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Slow cooker full of Shredded Chipotle Chicken

Shredded Chipotle Chicken

Anne Murphy
Quick and easy Shredded Chipotle Chicken, made in a slow cooker, is moist and tender - as easy for our aging parents to eat as for me to make! #caregiver #agingparents
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 T or to taste chipotle puree


  • Place half the chicken in a small (1-2 qt.) slow cooker.
  • Dot the chipotle puree over it - spread it around if you like.
  • Add the rest of the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours.
  • At the end of the cooking time, take 2 forks and shred the meat. Stir it around in the liquid, and let rest five minutes to reabsorb juices and seasoning for a moist meat.


This is written for a very small slow cooker. In a larger one I would recommend doubling, or even tripling the recipe, and adding 30 minutes to an hour of cooking time, to allow for the longer time the slow cooker takes to come to cooking temperature.
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