Crockpot Shredded Chicken – 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!

crock pot shredded chicken

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!

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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.

crock pot shredded chicken

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!

Some of my fave ways to use this chicken are in my One Pot Buffalo Chicken Tortellini, these Crispy Chicken Wraps, and my BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos.

Enjoy!

~Nichole

4.98 from 298 votes

Easy CrockPot Shredded Chicken

Crockpot Shredded Chicken - 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!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 6 hours
Total 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 Cups

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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241 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I always default to this recipe when I want to do my biweekly shredded chicken. It’s tasty and easy.

  2. 5 stars
    I just made this for the first time, thank you for the recipe! I want to try meal prepping more and feel like this will be perfect. After I shred the chicken, I don’t add it back to the liquid, right? I just can save it as is and discard the liquid.

      1. I ended up removing it from the broth and added a little bit of broth back to the chicken when I was saving it, but not much. It was good!

  3. 5 stars
    Solid recipe for making your own shredded chicken. I’ve used this several times for enchiladas. Always happy. Very simple!

  4. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe again and again and it turns out juicy and great every time. I have used this chicken in my chicken enchilada soup, tacos, enchiladas and just to eat. Easy and YUM!

  5. 5 stars
    Love this recipe…so simple to make. Salad topping, or subs…to making dips. I jusy made a batch today for a buffalo chicken dip. I did not have chicken broth, but substituted a cup of water and a powdered chicken base. Perfect!

  6. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious! It was the only recipe I found that just addressed simply seasoned pulled chicken. It allows for any additional seasonings and recipe applications later if desired. I had just the right amount of chicken, too! Thank you so much!