Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Author: Stephanie Kay

This slow cooker shredded chicken calls for boneless and skinless breasts for this recipe, but chicken thighs work very well too. You can also use bone-in breast, the cooking will just take a little longer.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Slow Cooker
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  1. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker, spreading them out evenly, pour in water and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  3. Some moisture will come out of the chicken during the cooking process so you don’t need much liquid.
  4. Once cooked, remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and place on a large cutting board. Using two forks, pull chicken apart until shredded into bite-size pieces.
  5. Once shredded, the chicken can be kept as is, or you can add any sauces or flavourings at this point. I like to mix it with some pestochimichurri or my piri piri sauce for extra flavour.
  6. Chicken can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Keywords: crockpot, chicken breast, easy, healthy