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Learn how to make Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts that is full of flavor and easy to make. Simple seasonings make this perfect chicken breasts recipe.

Cooked Chicken Breast in the slow cooker
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I am an expert when it comes to cooking easy crockpot recipes. Being a mom of 8 I try to find recipes that I can cook once and use again for other recipes.

This recipe is perfect to shred the tender chicken and top it on your favorite salads, chicken salad sandwiches, or to serve with your favorite vegetables. We even use this slow cooker recipe to meal prep with.

Add your favorite seasoning to make this crockpot chicken breasts recipe for a delicious weeknight meal. You may also love Oven Baked Chicken Breast Recipe or Crock Pot Ranch Chicken.

Can I Use Other Cuts of Chicken?

We love cooking boneless skinless chicken breast in the slow cooker. But you can also use boneless chicken thighs. If you decide to cook bone-in chicken then you may need to adjust your cooking time.

Always use a meat thermometer to make sure you chicken is cooked thoroughly.

Learn step by step instructions on how long to cook chicken breast in a crock pot so that it stays moist and delicious. Cooking chicken breasts in the slow cooker allows you to use it for many different recipes and is super easy.

Ingredients: 

Chicken Breasts, chicken broth, olive oil, salt, paprika, pepper, Italian seasoning

Serves: 4 

  • Boneless Chicken Breasts 
  • Chicken Broth 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Salt 
  • Paprika 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Italian Seasoning 

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Variations Ideas:

  • Change Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning to what you prefer. You can season with taco seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and more. We have even added in fresh herbs such as basil, thyme and rosemary.
  • Change Chicken – You can also use this seasoning to cook chicken thighs or chicken tenders.

Step by Step Instructions: 

  • Step 1 – Pour Chicken Broth – Pour the chicken broth in the bottom of a crock pot. 
  • Step 2 – Add Chicken Breast – Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot. 
Placing chicken in the slow cooker
  • Step 3 – Top with Oil – Drizzle the olive oil on the chicken breast. Use a basting brush to rub the oil onto the chicken breasts. 
  • Step 4 – Combine Seasonings – Mix together the seasonings in a small bowl.  Sprinkle it onto the chicken and rub into the chicken breasts with the basting brush. 
Basting chicken with seasoning and oil in the slow cooker
  • Step 5 – Cover and Cook – Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. Cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 
  • Step 6 – Shred and enjoy – Remove from the crock pot and then the chicken is ready to serve and enjoy.  Season the tender and juicy chicken with salt and pepper and serve.

How Long to Slow Cook Chicken Breast:

Cooking crockpot shredded chicken cooks on low for about 4 hours and on high for 2 hours. Cooking time may vary if your chicken is thaw or if you are cooking frozen chicken.

Make sure to use a instant read thermometer to ensure chicken is cooked before removing from the slow cooker.

Cooked Chicken Breast in the slow cooker with a serving on a wooden spoon

Serving Suggestions:

This shredded chicken can be used for many different recipes. After cooking the chicken, shred it for one of these family favorite recipes. This chicken is also serve as it is with your favorite side dishes.

  • Chicken EnchiladasWhite Chicken Enchiladas is loaded with shredded chicken and rolled in a flour tortilla. Then topped with creamy white sauce for delicious flavor. We even have used it to make Chicken Tacos.
  • Buffalo Chicken Grilled CheeseMix this shredded chicken with buffalo sauce to create the ultimate grilled cheese.
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap Use the shredded chicken to make a delicious chicken Caesar wrap. Makes it delicious a great quick lunch or a light dinner.

Crock Pot Chicken Breast Recipe Tips:

  • Chicken Broth – We love to cook this chicken in low-sodium chicken broth. It adds flavor to the chicken and keeps the chicken moist.
  • Season Chicken – Season the chicken with the olive oil and seasoning. Make sure to baste all the chicken breast for the best flavor.
  • Meat Thermometer – Before removing the chicken from the slow cooker, make sure to check internal temperature. Use a meat thermometer as it should 165 degrees when chicken is cooked through.
Slice cooked chicken breast on a cutting board

How to Shred Cook Chicken:

Once your chicken is cooked, then it is ready to be shredded for many different recipes. You can easily shred the chicken with forks or use these tips to shred with a hand mixer.

This helps to save time by shredding the chicken with a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store and Reheat Cooked Chicken:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can easily reheat the leftover in a microwave to use in many different recipes.
We like to store in the refrigerator in individual containers to enjoy for lunch.

How to Freeze Leftover Chicken:

After cooking the chicken, allow it to cool to room temperature. Then it is ready to be store in freezer safe containers. Freeze the leftovers for up to 3 months.
When ready to use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts

5 from 6 votes
Learn how to make Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts that is full of flavor and easy to make. Simple seasonings make this perfect chicken breasts recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 293

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour the chicken broth in the bottom of a crock pot.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot.
  • Drizzle the olive oil on the chicken breast and use a basting brush to rub the oil onto the chicken breasts.
  • Mix together the seasonings in a small bowl.  Sprinkle it onto the chicken and rub into the chicken breasts with the basting brush.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove from the crock pot and then the chicken is ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 293kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 48g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 145mg, Sodium 953mg, Potassium 857mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 0.2g, Vitamin A 201IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 23mg, Iron 1mg

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