Make Meal Planning Easy With Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken

One Recipe, Many Uses

I’m a busy mom and don’t have a lot of time to plan and prepare well-balanced meals every night. That’s why I rely heavily on my favorite go-to kitchen appliance — my slow cooker.

My trick is to make several pounds of shredded chicken; then I portion and freeze it for up to two months. Shredded chicken is a versatile ingredient in many of my family’s favorite dishes (chicken enchiladas, BBQ chicken, chicken and noodles … the list goes on and on), plus it’s easy AND nutritious. Today, I’d like to share my delicious shredded chicken recipe with you, plus a bonus recipe for grilled chicken and cheese sandwiches!

Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken


Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Recipe

  • 4 pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Step 1

Shred the chicken inside the slow cooker with the broth.

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Step 2

Use immediately or freeze for up to 2 months.

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Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich


Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich Ingredients


Heat griddle to 350 F.

In a small bowl, combine the chicken and honey mustard. Toss to coat evenly.

Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich Step 1

Butter one side of each piece of bread. Place four slices of bread onto the heated griddle, butter side down.

Spoon the chicken mixture evenly on top of each piece of bread and sprinkle cheese on top of the chicken.

Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich Step 2

Place another piece of bread on top of the chicken and cheese, then cook until the bottom slice of bread is golden brown.

Flip over and repeat until cheese is melted and both sides are golden brown.

Grilled Chicken and Cheese Sandwich Step 3

Serve warm.

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Diva’s Tip

When prepping to freeze the shredded chicken, be careful to squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible, and completely seal the bag to prevent freezer burn.

The Dairy Diva

~The Dairy Diva