Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken, 2 Ways

Back in February, I got my first ever slow cooker and it has quickly become one of my favorite kitchen appliances (shhh...don't tell my Vitamix!)

Interested in getting a slow cooker? I highly recommend this one...

Today I want to share a couple of super simple slow cooker recipes that have quickly become my weekly staples. Make a batch or two to last all week!

(If you're a beginner in the kitchen, hate cooking, or don't have time to cook, these recipes are perfect for you!)

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I always keep chicken broth and salsa in my pantry so whenever I want to make either of these recipes, the ONLY ingredient I have to buy is the chicken.

Doesn't get easier than that.

Recipe #1: Basic Shredded Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2 lbs chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Salt & pepper
  • Any additional spices (e.g. garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, thyme, sage, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker
  2. Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 6-7 hours
  3. When chicken is fully cooked, take 2 forks and pull the chicken apart (it should come apart very easily)

Use organic ingredients when possible


Recipe #2: Mexican Shredded Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2 lbs chicken thighs
  • 12-24 oz jar salsa (for 1.5 lbs chicken or less, 12-16 oz is plenty)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Any additional spices (e.g. garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, paprika, smoked paprika, cumin)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker
  2. Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 6-7 hours
  3. When chicken is fully cooked, take 2 forks and pull the chicken apart (it should come apart very easily)

Use organic ingredients when possible


Serving Suggestions

  • Eat chicken as is and pair with veggies
  • Serve on top of a salad with guacamole
  • Combine with lettuce, tomato, and avocado in a wrap
  • Use Recipe #2 as a filling for tacos, burritos, and enchiladas