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The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Breast

The easiest tutorial for slow cooker chicken breast you'll ever need! Learn exactly how to slow cook chicken breasts so that they're juicy, tender and perfectly cooked every time. Use this method for cooking chicken breast right in your crockpot and easily add it to your favorite recipes.

Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, How to, Low Carb, Lunch, Paleo, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy slow cooker chicken breast, how to slow cook chicken breasts, slow cooker chicken breast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com



  1. Place your chicken breasts in the bowl of a crock pot. Pour water over the chicken breasts so that it just barely covers them.

  2. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with plenty of salt and pepper. Cover your crock pot and cook chicken breasts on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

  3. Chicken is done when the internal temp reaches 165 degrees F. Use chicken in your favorite recipes. Perfect for shredding!

Recipe Notes

To store: let the chicken breast cool completely and transfer it whole, shredded or cubed to an airtight container. Place the container in the fridge and use the chicken within 4-5 days.

To freeze: repeat the steps above but instead place your chicken in the freezer. Cooked chicken breast will stay good in the freezer for about 3 months. When you’re ready to use it, simply thaw it in the refrigerator and enjoy it cold with salad recipes or heat it up in the microwave for warm recipes.