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Big Batch Cooking: How To Make Easy Meal Prep Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
 

Batch cooking is your ticket to creating hot meals in 15-30 minutes. Today I'm showing you how to make Easy Meal Prep Chicken. Let's get to it!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Meal Prep Chicken, How to Batch Cook Chicken, How to pre cook chicken for the week
Servings: 15 cups, approximately
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Lori @ AReinventedMom.com
INGREDIENTS
INGREDIENTS:
  • 5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ¾ tsp. Kosher salt
INSTRUCTIONS
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Prepare slow cooker: spray with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner for easy clean-up.

  2. Pour chicken broth over chicken.

  3. Season with salt & pepper.
  4. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  5. Remove chicken to platter and shred with 2 forks. Add a little of the broth to the shredded meat, to keep from drying out. 

  6. See Notes for Storage Instructions.

RECIPE NOTES

Use a crockpot liner for easy clean-up.

One pound of chicken will yield about 3 cups of cooked meat.

Cooking times may vary, based on your appliance. 

REFRIGERATOR STORAGE (use within 1 week): use this option if you will use the chicken within a week. Store shredded chicken in an airtight container.

FREEZER STORAGE: Using a permanent marker, label freezer bags with the date, quantity and item (i.e. 2 cups shredded chicken, 10-7-18) before filling. Measure 2 cups of shredded chicken & place in a freezer bag.  Remove as much air as possible and seal bag. Allow to cool in the refrigerator for a few hours before moving to the freezer. A FoodSaver works well for freezer storage. For best results use in 2-3 months, although the pre-cooked chicken can be frozen for 6 months.

Nutritional information is provided as a reference only.

Nutrition Facts
Big Batch Cooking: How To Make Easy Meal Prep Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 275mg 11%
Potassium 577mg 16%
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 0.9%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.