It’s easy to forget about the simple recipes that make special diet living easy, like this dairy-free shredded chicken. You can make it in your crockpot or slow cooker for tender results every time. Use it as the protein on a range of meals. My favorite way to enjoy this pulled chicken is on rice bowls. We add vegetables and mix up the toppings. It pairs with salsa and guacamole, Korean sauces, dairy-free pesto, etc, etc, etc!
Dairy-Free Shredded Chicken Recipe for Your CrockPot or InstantPot
The sky is the limit with this pulled chicken recipe. It’s delicious as is, but is truly a baseline recipe that you can flavor as you like. I’ve got just a few tips and options in the FAQs below.
Can I add Sauce to it while Cooking?
Yes! I often add salsa or barbecue sauce at the beginning. The flavor cooks right into the meat. You can also add fresh or dried herbs and spices based on what you will use it for.
Can I make this Shredded Chicken in my InstantPot?
Yes, it works in pressure cookers, too! Allow about 30 minutes for the “cook” time. You’ll want to cook it on high pressure for 10 minutes, but there will be about 10 minutes on each side of this for the machine to come to pressure and release the pressure naturally.
Will this Recipe work with Pork instead of Chicken?
Yes, I’ve used this as a basic pulled pork recipe, too. I typically use pork tenderloin or a small pork loin. It tends to be lean, like chicken, and produces equally delicious results.
Special Diet Notes: Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, paleo, and keto friendly. Just be sure to choose the broth that suits your dietary needs.
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 cup dairy-free chicken broth
- Place the chicken in your slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano, and pour the broth over top.
- Cover and cook the chicken on low for 5 to 6 hours.
- Remove the chicken and shred with two forks.
- Add liquid from the slow cooker to moisten the chicken as needed.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day or two, or frozen for up to 3 months.