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Make your meal prep or weekday night dinners even easier with this super-easy slow cooker shredded chicken. Perfect for your Crockpot or Instant Pot, it’s great make it in advance or freeze for future meals in a pinch.

Super-Easy Shredded Chicken

Make your meal prep or weekday night dinners even easier with this super-easy shredded chicken. Perfect for your Crockpot or Instant Pot, it’s great make it in advance or freeze for future meals in a pinch.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword shredded chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jessy Freimann

Ingredients

  • 3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts frozen or thawed
  • Water (enough to cover the chicken)

Instructions

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts into slow cooker pot.

  2. Cover chicken breasts with water.

  3. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours.

  4. Remove the chicken from the water and lightly shred (make sure you don’t over-shred the meat!).

  5. Freeze or add it to whatever recipe you’re making.

Instant Pot instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts into the Instant Pot.

  2. Cover chicken breasts with water.

  3. Cover and set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Make sure the steam release is set to sealing.

  4. When the time is up, allow it to natural pressure release for 10-15 minutes and then do a quick release.

  5. Remove the chicken from the water and lightly shred (make sure you don’t over-shred the meat!).

  6. Freeze or add it to whatever recipe you’re making.