Looking for an easy way to meal prep? Check out this simple Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe that is perfect to turn into so many meals!
I try to hit the grocery store only once a week. This not only helps me not be at the store everyday, but forces me to do a bit of meal planning. When I find a good deal on chicken breasts, I buy an extra pack and make this Crockpot Shredded Chicken. This simple recipe can be turned into several meals and makes life so much easier!
How to Make Crockpot Shredded Chicken
This recipe isn't fascinating or full of ingredients. In fact, it's pretty simple. It does make your dinner prep so much easier later in the week though.
In your crockpot (I used a 6 qt slow cooker), place boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken broth, and some seasoning of your choice. I love using this Chicken Dry Rub! Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3 hours.
When you chicken is cooked through, shred it with two forks.
You can skip the forks and use a hand held mixer on a low speed. Your chicken will be shredded perfectly and quickly!
Recipes to Use Shredded Chicken
This is my favorite part! This is just perfectly lightly seasoned cooked chicken. You can use it in ANY recipe that uses chicken. Talk about making meal prep easy! Some of my favorite ways to use it are...
- Chicken Salad
- BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
- Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Cheesy Chicken Empanadas
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Add to Casseroles
- Use in Wraps
- On Salads
- In soups
Can you freeze it?
Yes you can! You can take your cooked shredded chicken and place it in freezer bags. Then, when you are ready to mix it in to a recipe or use it, just thaw and heat. It is that simple. You can keep it in your freezer for about 4 months without it loosing its quality.
Great for Keto
If you are eating Keto, or low carb, this recipe is perfect to help you meal prep for the week. The chicken in straight protein and great to top with cheese or serve with veggies for a quick meal. It is so helpful to have the chicken already cooked and ready to go.
Crockpot Shredded Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 1/2 tsp chicken rub (or seasoning salt)
- Place chicken breasts into a 4qt or larger crockpot.
- Pour chicken broth over the chicken, and sprinkle with seasoning.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
- Shred with a fork and enjoy.
More Crockpot Chicken Recipes
- Crockpot Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, & Green Beans Recipe
- Crockpot Chicken Marsala Recipe
- DELICIOUS Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing Dinner
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 running her own business, homeschooling, and managing a household. She creates yummy crockpot recipes to help her spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing what she loves.