Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken
Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 6 hr 10 min
  • total: 6 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    Freeze smaller portions of this versatile, flavorful shredded chicken and you'll be so glad you did. It's the perfect base to build any meal—tacos, fried rice, hearty soups, pastas, barbecue chicken sandwiches, or anything else your heart desires. PREPARATION Mix chicken, onions, garlic, bay leaves, broth, salt, and pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and cook until chicken shreds easily when pierced with a fork, about 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Remove chicken from liquid and shred with a fork; taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Strain stock through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl; discard vegetables. Store chicken and broth together or separately. Do Ahead Chicken can be made 3 days ahead; cover and chill either in broth or separately, or freeze either together or separately up to 6 months.

    Ingredients

    • 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    • 2 medium onions, peeled, halved with root intact
    • 1 head of garlic, unpeeled, rinsed, halved crosswise
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoon (or more) kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon (or more) freshly ground black pepper

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.15%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.03%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 2 mg 0.17%
    • Potassium: 5 mg 0.15%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.2%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.39%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.04%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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