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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.

crockpot shredded rotiserrie chicken

I start with two thawed chicken breasts and just rinse them and throw them in the crock pot (many people toss them in frozen and they say that works too).  I don’t add any liquid.

cooking chicken in the slow cooker

Then very heavy-handedly I sprinkle the McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Rotisserie all over it.

rotiserrie chicken blend
Mccormicks rotisserie chicken


write on crockpot lid the time

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.

cooking chicken in the crockpot


using kitchenaid to shred chicken

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.

storing shredded chicken

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.

crockpot shredded chicken

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!

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  1. I love my crockpot…I like to dump a few chicken breasts in, sprinkle with parmesan and top with pasta sauce. If I’ve got 30 minutes when I get home, a couple handfuls of pasta and a cup of water get added and turned up to high. Instant chicken parm dinner!
    Then there’s always taco soup/chicken-salsa soup – so easy!

  2. I usually do chicken in salsa in the crockpot, great for chicken tacos or nachos! I will definitely try the mixer idea, way better than flying chicken!

  3. what size crock pot do you use? I have a 6qt but I just bought a 1.5qt that holds up to a 16oz Roast. (serves 2-3 people). I am wondering if the cooking time will be shorter?

  4. LOVE the crock pot. My favorite shredded chicken recipe is chicken tortilla soup. So easy. Basically all you have to do is open cans. Just 1 can of black beans (rinsed and drained), 1 can of white beans (rinsed and drained), 1 can of tomatoes with green chilies, 1 can of corn, taco seasoning, and shredded chicken, plus enough water to fill the pot. I do it in the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours, but it works on the stove top too. We top it with shredded cheese, soup cream, and tortilla chips.

  5. How is it possible that I’ve never heard of either the seasoning you use OR using the mixer to shred chicken??!!! You have no idea how excited I am about this!

    And, writing the time on the crock pot lid. Simply genius!

    THANK YOU for sharing your tips and recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

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