Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe

This dish Crockpot shredded chicken is my favourite way to make an easy lunch, dinner, or snack. It is my favourite way to make an easy lunch, dinner, or snack. This slow cooker shredded chicken dish can be used to make buffalo chicken dip, sliders, Chicken Casseroles, Pasta Salads or in any recipe that calls for shredded chicken!

You can turn this recipe into shredded chicken tacos by adding in some Taco Seasoning. Or, you can serve it mound on a plate next to some beans and coleslaw for a delicious shredded BBQ chicken dinner. You can make the list of variations with slow cooker shredded chicken is endless! Prep it ahead of time and freeze it for easy meals in minutes!

Time Zone

Time is an important fact for cooking. Great timing can make your dish more healthy and tasty. And if you are a new cook or learner, you must be careful with the time.

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: 2 hours

TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 5 minutes

crockpot shredded chicken

Yield: 4 Servings. This dish is enough for four adult people, but if you have children, more people can have this dish. Prepare it for your family or if you are heaving group of people at your home without worrying.

Ingredients

Be careful when you are buying the ingredients. It should be fresh and pure. Your dish’s taste mainly depends on them. I suggest you should collect them by yourself.

  • Four chicken breast average 7 oz each.
  • 1/2 onion sliced 1/2″ thick.
  • One cup of chicken broth.
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt or to taste.
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning to taste.
  • Fresh herbs a few sprigs.

Instructions:

  1. In the bottom of the crockpot, layer onion, chicken breast, seasonings, and herbs. Add broth.
  2. Cook on high for 2.5-3 hours (or on low for 5-6 hours).
  3. Using two forks, shred chicken. Stir in some of the juices/broth.

Recipe Notes

Chicken breasts can range in size from 5oz to 10oz, so it’s important to note the size. Larger chicken breasts may need longer while smaller chicken breasts may cook quicker. Ensure chicken reaches 165°F before shredding.

Nutrition information

When we choose foods for our-self, we would like to choose the nutritious once. They are good for our body, mind, and health. This Bourbon Chicken is also a healthy and nutritious dish. The nutrition facts of this dish are:

Daily Value

Calories: 133, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 238mg, Potassium: 451mg, Protein: 24g, Vitamin A: 35%, Vitamin C: 4%, Calcium: 9%, Iron: 0.5%.

* An adult healthy person’s Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. But it can be may be higher or lower depending on the calorie you need. Everyone doesn’t need the same calories. To know your calorie, see the doctor and made a list of it.

**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. The amount is based on available nutrient data. Information is not currently available for this nutrient. And remember, if you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

Note: Foods are for our health so that we can be healthy and fit. But if you are sick, or on any special meditation or on a diet and taking doctor’s recommended foods only, please check your list or consult with your doctor before heaving it.

How Long To Cook Chicken in Crockpot to Shred

  • To get the consistency right for shredded cooked chicken, you have to cook longer than you would if you were making cutlets, for instance. Remember that all slow cookers vary somewhat so you may need to adjust the timing to find the ‘sweet spot’ for your slow cooker.
  • If you are starting with four boneless chicken breasts (7oz each), set the crockpot on high for 2 1/2 hours and it will be ready to shred. This easy pulled chicken recipe can also be cooked on low for 5 hours or so.
  • Keep in mind. Chicken breasts can range in size from 5oz to 10oz, so its important to note the size. Larger chicken breasts may need longer while smaller chicken breasts may cook quicker. You’ll want to ensure they reach a temperature of 165°F.

Can I Put Frozen Chicken In The Crockpot?

  • Official food safety experts caution against putting the chicken in the slow cooker. The concern is that the slow thawing process means the chicken will linger too long in the danger zone, between – 40°F – 140°F – when bacteria can multiply.
  • While I don’t recommend it, the reality is, many cooks put frozen chicken in a Crockpot by cooking the chicken on high at first until it is 165°F.

Can I Put Frozen Chicken In The Crockpot?

  • Official food safety experts caution against putting the chicken in the slow cooker. The concern is that the slow thawing process means the chicken will linger too long in the danger zone, between – 40°F – 140°F – when bacteria can multiply.
  • While I don’t recommend it, the reality is, many cooks put frozen chicken in a Crockpot by cooking the chicken on high at first until it is 165°F.

How to Defrost Chicken Quickly

  • I would suggest defrosting your chicken breasts (instead of cooking frozen) by placing in a sealed freezer bag. After that Place the bag in a sink or bowl of cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes.
  • Chicken breasts (that are frozen separate and not in a large clump) should be defrosted within 30 minutes or so.

How to Make Shredded Chicken in Crockpot

The best and fastest way to make crockpot shredded chicken is to start with boneless, thawed chicken breasts. This recipe can easily be adapted to whatever savoury herbs, spices or sauces you prefer. It would be best if you had a little broth to keep the chicken moist as it cooks.

To make the best crockpot shredded chicken:

Layer sliced onion, chicken breasts, broth and seasonings in your crockpot.

And then Cover and let the slow cooker work its magic.

Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Stir in some of the slow cooker juices if desired.

If you are planning to make shredded chicken bbq, then you can substitute some boneless chicken thighs for all or some of the breasts. Dark meat has more poultry flavour and benefits from spicy, vinegary sauces.

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