A super easy Crockpot recipe for all purpose shredded chicken! This chicken is seasoned and slow cooked all day, then ready to use in any of your favorite wraps, tacos, or casseroles. Or, you can freeze it to use for later!
Out of all of the recipes on my blog, I have to say this simple, plain Jane looking crockpot full of chicken is one of my absolute favorites.
It’s one of those recipes that is a major lifesaver for me to keep on hand for all of the meal time madness.
This tastes just as good as a rotisserie chicken, but, you can make a BIG batch of it right at home and it lasts for up to two months in the freezer!
My recipe calls for using about 3 pounds of chicken – for me this is four large chicken breasts.
It goes right into the crockpot with some chicken broth and seasonings, and is really “set and forget” recipe because it can cook on low all day and still be amazingly juicy!
So, for the 3 pounds of chicken – I get about 6 cups of shredded chicken total.
Then, I just let it cool after shredding and save about two cups in the refrigerator for the week, and freeze the rest.
I typically save 1-2 cups per zip-lock back, but you can portion it out however you’d like!
You can also easily double this recipe if you want a plethora of shredded chicken on hand.
Another awesome use for this chicken is your weekly meal prep! It really does have all purpose flavor, and goes well with anything! Once it’s cooked and shredded you can add things like hot sauce, ranch dressing, taco seasoning, salsa….etc. and toss it into salads for the week – make life easier and your salad a little less boring!
- 3 Pounds Chicken Breasts About 4 Large
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
Place chicken breasts in bottom of crockpot. Pour chicken broth and seasonings over chicken.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
Remove chicken from crockpot and shred with two forks.
Use the chicken right away in your favorite recipes. Or, allow chicken to cool and portion into zip-top bags and freeze for up to two months.
NOTE: For servings on this recipe I labeled it as 6 cups of shredded chicken TOTAL, rather than serving per person.
NOTE: Cooked/Shredded chicken is good in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, and in the freezer for up to 2 months. Store in a well sealed zip-top bag.