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The Juiciest Shredded Chicken – Recipe
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The Juiciest Shredded Chicken – Recipe

This simple cooking technique will show you how to make the juiciest shredded chicken imaginable in a single pot. It's super easy. Here is the recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pulled chicken, recipe, shredded chicken
Servings: 12
Calories: 278kcal


  • 3 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup Cajun seasoning blend Taco Seasoning blend, or Spicy Chili Powder blend (or more as desired)
  • 1 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ghost pepper powder optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Toss the boneless chicken thighs withthe olive oil and seasonings in a large bowl. Make sure to get them nice and coated.
  • Heat a large pot to medium heat. I used my Dutch oven for this. Add the chicken thighs and sear them for a few minutes per side, stirring them up a bit as you go.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and reduce the heat to a simmer. Top the pot with the cover just slightly askew and cook low and slow for 3 hours. Check it every now and then after a couple hours. If you need to add a bit more chicken broth, you can do so.
  • When the chicken is super fork tender, remove it from the heat and cool it slightly. Use a couple forks to shred it.
  • Use as desired!


Makes 12 servings. I like to freeze portions for future use.
Heat Factor: HOT! I used ghost powder here, so you'll get awesome heat, though you can easily omit it or use a milder chili powder for less intense heat.
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Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 310mg | Vitamin A: 1245IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.4mg