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Seasoned Slow Cooker Chicken


Seasoned Slow Cooker Chicken
  • Gluten Free!
Serves: 6 (yields 4 cups)Ready In: 8 hours in slow cooker

Why We Like It


This is the best way to cook chicken so you have tender, juicy chicken ready for a variety of meals!  The slow cooker does the work so you can easily make the Loaded Chicken Salad Sandwich, top the Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Thai Pizza, plus many more!

Prepare the Spices:

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Add to a small bowl and stir to combine.  Set aside.

Prepare the Slow Cooker:

  • 1.5 lbs skinless boneless chicken breasts

Place in a greased slow cooker.  Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chicken and add 1/2 cup of water.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the chicken is tender and falling apart.

Serve and Enjoy!

Use two forks and shred the chicken while it is still in the slow cooker.  Stir and let it sit for about 5 minutes to soak up the juice.  Remove from the slow cooker and let cool.

Store covered in the refrigerator, then use in a variety of recipes.

Quick Tips


Feel free to use a whole chicken instead of chicken breasts.  If you are using a whole chicken, remove any giblets from the chicken and if desired, rinse before adding to the slow cooker.

If you have pre-mixed GOTO seasoning (garlic, onion, thyme and oregano), feel free to use 3 tsp to replace the spices in this recipe!  (You will still need to add salt and pepper.)

Great-tasting recipes to use this tender shredded chicken:

Nutrition Information for one serving (2/3 cup)


  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 83 mg
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Sugars: 1 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Sodium: 180 mg
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