Basic Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe

Save time and cook healthy simultaneously with this easy video tutorial on how to make slow cooker shredded chicken. Plus, we’re sharing 4 of the best ways to spice up your crockpot shredded chicken.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 1x
Category: Dinner
Method: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ~1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)*
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place chicken breast inside of your slow cooker. Then, drizzle on olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 2-3 hours.
  3. Remove from slow cooker and then shred with 2 forks.
  4. Flavor with one of the recipes listed in this post.


  • I’ve cooked my chicken without olive oil before because chicken creates it’s own moisture inside of the slow cooker without it.¬†However, olive oil will help it be more tender.
  • If you’re looking to get max flavor, you can add the other ingredients for the particular recipe you’re making from the start.


  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 15
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 25


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