Crockpot Shredded Chicken

SERVES 20  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 6 Hours 15 Min
5 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste)

Equipment Needed
4-6 Quart Slow Cooker

Add chicken to crockpot and top with remaining ingredients. Stir and cover. Cook 6-7 hours on low or 3 hours on high. After 5 - 6 hours (or about 2 1/2 hours on high) use 2 forks to pull chicken apart and submerge into cooking liquid. If chicken does not pull apart easily it is not ready to pull apart. If this happens. Allow 30 minutes to cook and try again.

Taste and add an additional 1/2 teaspoon salt IF NECESSARY (it will depend on how salty your chicken stock is). Allow to cook 1 more hour on low (1/2 hour more on high).

Serve and enjoy or portion out for future use.

COOK'S NOTES:  Portion in 12 ounce packages (which is about 1 pound pre-cooked weight) to use in quick recipes.

Add whatever spices you like. A teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes is fabulous. A tablespoon dried parsley adds great flavor.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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