Asian Citrus Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

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This Asian-inspired slow cooker shredded chicken recipe is sweet, tangy and super versatile.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Breasts - an easy crock pot chicken recipe

We are kicking off our citrus-inspired weekly meal plan with a workhorse of a recipe: Asian Citrus Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken. This large batch of shredded chicken is going to make healthy eating a breeze all week long.

Sweet, tangy, and full of flavor, this slow cooker chicken recipe is made with fresh orange juice, soy sauce and toasted sesame oil. On the evening you prepare the chicken, I suggest serving it over brown rice with a green salad on the side. 

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It would also be delicious stuffed into sweet potatoes, tossed with pasta, served over roasted veggies or over jasmine rice with my Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers.

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We also love tossing it into chicken broth for a quick soup or using it in enchilada bakes. The options are truly endless.

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Stay tuned tomorrow where I’ll be sharing recipe 2 of this citrus inspired weekly meal plan: Chicken Tacos with Citrus Avocado Salsa. #TacoTuesday never tasted so good!

Asian Citrus Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Asian Citrus Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

3.74 stars average
This Asian-inspired slow cooker shredded chicken recipe is sweet, tangy and super versatile.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 3 hours
TOTAL: 3 hours 5 minutes



  • Sprinkle chicken breasts evenly with salt and pepper and place in the bottom of the slow cooker insert.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients (chicken broth through five spice powder) and pour over the chicken breasts.
  • Cook chicken on Low for 6-8 hours or High for 3-4 hours. Chicken is done when it shreds easily with a fork.
  • When chicken is done cooking, shred with two forks to serve.

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Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 4.7gProtein: 24.3gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 725mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.8g
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25 responses to “Asian Citrus Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken”

  1. Elisabeth Avatar

    Can this be made in instant pot?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes absolutely but I haven’t done that before so not sure on timing.

  2. Ré Davis Avatar
    Ré Davis

    How much is a serving cooked? And should I reserve the juice for anything?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      4 ounces!! :) You can reserve a little to keep the meat moist if you have leftovers!