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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

This slow cooker shredded chicken recipe is so easy and makes the best shredded chicken every time -- only 4 ingredients needed!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shredded chicken
Servings: 4


  • 1-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • sea salt and ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil optional
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar optional


  • Place boneless skinless chicken breasts inside your slow cooker. Liberally sprinkle both sides of each breast with sea salt and ground pepper.
  • Add olive oil and apple cider vinegar to the slow cooker, if using.
  • Set your slow cooker to cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours.
  • Test to make sure your chicken is cooked through. You can use a meat thermometer to be 100% sure (the meat needs to be 165°F internally). I usually just make sure all the meat is white, cooked through and pulls apart easily.
  • The last step is to transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and use 2 forks or a meat shredder to shred the chicken.



Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 250kcal | Protein: 44g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 425mg