It’s always hard for me to get a good dinner on the table. I bake (and do dishes!) all day for my blog so the last thing I want to do at 5:00 is more cooking. Add in late-evening extracurricular activities several times per week and making dinner becomes a pipe dream. This is where my slow cooker is a total life saver.
I know that cooking dinner using a slow cooker is still making dinner - but I’m making it at noon instead of at dinner time. It makes hectic evenings a whole lot easier. Not only that, but while I’m shuttling our daughter back and forth from dance or theatre, my husband is perfectly capable to shred the chicken I’ve been cooking all day long. And once you have a ton of shredded chicken, you can add all sorts of seasonings, sauces, or dressings. Like, say, Caesar salad dressing to serve on top of your favorite Pillsbury® biscuit.
It took me a long time to learn the secret to cooking chicken breasts in the slow cooker. All you have to do is add the chicken breasts to your slow cooker with some seasoning and stock to keep it moist. (Try using one of Progresso’s four varieties of chicken broth.) Turn the slow cooker on for 4 hours on HIGH and walk away.
Once the chicken has cooked you just have to shred it. You can use two forks, which is what I’ve always done, but do you want to know a secret? If you add your cooked chicken to a stand mixer and mix it using the paddle attachment it shreds for you!
So you have your shredded chicken, now it’s time to have fun with it. This dinner is probably the easiest you’ll ever make. Grab a bottle of Caesar salad dressing (any brand and light is okay too) and stir some into the chicken.