Thursday 30 May 2013

Project Pinterest- Crock Pot Shredded Chicken

Like everyone else, I am addicted to Pinterest and I've decided to actually try some of the things I pin. 

This month, I decided to try this pin- Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Sandwiches. The source of my pin is Mostly Homemade Mom and the original post can be found here.

For Christmas, I got a crock pot, which I had asked for, and I decided it was finally time to try it out. I checked out a ton of crock pot/slow cooker recipes that I had pinned and thought the shredded chicken would be the best one to try first- It looked easy, not a lot of ingredients and ingredients that were easy to find.

You will need:

  • Crock pot
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet onion soup mix 
  • 1/4 zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Buns
  • Cheese 
Place the chicken in the crock pot and cover the chicken with onion soup mix, garlic salt (I didn't have garlic salt, so I used garlic powder and salt), salad dressing and water. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8. Once done cooking, shredded chicken in the crock pot with a fork. Serve chicken on a bun with cheese.

The Verdict:
This is REALLY good! Super easy to make, smelled delicious while cooking and tasted really good. This is something I would make again- and, actually, already have! The original recipe said to serve on buns with cheese, as this is a recipe for a sandwich, which I did and it was good. I've also added the pulled chicken to pasta (noodles with oil, no sauce), which was really good and I've had this chicken on it's own...just brought some to work and had it for lunch.

Something to note: I'm not sure if this is just my crock pot or not...the first time I made this recipe, I cooked it on low. The chicken was moist, easy to pull apart and there was some extra 'sauce' to coat the chicken in. The second time I made this, I cooked it on high. The chicken wasn't as moist, it was harder to pull apart, no extra sauce and portions of the chicken weren't even coated. In the future, I will be making this on low only.

Something else to note: both times I made this, were days I happened to Skype with Justine!

You can find me on Pinterest here.


  1. Mmm I am so going to try this! Especially since its our honorary skype meal haha.