June 6th, 2016

Sweet Soy Shredded Chicken (Slow Cooker)

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I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love my slow cooker. It’s a lifesaver! Especially on those nights when we’re picking up kids from soccer and robotics and it’s a miracle that we even manage to sit down together for dinner. Which is why I love recipes like this Sweet Soy Shredded Chicken.

I tend to make a lot of shredded beef and pork in my slow cooker, so this sweet and spicy shredded chicken was a nice change of pace.

Sweet Soy Shredded Chicken (Slow Cooker)

These Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches are one of our all-time favorites, so I should have known this would be a hit too!

This chicken would be really fabulous in sandwiches, or in tacos or burritos too! We served it over rice with a few green onions sprinkled on top for garnish. T

he great thing about this recipe is that there are so many ways you can use it.

The sweetness in this chicken comes from jam. That’s right, jam! Not only does it add a hint of sweetness, it adds wonderful flavor and helps thicken the sauce.

I used blackberry jam, but you could really use any kind you like.

Like I said, this recipe is so versatile and easy to prepare. To make it even healthier, toss some sliced bell peppers, or snow peas into the slow cooker during the last 30 minutes or so.

However you serve this delicious chicken, it’s sure to be a hit!

Slow Cooker Sweet Soy Shredded Chicken

Slow cooked shredded chicken in a jam and soy sauce glaze. Perfect served over hot cooked rice!


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup blackberry jam, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon water


  1. Place the chicken breasts in a lightly greased slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, broth, 1/4 cup of the jam, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, pepper and brown sugar. Pour mixture over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks.
  4. Pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a small saucepan. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan.
  5. Bring the sauce to a simmer, whisking often. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until sauce has thickened slightly. Whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup of jam.
  6. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and cook on low for another 20-30 minutes, or until ready to serve.
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Recipe Tin Eats


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