Basic Crockpot Chicken | Foundational Recipe
This is a foundational recipe for future meals. ~~~ Recipe by Constance Smith ( and brought to you by
  • 4-5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken (ideally thighs)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tb parsley
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in your crockpot. Stir it all together, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. After the chicken has cooked, ladle the broth through a sieve. You may have used a quart of chicken broth to cook this chicken but you’ll have more than that as a result. Don’t remove all of the liquid, you’ll want to leave some in the chicken. Pour the broth into containers to freeze for future meals. With two forks, simply shred the cooked chicken. This is your foundational chicken. Let this cool, and then freeze it in 1 cup portions for future meals.
For quick chicken tacos: In a skillet, heat up 2 cups of the cooked chicken. Add about ½ cup of chicken broth or water. Sprinkle in some taco seasoning (to taste.) Stir it in and let it cook for just a minute to heat the chicken through and let the flavor get happy. Serve with cheese, guacamole and other favorite toppings for a taco. Enjoy!
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