slow cooker shredded chicken is plated and ready to eat.

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Saves Time and Money

Have you been tempted to buy shredded chicken at the grocery store?

When you’re in a hurry this option looks attractive.

But at almost four times the cost of buying uncooked chicken breast, is it really worth the convenience?

I’ve discovered that its just as easy to cook your own shredded chicken in the slow cooker as it is to drive to the store and buy it.

You can make slow cooker shredded chicken on the weekend and have cooked chicken on hand for lunches and dinners during the week. Or, throw it in the slow cooker the day you want it, and make extra for leftovers.

I like using shredded chicken to add protein to salads, sandwich wraps, and soups.

Save money, time, and keep control over the ingredients. What more could you ask ?

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Make your own shredded chicken to use in lunches and dinners during the week. It's easy and saves time and money.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shredded chicken
Servings: 2
Author: A. JoAnn

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breast halves
  • 2 c. broth or water more or less as needed to cover meat

optional:

  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 onion, trimmed
  • 1 celery stalk

Instructions

  • Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Even frozen chicken breasts can go directly in the slow cooker.
  • Add any of the optional ingredients of your choice.
  • Completely cover meat with broth or water.
  • Start slow cooker on "high" for about an hour until liquid is simmering.
  • Turn slow cooker down to low for remaining cook time.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred or chop meat as desired to use in your recipes.
  • Strain cooking liquid and save for recipes, or discard.