So recently I posted on Instagram and Facebook that I was making my weekly shredded chicken in the crock pot. I was shocked at how any questions I got about it. I thought everyone made shredded chicken in the crock pot weekly. Apparently I am in the minority. I will make it every Monday. I use it in salad, soups, chicken salad, quesadillas, chicken nachos, etc. It is nice to have a quick and healthy protein to throw in any dish. So just in case there are some of you out there that haven’t heard cooking chicken in the crockpot is a phenomenal idea here is how I do it.
Then very heavy-handedly I sprinkle the McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Rotisserie all over it.
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I set my crockpot to low and then I use a Vis-A-Vis dry erase marker on the lid and write what time I put it in the crockpot because seriously I can’t tell you how many conversations I have with myself asking “Now what time did you put that _____ in the crockpot?” Apparently my mind was sharper in my twenties before I had kids, but I can’t remember. HA! Anyway it is just something I have gotten in the habit of doing to make it easier on myself to not overcook.
I usually cook it on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 4.
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Now this was floating around Pinterest a about 3 years ago (I tried without fail to find the original source) and it changed my life. I simply remove the chicken breasts (keep the liquid) and throw it in my Kitchen Aid with the paddle bit in place and turn it on low for about 15 seconds. Instant shredded chicken. No need to shred it with forks while you fling chicken out of the crockpot or chicken juice in your eye. Life changing I tell you.
I put it back in the liquid and stir it up and then let it cool. Once cool I put it in a storage container and keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days.
The Rotisserie blend makes it taste like those deli rotisserie chickens you buy when you run out of time to make a meal. It is a nice flavor for any kind of dish.
For lunch I will have tortilla chips, shredded chicken and my homemade salsa many days of the week. YUM-O
Looking for more tried and true crock pot recipes?
Best Ever Shredded Beef Recipe – the only shredded beef that is kid approved as well. And you will never believe what is in it!
Crock Pot Sloppy Pizza Joes – kid approved!