Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Yield: About 6 cups shredded chicken

Tessa Arias This ridiculously easy, tender, and juicy slow cooker shredded chicken is perfect for so many recipes and the shredded chicken can be frozen for later! Polar vortex, arctic cold, wind...
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14 Responses to “Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken”

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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — January 8, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Oh, such a great recipe! Shredded chicken is wonderful in so many dishes and, since it freezes so beautifully, it’s great to have on hand to add to a quick meal! Love your “recipe rundown!” 🙂

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    Marty — January 8, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Had to laugh over your weather comments, as we are in our second snow day due to snow and polar air. You can come visit if you want! I’ll take you to Niagara Falls. 🙂

    Thanks for a simple recipe that I think I’ll do today.

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    Christi @ Love From The Oven — January 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Slow cooker chicken is my go to when I have no idea what to make, which would be about 50% of the time. Can’t wait to try your version. Seriously one of the most versatile things and even picky eaters approve, have to love that. Have a great day Tessa!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — January 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Freezing bags with shredded chicken sounds like a genius idea! It will solve most of my dinner problems, I’m sure. This chicken looks so so tender, yum!
    Have a lovely day! x

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    Christine — January 8, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I am amazed how the kitchenaid shreds the chicken. I do not have one yet, but am thinking about getting one over here in Germany. Which kitchenaid do you recommend? They have artisan or classic in two sizes overe here.
    and is this really just the plastic paddle?

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    Christine — January 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Oh and my slow cooker only has high and low. so do I need high to get the demanded temp?

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      Tessa — January 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Hi! I have the artisan-series 5quart mixer and I love it! I also have both the standard metal paddle attachment and a plastic one that scrapes the edges of the bowl. I’ve used both for shredding chicken, the metal leaves larger chunks while the plastic one shreds more finely. Cook on low temperature, you lessen the chance of overcooking the chicken that way. Hope that helps!

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    Denise — January 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you so much for this idea. I’m always thinking up last minute dinners that require pre-cooked chicken but all the chicken is frozen breasts that will take too long to cook. This is a fantastic and easy idea for those last minute needs.

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    Marvin — February 19, 2014 at 12:47 am

    This recipe is truly awesome. It’s so versatile, ridiculously easy, and tastes great. I love the aroma it makes, which fills my house. I don’t normally post reviews, but I fully endorse this recipe. I’m going to make sure I keep a stash in the freezer at all times. Thanks and very nice job!

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    Angela — February 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful flavorful recipe. You are a lifesaver with the mixer idea. I’ve always avoided recipes requiring shredding because it is so time consuming. This tasted wonderful and my lucky 6 yr old couldn’t get enough of the chicken.

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    Esperanza — March 10, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. I don’t have a temp slow cooker, shall I assume I cook the chicken for 2 1/2 hours?

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    Paige — November 17, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    LOVE this recipe. Just made a batch w 6 chicken breasts and adjusted chicken stock. I’ve split into three 1 quart-sized t ziploc bags, put 2 in the freezer for future use, one in the fridge for dinner remix this week. I’m dying to figure out if this can be done with other proteins! Shredded beef recipes, anyone?

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    Ellon St. Croix — March 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I just recently started making this chicken because it freezes so well! It’s great to know I have something to help whip up a quick meal, right there in the freezer. BTW, I also do this with Slow cooker pulled pork!

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    Allison — January 15, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This is so simple and delicious! I used this recipe last week and it’s perfect to come home to, warm up and put on a tortilla for tacos or right on top of a salad.

    Thank you so much!

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