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Easy all-purpose shredded chicken made in the crockpot with spices and beer.  Make a big batch and use it to make different meals all week long! | #chicken #shreddedchicken #pulledchicken #beer #braised #allpurpose #multipurpose #slowcooker #crockpot
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4.59 from 12 votes

All Purpose Crockpot Shredded Chicken

This crockpot pulled chicken is made with chicken breasts, spices, broth and beer which makes for an ultra tender and flavorful shredded chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy chicken, shredded chicken
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 155kcal


  • 2-3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts , trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 medium yellow onion , sliced (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz. Guinness draught beer (or your favorite beer)
  • 6 oz. fat free chicken broth (reduced sodium if available)


  • If using onion, add to bottom of slow cooker. Top with chicken, then all seasonings. Rub seasonings into the chicken.
  • Pour beer and chicken broth into the slow cooker, cover, and cook on LOW 5-6 hours, until chicken is tender and shreds easily with a fork. Chicken can also be cooked on HIGH for 2-3 hours.
  • Shred chicken with two forks and serve with extra juice on the side if desired. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, sealed, for 3-4 days (only reheating the portion you want to eat). Alternately, place shredded chicken into freezer ziploc bags and freeze for several months (make sure they're well sealed).


If your chicken broth isn't reduced sodium, reduce salt amount down to 1/2 tsp.
For a stronger beer flavor, add up to 12 oz of beer.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 460mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg