Whole Chicken Crock Pot Meals

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:

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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  1. This is my favorite thing to do! Except I don’t like handling the raw, whole chicken. Kinda freaky. 🙂 But my favorites are Honey BBQ Chicken Pizzas (whole wheat pitas, honey BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese and shredded chicken), Chicken Tacos, all kinds of chicken casseroles, and of course throwing some protein in with my lunch salads!

  2. It was because of my search for cooking whole chickens in a crockpot that I stumbled upon your website…. now it’s one of my favorite ones!

  3. I have done the crockpot chicken twice now and both times it has come out dry! 🙁 Any hints to what I can do differently? I followed the instructions given in your blog but I must be missing something. Thanks.

  4. Great to keep shredded chicken around, it can go in just about any recipe! I love throwing it in with a salad or soft tacos at lunch.

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