How to Poach Chicken in a Slow Cooker
I decided to go ahead and post this because I’m working on some enchilada recipes. My go-to chicken recipe is this one, which goes great in casseroles, soups, pastas, salads, and on and on. But for enchiladas, shredded chicken is better. I didn’t want to flavor the chicken as it cooks because I’m making 2 different sauces. Poached, shredded chicken is a good stand-by when you are making a filling with chicken –things like stuffed peppers, burritos, and enchiladas. (Enchilada recipes are coming soon!)
Total Time: 4-6 hours
Yield: 3-4 poached chicken breasts
Difficulty Level: Easy
3-4 raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts
6 tablespoons of chicken base
- Add the the chicken breasts to a slow cooker. Pour chicken base over. Pour in enough water to cover the chicken.
- Cook on high for 4-6 hours.
- Remove chicken, and discard water.
- Shred chicken with a fork and a pair of tongs.