Crock Pot Shredded Chicken

Life gets a little busy around here sometimes!  

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So here is one of my quick and easy crock pot recipes to help keep me eating healthy when life gets crazy.  It is simple, really, and probably doesn’t actually need a whole blog post but you are getting one anyway!  It is an easy staple to have on hand that lends itself to so many different recipes and eating styles.

Crock-Pot Shredded Chicken

Into a Crock-Pot add:

6 pounds of frozen chicken breast

2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp salt

ground black pepper to taste

Turn on low and allow to simmer for 8 to 10 hours.  When it is done, you should be able to shred it easily by stirring with a fork.  

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Options:

~If you are following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, this is a great base all 3 fuel types.  Add it to brown rice and veggies for an E meal.  Use it as the protein base for an FP meal and add butter and sauces or use in S recipes that call for chicken.

~You can portion this out and freeze in individual serving sizes for later use.

~There are so many great ways to use this tasty staple, use your imagination and feel free to comment with your favorite uses!

~You can use this chicken on salads of all kinds.  Here is one of my favorites

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Kale-Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Here are a few other recipes that I use this Shredded Chicken with:

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Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

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Lentil-Kale Soup

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Sweet Potato & Oat Soup

Have a Fabulous day!

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10 thoughts on “Crock Pot Shredded Chicken

    • Of course you can use any cuts of chicken you want in the crock pot. This recipe is one that I make with breast because I like to have shredded chicken on hand for use in other dishes. I do sometimes cook a whole chicken in the crock-pot as a single meal but I like to add whole onions, garlic and other seasoning to it so it really would be a whole different recipe.

    • Because I usually do this with frozen breast, they let off lots of liquid so I never have to add any. If your chicken is completely defrosted and you have drained the liquid then it could possibly need a tad but I have never done it that way so I can’t tell you for sure.

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