One of my favorite crock pot recipes is the whole chicken in a crock pot. For a while I was cooking a few chickens a week. I admit I don’t really like picking the meat off the bone, but often dh will help or I just suck it up and think about all the money I’m saving. 🙂
Once the meat is off the bone I store it in sandwich sized Ziploc bags in the freezer. I usually label it with the date so I know what chicken we should use first. When I need a quick meal I pull out the bag of chicken and quickly defrost under warm water.
Here are just a few ways you can use your shredded chicken from a whole chicken in a crock pot:
- BBQ Chicken (just add BBQ sauce and cook in crock pot or on the stove until heated through)
- Chicken Tetrazinni
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Chicken Tortellini Soup
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Cuban Chicken Salad
The next time you are at the store pick up a whole chicken, they are usually less than $1 a pound and you can make at least two, sometimes three meals from one chicken!
What’s your favorite crock pot chicken recipe?
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