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Crockpot Shredded Chicken

This method for making shredding chicken in the crockpot is so fast, easy, and flavorful! Whether you are using boneless skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or frozen chicken, you will love how tender and juicy your chicken will be. This chicken is prefect to make ahead of time and meal prep for later, or for a recipe you need right away.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, casual
Keyword: Crock-Pot Shredded Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum


  • Slow Cooker


  • 1 lb raw chicken (thighs or breasts)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Season the chicken, then place in slow cooker.
  • Add chicken broth, and turn on. Cook for 2-3 hours on high and 4-5 hours on low heat.
  • Remove from your crockpot and shred using a mixer or two forks.
  • Enjoy!


The BEST methods for shredding your chicken
  • A stand mixer - Remove any bones if needed, and place the cooked chicken in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment. Turn on low and mix until it reaches the desired texture. Be careful not to over shred! If you prefer super juicy chicken, add a little of your broth to the bowl when shredding it.
  • A hand mixer - Remove any bones if needed and set the chicken in a large bowl. Press the beaters into the chicken breasts and turn on low mix thoroughly until fully shredded.
  • By hand - You can go the old fashioned way and pull the chicken by hand. This way, you can easily control how large you want your chunks of chicken to be while carefully removing any bones or tendons. Just make sure to let the chicken cool enough so that it does not burn your hands while shredding.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 467mg | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg