Sunday, December 9, 2012

Shredded chicken

This shouldn't even qualify as a recipe. Maybe I should tag this as a helpful hint. Hm, decisions, decisions.

I make this frequently. Some recipes I have call for it, but I do it plain and simple as well.
I like to make this and have it on hand always. I freeze portions in bags for later use.

Talk about an easy weeknight dinner, pull out one of these bags and make:
1. Chicken Salad
2. Chicken Tacos
3. Chicken Pie
4. Chicken Soup
5. Chicken Quesadillas
6. Chicken Tacos
7. BBQ Pulled Chicken
8. Taco Salads
9. Buffalo Chicken

The list is endless!

6-8 Chicken breasts

1. Spray crock pot with non stick spray
2. Add chicken
3. Cook for 5 hours
4. Shred with fork
5. Mix and cook for 30 more minutes

All shredded and ready for as many recipes as your imagination can come up with!


  1. This should be a staple in everyone's household and the suggestions sound delicious.

  2. Do you add water in the crock pot? If so, then you can have chicken broth too! But I love your ideas for more meals on the chicken! I've never tried this method. I'm going to have to remember it. Thanks for sharing this at Sweet Inspiration this week!

    1. What a great idea about the broth! No, I do not add water. The chicken itself releases water. I shred the chicken and let it re-absorb what ends up in the crock.

  3. Love having extra shredded chicken around. I use a mixer to shred mine. Works like a dream.

    And thanks for linking to Waste not Wednesday!