Easy Shredded Chicken in the Slow Cooker

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5 min 4 h 1
Easy Shredded Chicken in the Slow Cooker
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This is a basic slow cooker/crock pot recipe for shredded chicken. You can make this one time a week and use it throughout to add to salads and quick dinners!

Ingredients for 1 meal

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1 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (if frozen, thaw for 1-2 hours first)
1/4 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium (or water)


  1. Add the ingredients to the slow cooker: Place the chicken and stock or water in the bowl of a 4-quart or larger slow cooker.
  2. Cook the chicken: Cover the slow cooker with the lid. Cook until the chicken is tender and registers an internal temperature of 165°F, 4 to 5 hours on low, or 2 to 3 hours on high.
  3. Frozen chicken will take longer, about 5-6 hours, depending on size of chicken. Check at 4 hours.
  4. Shred the chicken: While the chicken is still warm, transfer it to a cutting board or large plate and use 2 forks to shred the meat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 245
Calories from fat 35
Calories from saturated fat 8.6
Total Fat 3.9 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 132 mg
Sodium 274 mg
Potassium 658 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 52 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.6

Energy sources



Ways to use slow cooker chicken throughout the week:

  • Add to any kind of salad for extra protein!
  • Make some quinoa or cauliflower rice. Stir in soy sauce, hot sauce or other seasonings. Add in chicken for a quick lunch! 
  • Season with taco seasonings and make lettuce wrapped tacos or taco salad! 
  • Great topper for baked sweet potatoes!
  • Add to curry! 
  • Make pesto zucchini noodle pasta!
  • The possibilities are endless!