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Slow Cooker Southern Shredded Chicken

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Let the slow cooker do all the work for dinner with this delicious and super flavorful & tender slow cooker southern shredded chicken! I love to serve these in rolls and with a side of coleslaw.ย 


I LOVE me some easy, inexpensive dinners. Especially now that my kids are out of school I swear my grocery bill is crazy high now! My husband does the money & budget for the family so the other day I was like begging him to give me more grocery money cause I have been spending way more than what I have for groceries each time. Well, actually this last trip I took I was inside when a torrential downpour of rain came. I am talking the type of rain where you are soaked to the bones within seconds of stepping outside. So, to avoid the rain I stayed inside the store walking up and down the aisles. Ummm, never do that ๐Ÿ™‚ I was adding in random things that looked good, so I am sure all that added to the high bill ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyways, I decided to finally leave and just deal with the rain. Bad idea. The cereal boxes were ruined. The bread was soggy. I was drenched. Dripping water. And, with just my luck once I am finally in the car with my soaking wet groceries, the rain STOPS!! What?! I was so annoyed.


That’s why I love this slow cooker southern shredded chicken. It’s very inexpensive and makes enough to feed the entire family for two days. We love these as little sandwiches on rolls. I also serve it alongside some coleslaw too. I actually think it tastes really good to top off your shredded chicken sandwich roll with some coleslaw.


I am not sure why it’s called southern shredded chicken (I am not from the south. Although Iย have always wished I was. That accent). I found the recipe at Taste of Home and we’ve loved it since, so I kept the name the name the same. Not sure what’s “southern” about it, but who cares, cause it’s delicious!

Slow Cooker Southern Shredded Chicken
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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


  • Place chicken in slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomato soup, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder, salt, celery seed, and soy sauce. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.
  • An hour before slow cook time is done, take out the chicken and shred with two forks. Place shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and finish the remaining cook time.
  • Using a slotted spoon, serve onto rolls for a sandwich or you can even serve over cornbread.

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    The Better Baker
    August 8, 2016 at 8:21 pm This sounds mighty tasty. So glad you shared with us at Weekend Potluck. Please come back again soon.
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    Leslie Moore
    September 24, 2017 at 8:51 am The slaw you picture with this recipe looks delicious. Do you have a recipe?
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      Together As Family
      September 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm It's not one that I have on the blog. I just made it one night to go along with the sandwiches. I believe I found it online at Wish I could help more! :)

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