Yes, you read that correctly! You can make a copycat version of Perdue Short Cuts chicken slices in your crock pot! It’s pretty easy and only takes three ingredients. The trick is getting the cooking time correctly so the chicken doesn’t fall apart.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I actually used Perdue brand because it was on sale)
- a can of chicken broth
- seasoned salt to taste
All you have to do is add everything to the crock pot. I cooked everything on high for about 4 hrs. Like I said, the timing is a little tricky because every crock pot is different and it really depends on the size of the chicken breasts. So the first time you make it, check on the chicken every hour. It’s a little tedious the first time, but if you let it cook too long, it will start to fall apart. That’s great to shredding chicken, but we are trying to get nice slices. After you do it once, you will know exactly how long it takes and you can set a timer or pull it our when it done.
After cooking, let it chicken cool to almost room temperature then gently slice it with a serrated knife. If should be fine in the fridge up to 4 days. Or you can throw it all into a freezer bag and pull it out as needed. It’s great for green salads, pasta salads, pasta sauces, soups, stews, and more.
Here are a couple great recipes for using your pre-made chicken: