Flavorful Shredded Chicken Recipe in the Slow Cooker

I have some great and easy meals to share with you this week using this Flavorful Shredded Chicken from my slow cooker.  

They all start with the same base:   Shredded Chicken.  Today, I am sharing with you my recipe for a terrific shredded chicken in the slow cooker that is delicious enough to eat alone.  In the next few days, I will share some great recipes for meals using the shredded chicken.

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You don’t want to cook all the flavor out of your chicken.  That is so easy to do.  You want to add some flavor back into your chicken as it loses some of its natural flavor in the cooking process.  I add either chicken base or chicken broth (whichever I happen to have on hand at the time) and Tony Chachere’s Cajun/Creole Seasoning (my favorite go-to season-all).  Sometimes, I add garlic, herbs, onions, bell peppers, etc to jazz up a recipe.

Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning is my favorite go-to seasoning.

Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning is my favorite go-to seasoning.


Are you ready to make some flavorful shredded chicken?  Check out the recipe below!


Flavorful Shredded Chicken Recipe in the Slow Cooker

Flavorful Shredded Chicken Recipe in the Slow Cooker


  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth, Chicken bouillon, Chicken base, or even Veggie Broth
  • Your favorite seasoning (I use Tony Chachere’s)
  • Anything else your heart desires: garlic, onion, bell pepper, herbs, seasonings, spice, flavors
  • Water (enough to cover the chicken)


  • Put everything in the slow cooker and add enough water to cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
  • Adjust cooking times for your slow cooker. My Ninja cooking system will cook a good bit faster than this, but my daughter’s slow cooker would need more time than this.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, drain the water.
  • The quickest way to shred the chicken is to use a hand mixer or a food processor, but two forks will do the job just fine.
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That’s it!  Now you have shredded chicken to be used in a myriad of delicious and easy dinners.

Recipes using the shredded chicken:

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Caesar Chicken Sandwich

Shredded Chicken & Gravy


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About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children's Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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