Easy Shredded Chicken (and why you should make it all the time)
I know what you’re thinking. Boring!! It’s just shredded chicken. What’s so great about that? Well, this recipe is nothing out of the ordinary, it’s pretty basic but all the things you can do with it are definitely not. The possibilities are endless and most importantly, a meal can be thrown together pretty quickly with it.
Shredded chicken is a staple in our home, especially when things are hectic. It’s quick, easy, and most importantly, super versatile. What I love most about it is that I can use if for so many different things, which makes it convenient to have on hand. I love making this especially when I know I have a busy day or week ahead of me. I throw it in the slow cooker (or Instant Pot), shred it with my hand mixer, and keep it on deck for whatever I’m craving that day and am able to whip up a quick and usually healthy meal. One of my go to favorites is mixing it in with my favorite BBQ sauce. G Hughes Sugar Free condiments are delicious and low in calories.
Although I do love the convenience of the Instant Pot, I much prefer the taste of the chicken when I make it in the slow cooker. What do you prefer?
How do you feel about burgers? Give this cheeseburger casserole a try and let me know what you think!
Easy Shredded Chicken
This super simple and delicious shredded chicken can be eaten all on it’s own or made into so many other tasty recipes. It’s convenient to have on hand and is so versatile that you’ll never run out of options!
2-3 lbs chicken breast
1 cup of chicken broth
Seasoning of choice
(minced onion and garlic if desired)
- Place seasoned chicken breast into the slow cooker
- Pour chicken broth over chicken
- Set on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7-8 hours
- Once fully cooked, remove chicken from left over juices and shred. The hand mixer is a great way to quickly shred the chicken but two forks will get the job done as well.
You can add minced garlic and/or onion for more flavor. I like to keep it as simple as possible so that I can adjust the flavor of the chicken depending on what I will be making with it.