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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Slow cooker shredded chicken with lemon pepper seasoning is a great meal prep solution that's healthy, flavorful and hands-off.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -6 Servings
Author: Barbara Bakes LLC


  • 2 ½ pounds of chicken breasts skinless, boneless. (Approximately 3 large breasts or 4 regular size)
  • ½ cup chicken broth I chose low sodium, but you can choose regular
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds this seasoning is my favorite as it brings freshness and subtle celery taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt you can substitute with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning


  • Unpack your chicken breasts. Pat dry with a paper towel and place them into the slow cooker.
  • Pour the chicken broth.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning, celery seeds, garlic salt, and lemon pepper.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • Once cooked, it is time to shred. This step can be done in different ways. I like to carefully take the chicken breast out of the slow cooker into a deep bowl and shred using 2 forks. You can also shred in the slow cooker but be careful as there is hot liquid. Also, another technique is to take the chicken breasts out and place in a bowl and for shredding you can use a hand mixer.
  • Once the chicken has been shredded, place back into the slow cooker and mix well with the remaining liquid. Set aside until ready to serve.