My "famous" Shredded Chicken

Recipe by Loves2Teach
READY IN: 1hr 30mins


  • 5
    chicken breasts, I use the boneless pre-frozen halves from Walmart (I have used boneless thighs with good results as well)
  • 1
    cup chicken broth. if you value the people you are feeding do not use walmart chicken broth


  • Place chicken breasts in pan with broth (I have used frozen, as well as fresh- frozen adds to your cooking time).
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat to medium, and let simmer covered for 15-20 minutes (around 10 minutes if yours are defrosted), turning occasionally.
  • Then turn to medium low and let cook covered for another 60 min (or until shreds with a fork). You may need to add more broth during that hour if yours cooks down.
  • I have let it cook for even longer with great results.
  • Let rest in pan for at least 10 minutes, or until you can shred the meat without burning yourself.
  • If you are saving the chicken for later, place it in a ziplock with the excess broth from the pan.
  • Enjoy in any recipe that calls for shredded chicken.
  • You can also add spices/onion/garlic to the meat while cooking, but I like to make mine plain so it will go with any recipe.