicken and broth ready to cook

Ingredient Notes

  • You could also use boneless skinless chicken thighs if desired

adding broth to chicken breasts to cook in slow cooker

 

Preparation Notes

  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker and cover and cook

cooked chicken breast in slow cooker

  • Chicken is done when it reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees F and shreds easily with fork

shredded chicken in freezer bag

 

Equipment Notes

  • I used a 3 quart regular slow cooker
  • You will need zipper freezer bags or stasher bags for storing leftovers in the freezer

Recipe Notes

  • You can easily halve or double this recipe as needed
  • Simply make sure the chicken is fully covered with broth

How To Store Leftovers

  • Let cool completely then store in air tight containers in fridge up to 3 days
  • Divide into 1/2 or 1 pound portions and freeze for up to 3 months

shredded chicken in white bowl

shredded chicken in white bowl

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Jennifer Draper
This is the kind of recipe that is super easy and practically required for everyone to have in their rotation! Perfect for meal prep and making many of your favorite recipes, this is how you make Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken.




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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 143 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3 cups chicken broth

Instructions
 

  • Add ingredients to slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
  • Remove chicken breast and use forks to shred

Notes

  • Easily halve or double this recipe 
  • Make sure the chicken is fully covered with broth
  • Let cool completely, store in air tight containers in fridge up to 3 days 
  • Divide into 1/2 or 1 pound portions and freeze for up to 3 months

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 26gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 158mgPotassium: 496mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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