Last night I made chicken enchiladas for dinner. It was super easy and quick because mid-day I threw the chicken breasts into the crockpot, where it simmered and cooked without a hassle. After a few hours of cooking on it’s own, it took only minutes to shred it with a couple forks and add it to the enchilada filling.
Next time you have a recipe that calls for shredded chicken – throw whole chicken breasts into the crockpot with about an inch or two of chicken broth or water/bouillon. I’ve even done this with frozen chicken breasts before! You can add a light seasoning if you’d like, but I usually cook them in plain water or broth. About 2-3 hours later the chicken should shred easily with a fork!
You could do this for taco salads, enchiladas, soups and more!
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