Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Today’s Slow Cooker Sunday post is a simple one.  This is a basic recipe for a delicious poached shredded chicken.  The beauty of this recipe is that the chicken can be transformed into countless dishes.  (Here are 40 to start you off!)  I used some of this shredded chicken to make my buffalo chicken wonton cups.  I’m still deciding what to use the rest for.  The possibilities are endless!

Start with the veggies…

  • Chop up 1 onion and 4 cloves of garlic.

  • Peel and cut 2 carrots into chunks.

  • Add a 1.75 pound package of chicken breasts to the bottom of your slow cooker.

  • Add the onions, garlic, and carrots to the slow cooker.

  • Place a couple of bay leaves into the slow cooker.

  • Pour in 2 cups of chicken broth.

  • Add more chicken broth if needed.  You want the chicken to be completely submerged.  (I added about 1/2 – 3/4 cup more.)

  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 8).

  • When the slow cooker is finished cooking, remove the chicken.

  • Discard the contents of the slow cooker.

  • Shred the chicken using 2 forks.

Use the chicken any way you’d like.  I removed some of the chicken to a plastic container.

Pour in some buffalo sauce.

Mix well.

Like I said, the possibilities are endless!  How do you think I should use the rest?

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