This is one of the foods that will surely revolutionize your meals from now on. From making tacos to salad bowls, shredded chicken can bulk up almost any dish. Nothing can beat the simplicity and versatility of chicken. Thanks to the help of a slow cooker, you can make a large quantity of it too. Here is how, as well as some advice:
- 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup of chicken stock (water works too)
- a measuring cup
- a cutting board
- 2 forks
First of all, place the chicken and stock or water inside the bowl of your slow cooker. Now, begin to cook the chicken. Cover the slow cooker with the lid, then cook until the meat is tender. This should take about 4 to 5 hours on low or 2 to 3 hours on high.
Secondly, while the chicken meat is still warm, transfer it onto a cutting board and then use two forks to shred it.
Things do not get any easier than slow-cooker shredded chicken. And it also requires only two ingredients. You just start by taking a skinless and boneless chicken breast and either water or chicken stock. This add it a little bit more flavor. Even if you are making two portions or enough to feed a nation, the required effort is still the same. Just make sure to get the water to meat ratio right. This means ½ cup of water or stock for every pound of chicken.
It is best to shred the meat while it is still hot, because it’s still tender and falls apart more easily. If it cools off, the texture tends to harden a little bit and it will more difficult to handle it.
The best thing about this dish, if we can call it so, is that you can use it in endless combinations. From wraps, tacos, burritos, to a simple salad, the possibilities vary.