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Do you want an easier way to boil chicken for shredded chicken? If so then you need to check out this easy recipe for Crockpot Boiled Chicken. This is the only way that I cook my chicken now that I gave this method a try. This is a great alternative to boiling chicken on the stove. I can let my chicken slow cook all day in the crockpot and then when I am ready for it I can pull it out of the slow cooker and let it cool and shred it.
Sometimes I use it right away in a recipe or I will place in a freezer bag and save for later. You can even divide it up into multiple smaller freezer bags for a later use. This is a great strategy when you find chicken on sale or managers special. You can simply bring it home and cook it in the slow cooker and then freeze it and then use it later in a recipe.
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Simply place the water in the crockpot and add chicken granules, mix well. Add black pepper to the mixture and stir. Place the chicken breasts in the water and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Remove from the crockpot and let sit for 10 minutes to cool. Shred or dice up the chicken. Use right away in a recipe or place into the freezer for later use.
You can use cooked chicken in these recipes. It is a great time saver to have the chicken already cooked and prepped. It is also a great way to save money when you purchase and prep it while it is on sale.
Crockpot Boiled Chicken
- 3-4 chicken breasts
- 2 Tbsp chicken bullion granules
- 3 cups water
- 2 tsp black pepper if desired
- Place water in crockpot and add chicken granules, mix well.
- Add black pepper and stir.
- Place chicken breasts in and cook on low 4-6 hours.
- Remove from crockpot and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Shred or dice chicken.
- Use right away or freezer for later use.