Easiest Moist and Tasty Shredded Chicken

As a working momma I am always looking for a quick and easy dinner. Crock pot meals are very easy because you can get the stuff together the night before and dump it in and set it for the day. Even better is when I can make something during the day and then use it for multiple things later – intro for the easiest moist and tasty shredded chicken.

This chicken cooks all day – and then can be used for tacos, salads, burritos, sandwiches, nachos, and of course chicken salad. The list really could go on and on.

Because you cook this in the crock pot it is an excellent choice for working or stay at home moms. You can’t fail with this chicken. As I was getting ready to shred this chicken in my new fancy way that I will share in two or so sentences, I noticed that it already was shredding in the crock pot. Bonus for me! But I will tell you how to shred in half the time…no forks for this momma. I will give you a clue – okay not a clue I will tell you exactly how you shred without two forks laboring away. You use a stand mixer and either a paddle or whisk attachment! When I found out you could do this it was amazing to me. I had literally no idea this was a thing. So if you are behind the curve like I was. Now you know, we can be cutting edge together.

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Easiest Moist and Tasty Shredded Chicken
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This easy crockpot shredded chicken will be a big hit with the whole family. Can be used in many different recipes and the best part is you set and forget! For this recipe I used 2 chicken breasts, but feel free to use more or less. I would keep the seasoning the same unless you are tripling the recipe. Then double the spices.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 Cups chicken 10 Minutes
Cook Time
6-8 Hours
Servings Prep Time
3-4 Cups chicken 10 Minutes
Cook Time
6-8 Hours
Easiest Moist and Tasty Shredded Chicken
Print Recipe
This easy crockpot shredded chicken will be a big hit with the whole family. Can be used in many different recipes and the best part is you set and forget! For this recipe I used 2 chicken breasts, but feel free to use more or less. I would keep the seasoning the same unless you are tripling the recipe. Then double the spices.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 Cups chicken 10 Minutes
Cook Time
6-8 Hours
Servings Prep Time
3-4 Cups chicken 10 Minutes
Cook Time
6-8 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Cups chicken
Instructions
  1. Put all spices into a bowl and mix together.
  2. Add chicken and coat well using all the spice ( if you can't get it all on the chicken dump the rest on top of the chicken once in the crockpot).
  3. Add water to crockpot, then add chicken. I like to start with 1/2 cup of water (you can use chicken broth) and and add 2 Tablespoons at a time if the chicken needs more.
  4. Put the lid on and cook on high for 2 hours and put on low until chicken starts to shred (You can also cook on low the whole time for a little longer cook time).
  5. Once chicken is no longer tough to shred, empty contents into stand mixer. Use paddle attachment (I have seen the whisk attachment used, but it could over time warp the piece) and turn on. Viola! Your chicken is shredded in no time!
Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be made and some of the chicken frozen for later. You can do other flavor combos but the seasoning is oretty versatile. I have added bbq sauce with this seasoning and it gives a good base. Hope you enjoy!!

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20 thoughts on “Easiest Moist and Tasty Shredded Chicken

    1. Your welcome! It is such a great thing to have on hand as it lends to lots of different recipes. It also cuts dinner time way down since the chicken is done you only have to reheat! Thanks for checking it out!

    1. LOL! This chicken is perfect for tacos. The base seasoning goes great with anything so you could add some taco seasoning on top of it and I know they would be super tasty! Let me know if you like it!

  1. I’m not a fan of anything shredded meat related – like pulled pork or shredded chicken. I find it make the mean really chewy and take away the goodness of the meat. But that might just be me.

    1. No I get what you mean. I only like shredded meat if it is done right because it can get chewy and dry. I appreciate you taking the time to check it out anyways!

    1. Let me know if you like it! It really is. It is great for meal planning too, because you can plan meals around using this chicken as a base for work lunches or easy dinners!

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