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.
- 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.
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