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Shredded Chicken in the Slow Cooker

The easiest way to make juicy shredded chicken in the slow cooker. A real time saver for meal prep.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cups shredded
Calories 431 kcal


  • 6 lbs Chicken Breasts, about 5 large
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder


  • Put chicken in the slow cooker and pour in broth. Sprinkle on the seasonings.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Shred with 2 forks while it is still hot.
  • Use right away or freeze in 1-2 cup portions for later use.
  • Strain out broth and save for later use. Can be frozen as well.


Calories calculated for 1 cup shredded chicken.
Keyword Chicken