About every two weeks on Sunday, I make a big batch of slow-cooked shredded chicken. Honestly there’s not too much to say about shredded chicken, except it’s tender, moist, and flavorful, just like chicken should be!
I can’t tell you how much I love having a fresh bag in the fridge and few bags in the freezer, especially on nights when I have no plans for dinner. I can easily make a number of meals just starting with a couple cups of shredded chicken.
A lot of people had been asking exactly how I do my shredded chicken, so by popular request, here it is!
Here’s what you do:
Put a desired amount of raw chicken breasts in a crock pot. I usually do about 3-4 lbs. Remember you can always freeze some! Pour some low sodium chicken broth over the chicken. I use just enough to cover the chicken breasts. Then I add about 5 tbs dried minced onion, celery salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
Cook on low for about 6 hours or high for about 4 hours.
When it’s finished cooking, transfer to a cutting board. Let it cool off for a few minutes or else you’ll burn your fingers, it may still be hot inside!
Take a couple forks and get shreddin’.
Tender, Juicy, Flavorful Shredded chicken to do with whatever your heart desires.
Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken
- 3-4 lbs chicken breast , raw
- 4-5 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 3-4 tbs dried minced onion
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- In a 6-quart slow cooker, add chicken breasts, broth, and seasonings.
- Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 4 hours.
Remove and transfer onto a cutting board, let cool, and shred into pieces. (Or shred with mixer)
Serving size: 3 oz
2 Smart Points (calculated with Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)
0 Freestyle Smart Points for any amount (calculated with Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)