Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

This easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken is juicy, flavorful and simple to make.

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken | Inspiration KitchenYou know the ice cream maker I bought last week?

The Husband’s first comment was “Yet another kitchen gadget?ย  Where in the world are you going to store that thing?”

Am I a bad wife if my first thought was “On your side of the bed if you’re not careful mister!”ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken | Inspiration Kitchen

Then he tasted the Candied Pecan Maple Ice Cream and that got him to clam up real good.ย  Mmmmm, hmmmm.ย  I thought so.ย  It was all I could do to not break out the “Told ya! Told ya!ย  I told ya, told ya, told ya so!” dance.

Am I the only one that remembers that from Will & Grace?

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken | Inspiration KitchenOk, let’s talk chicken.

Love itย  orย  no likey-like?

Me?ย  I am a hhhuuugggeee chicken fan.ย  I love keeping it around for sandwiches, appetizers or snacks for a simple, easy and healthy protein boost.

And, this recipe couldn’t be any easier.ย  The best thing is, you can make up a big batch, shred it, and use it during the week for lunches or quick dinners.ย  Here’s a few ideas:ย  use it in this Creamy Chicken Soup, these Smoked Almond Chicken Salad Bites, or even these Chicken Salad Sandwiches.

Need I mention: Wraps, Burritos, Enchiladas, Tostadas…ย  The possibiliities are endless.

See why I love it?

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken | Inspiration KitchenThis recipe cooks on low for 8 hours in the slow cooker and you’ll be lucky to get it out of the slow cooker with a fork it’s so tender!ย  It almost shreds itself!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

I use frozen chicken breasts because they’re easy…but fresh chicken breasts work just as well.

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken | Inspiration KitchenSo, tell me… how do you use shredded chicken?


Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken
Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken is only 5 ingredients and can be used in nearly any recipe.
Recipe type: Main
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  1. Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker and set on low heat for 8 hours.
  2. Pour chicken broth over the top of the chicken breasts and season with salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Cook (covered) on low heat for 8 hours.
  3. Remove chicken breasts and shred.
  4. *see notes*
*I used 6 frozen chicken breasts. Also, you can shred either by using two forks and shredding the chicken by hand OR you can place chicken in your Kitchenaide mixer and use the paddle attachment and it will shred your chicken beautifully!

Recipe from Gimme Some Oven.


    • says

      Yes, it would be hard to sleep if an ice cream maker were competing for your side of the bed, yes? LOL. I love chicken too – and it’s so easy to use in nearly any recipe – which makes it a great base for anything! Have a beautiful week, my friend.

  1. says

    I’m a little weird about chicken and meat in general. I like it, but don’t want it to taste plain meat. I need lots of flavor. Plain unseasoned or under seasoned meat is yucky to me. That is one reason I love the slow cooker. It adds so much good flavor! I need to make some of this today! I love the idea of having chicken ready to go and this way is so easy. Pinning!
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    • says

      Thanks for the pin Cindy! I am sssooo with you. Meat must taste like something and NOT just plain meat. Yuck! ๐Ÿ™‚ Slow cookers just impart that special juicy flavor with the mix of spices that can’t be replicated any way else. Just like a rotisserie!

  2. says

    My husband’s eyebrows always go up when he spies “another kitchen gadget”, but it doesn’t take long before he’s on board! He was skeptical about the ice cream maker too, but come onโ€ฆhomemade ice cream! I definitely likey my chicken, and I love this pulled version! Tacos, chicken soup, quesadillas, you name it, I love it! I’m so on board with throwing in frozen chicken, too. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • says

      Exactly Sarah – that’s what I was going for. Easy, simple and you can use it in anything during busy weeknights! So glad you like it!

  3. says

    Hahaha you and your husband are so cute, that story was hilarious:) If there’s one kitchen gadget I can’t live without, it’s definitely our slow cooker. Love that you can set and forget and then BAM, dinner’s ready ๐Ÿ™‚ This chicken sounds perfect for having chicken ready to use for any meal! Can’t wait to try this, pinning : )

    • says

      Thanks for the pin Kelly. Yes, I love my slow cooker too and couldn’t live without it. It just makes like so much simpler. Have a beautiful day!

    • says

      I use it in the summer time to keep the heat in the house down! ๐Ÿ™‚ But, you’re right – it’s definitely more suited for fall and winter!

  4. says

    Shredded chicken? Love it! I’ll pretty much add it to anything – sandwiches, salads, nachos! You name it. Would you know that I’ve never used a slow cooker before? I always see slow cooker recipes and think they’re brilliant, so I think this fall I most definitely need to take the plunge. Even though the kitchen storage space is just about maxed out in our apartment, but I’m sure I can find some room sooomewhere!
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  5. says

    I love chicken. My favorite protein by far! This is such an easy way to make it! Would go great in so many meals too! Thank you for sharing!

  6. AdiScoth says

    Very Good! And so easy. We had company, and what a great meal! I served it with Layered Salad and corn bread. Fantastic! It was also nice because I was able to put it in the crockpot in less then five minutes and take the rest of the day to prepare for guest.

    • says

      I’m so glad you liked it! It’s one of our favorite quick meals – so I’m glad you found it easy and stress free so you could enjoy your guests!

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