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Saturday, November 5, 2011

{Make Ahead} Cubed or Shredded Chicken

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly needing either cubed chicken or shredded chicken for meals that I make for my family!  It is such a pain to either have to de-thaw chicken during the day {I usually don’t think that far ahead} or to have to try and cook it frozen {it takes forever}.

I recently started cooking my chicken in large amounts in my crockpot, either cubing it or shredding it & then freezing it for later use in 2 cup portions!  The chicken is SO moist & tender….it is delicious!!  It is a MUST for any busy wife & mom!

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{Make Ahead} Cubed Chicken

  • Chicken
  • Water

Place your chicken in your crockpot.  Add enough water to cover the bottom of the crockpot about an inch high.  Place the lid on and cook on low for 4-6 hours.  Once chicken is cooked, let cool.  Cube chicken and freeze in freezer bags.  {{I like to freeze mine in 2 cup portions}}.

 

{Make Ahead} Shredded Chicken

  • Chicken
  • Water

Place your chicken in your crockpot.  Add enough water to cover the bottom of the crockpot about an inch high.  Place the lid on and cook on low for 10 hours.  Once chicken is cooked, let cool.  Shred chicken and freeze in freezer bags.  {{I like to freeze mine in 2 cup portions}}.

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4 SWEET COMMENTS::

Paige @ The Crunchy Mamacita said...

I love having cooked chicken in my deep freeze! I usually boil whole chickens with veggies. I skim off the fat and veggies and de-bone the chicken so then I have yummy chicken broth to freeze too.

Bev said...

What a great tip! Sometimes the simplest things take forever to come to us.

Amy said...

OMGoodness, why haven't I thought of this!?!? Great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

Staci said...

I make a lot of chicken burritos or a mexican lasagna that calls for shredded chicken so I pour about a cup to a cup and a half of salsa over my chicken instead of water. If I want it spicier I'll add a packet of taco seasoning. I keep of a few bags of each in my freezer. I love my crockpot!

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