Zesty Shredded Chicken :: A Simple and Delicious 4 Ingredient Recipe

If you’re like me, you get satisfaction from feeding your family a delicious and nutritious dinner each day. Those meals can become complicated, and you may as well begin them after breakfast because of all the interruptions that come up. I’d like to offer one of my best mom hacks to get several different meals prepped with one simple slow cooker shredded chicken recipe. It’s perfect for when you can’t bear the thought of turning on your oven because of the heat, too!

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I found this recipe a few years ago while planning for my daughter’s first birthday party and it was a hit. It remains one of our family’s favorite recipes. The most straightforward way to use this chicken is for tacos and taco salad (with Golden Pride tortillas, of course!). We’ve used it for green chile enchiladas, quesadillas, and also as the base for this simple enchilada dish. In addition, I think it’d be pretty great over a baked potato! I love that it’s so versatile, and you can make it as complex or simple as you like.

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A few extra mom hacks for you: I sometimes double the recipe and then freeze half of the shredded chicken for later. It’s so nice to just pull out the bag in the morning to let it thaw and have one less thing to do later on.

I also use those fabulous crockpot liners. You won’t even have to wash out the crockpot when you’re finished! 

Zesty Shredded Chicken
Yields 2
A simple but delicious chicken base for tacos, salad, enchiladas, etc.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
3 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
3 hr 5 min
1165 calories
14 g
390 g
57 g
142 g
11 g
587 g
1720 g
10 g
0 g
38 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
587g
Yields
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1165
Calories from Fat 508
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57g
88%
Saturated Fat 11g
55%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 23g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 390mg
130%
Sodium 1720mg
72%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 10g
Protein 142g
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
9%
Iron
33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1 oz. packet of ranch dressing mix
  2. 1 cup zesty italian dressing
  3. 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  4. 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast
Instructions
  1. Mix the first three ingredients in the crockpot, then add the chicken.
  2. Cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
  3. Shred chicken with forks, then stir into the liquid inside the crockpot.
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calories
1165
fat
57g
protein
142g
carbs
14g
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Adapted from Life in the Lofthouse
Albuquerque Moms Blog http://www.citymomsblog.com/

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One Response to Zesty Shredded Chicken :: A Simple and Delicious 4 Ingredient Recipe

  1. Jane
    Jane July 20, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

    I made this last night and loved it! Especially how easy it was. Thank you.