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Big Batch Cooking: How To Make Easy Meal Prep Chicken

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
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: 175kcal
Author: Lori @ AReinventedMom.com



  • 5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ¾ tsp. Kosher salt


  • Prepare slow cooker: spray with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner for easy clean-up.
  • Pour chicken broth over chicken.
  • Season with salt & pepper.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove chicken to platter and shred with 2 forks. Add a little of the broth to the shredded meat, to keep from drying out. 


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.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 175kcal | Protein: 32g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 577mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.6mg