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Super Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Shredded Chicken

I love having a quick shredded chicken recipe that takes very little effort. Once every 2 weeks, I make this recipe, split up the chicken, and freeze it to be used for multiple meals. I recommend using frozen chicken as it usually comes out more tender but you can use fresh chicken as well.

Super Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken


  • 2 lbs  Frozen Raw Chicken (Do not thaw chicken)
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika (Optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder or minced garlic (Optional)


  1. Add chicken and water to a slow cooker and season with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. You can substitute 1 tsp of garlic salt instead of using both garlic powder and salt.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours until chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees.
  3. Once cooked, shred using two forks.
  4. Use in salads, sandwiches, casseroles, pasta, rice, or freeze for later.

6 thoughts on “Super Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken”

  1. Interesting the fact that you add water I usually don’t since the Chicken release water anyway. I may try next time you way around and see if I can find any difference. Thanks for sharing.

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