How to Make Shredded Chicken in the Slow Cooker
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How to Make Shredded Chicken in the Slow Cooker

For making the most tender chicken for shredding, the slow cooker is terrific. Set-it-and-forget-it, resulting in super moist, soft chicken every time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Katie Workman



  • 2 pounds chicken pieces any kind, but boneless skinless breasts or thighs are the easiest to shred
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth preferably less-sodium


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a slows cooker, and pour in the broth. Either cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then use your fingers or two forks to pull the chicken in shreds or chunks as desired.
  • Strain the broth and reserve for any recipe calling for chicken broth.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 226mg | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg