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Perfect Crock Pot Shredded Chicken

Perfect Crock Pot Shredded Chicken is so versatile and can be used for so many recipes! Use it in pasta casseroles, for chicken salad, tacos or just put it on a sandwich or salad!

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How to Make Perfect Crock Pot Shredded Chicken

This recipe is easy to make and the crock pot will do all of the work for you! To start, clean up your chicken breast if needed by trimming off the fat. Then, place all of the chicken into the crock pot and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Check the temperature of the chicken before shredding to be sure that it is fully cooked. It should be 165 degrees.

Finally, shred the chicken. There are a couple of tricks to this to make it extra easy. For bigger pieces of chicken, shred with two forks. For smaller shredded chicken (like pictured), use a hand mixer or stand mixer to shred the chicken. If using a hand mixer, move the chicken into a glass or metal bowl before using the mixer. The more you use the mixer the smaller the pieces of chicken will become.

Then, go ahead and use your chicken as desired. Find some recipes below or use it in any recipe that calls for cooked and shredded chicken.

Recipes That Can Use Shredded Chicken

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can shredded chicken stay in the fridge?

Shredded chicken will stay good in the refrigerator for about 5-6 days. Keep it in an airtight container and only heat up what you plan to use right away.

Is shredded chicken healthy?

Yes! This recipe has no added ingredients other than a little seasoning!

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perfect crock pot shredded chicken in the crock pot

Perfect Crock Pot Shredded Chicken

Yield: Varies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

This Perfect Crock Pot Shredded Chicken is so versatile and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 2-5 pounds chicken
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Clean up your chicken breast if needed by trimming the fat off.
  2. Place all of the chicken into the crock pot and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the chicken on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Check the temperature of the chicken before shredding to be sure that it is fully cooked. It should be 165 degrees. 
  4. When cooked through, shred the chicken. There are a couple of tricks to this to make it extra easy. For bigger pieces of chicken, shred with two forks. For smaller shredded chicken (like pictured), use a hand mixer or stand mixer to shred the chicken. If using a hand mixer, move the chicken into a glass or metal bowl before using the mixer. The more you use the mixer the smaller the pieces of chicken will become.
  5. Use your chicken as desired or let cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 4 oz chicken
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 27g

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