Pulled chicken is simple in the crock pot. So really is a recipe needed? Well for me it is just to keep track of the cook time. :) Thankfully, making shredded chicken in the crock pot is as easy as “set it and forget it”.
Chicken is a bit more delicate than other slow cooked meats and thus it doesn’t need to be cooked quite as long. Right around 6 hours it’s typically ready. Put the chicken in the crock pot at lunch time and you’re ready for dinner!
For those of you that follow specific dietary protocols, allergen avoiding diets, etc. This recipe is Paleo, dairy free, gluten free, nut free, and AIP. So eat up and enjoy! Pulled chicken is great in buns for a sandwich, over pasta, in a stir-fry dish, or on rice (think chipotle bowls!)
Shred with a tongs by grabbing and twisting. Let cook for another 1/2 hour to let the meat re-absorb the liquid.
When you first open the crock pot at the end of cooking you may notice there is a lot of liquid in the crock pot. That is ok - do NOT drain this. Shred the chicken and put back into these juices. The chicken will soak it up and pull the flavor back into the meat and keep it from being so dry.
There are several methods of shredding the pork.
Twist with a tongs. Since the fat was trimmed after 8 hours it should fall apart quite easily.
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