One of my family’s favorite healthy crockpot recipes is shredded chicken and crackers. This recipe is one of the creamiest and most delicious crockpot recipes we’ve tried and the kids love it because they get to be involved in making it – by smashing crackers of course.
Crockpot recipes make eating healthier easier, especially for busy families. In the morning, you throw all of these healthy ingredients into a pot, turn it on, and then leave. When you return, you’ve got a healthy, hot meal ready to eat.
This shredded chicken and crackers recipe for the crockpot tastes great, is easy to make, AND requires five ingredients or less. If you don’t already have at least one crockpot you are missing out! They come in all different shapes and sizes nowadays!
They have tiny ones for dips, small ones which are great for portability, and of course they have larger ones for everyday use. I love my roasting sized crockpot for big items like ham, turkeys, or feeding a crowd! They also make crockpots specifically for casseroles now too! They’re amazing for making lasagna and other casseroles.
The directions for this recipe are simple, as is the case with most crockpot recipes. The first step is to prepare all of the ingredients. Then crush the crackers in Ziploc bag. This is the part where you pull the kids into cooking and let them have some serious fun!
Then, in a large mixing bowl, mix the chicken broth with the cream of celery and cracker crumbs.
Lastly, starting with the chicken and ending with the broccoli, add all of the ingredients to the crockpot. Set the timer and the heat and you’re good to go.
When you return, shred the chicken using shredding forks or regular forks if you don’t have shredding forks. Serve with a side of crackers and garnish with some leftover broccoli if you want to make it look fancier.
Shredded Chicken and Crackers Crockpot Recipe
- 8 Boneless Chicken Breasts Thawed
- 1 12 oz frozen bag of broccoli or 4 cups of fresh broccoli
- 1 10.75 oz can of cream of chicken soup
- 1 10.75 oz can of celery soup
- 1 15 oz can of chicken broth
- 1 stack of Ritz crackers
- Coat the inside of the crockpot with olive oil spray.
- Place crackers in ziplock bag and crush with rolling pin. This is a great way to involve children in making this recipe!
- Place all ingredients, including the broccoli in the crockpot and mix together. If you are using fresh broccoli versus frozen, toss in for the last hour.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours, stirring once or twice throughout.
- Shred the chicken before serving and serve on top of rice, a salad, or even buns.
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This looks so good. I’ll have to make this for dinner soon. I’m sure I’d really love it too.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks super tasty! I’ve made a lot of different chicken dishes but never one like this. I think it looks like a winner!
I love crock pot meals. I’ve actually been using my crock pot A LOT lately and this dish looks like one my family would love!
My work schedule just changed so this is perfect, a crock pot meal to save the day!
I really enjoy meals that I can cook in my crock pot. This does look delicious.
Claudia Krusch says
This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this week. I am sure it will be a big hit.
I am always looking for new crock pot recipes to try. This looks like it would be a popular recipe in my house.
Kim @ 730 Sage Street says
This looks delicious! My daughter would love it! I don’t have a slow cooker, looks like I need to get one!
Reesa Lewandowski says
I was actually looking for a quick chicken crock pot meal for tomorrow night! I will need to try this!
Very cool spin on a classic recipe. It looks great and I bet kids love it
Hallelujah for the crockpot! I’m always looking for new recipes. I love the crockpot for busy sports nights.
Amy Barseghian says
OMG! Yes – what would we do without it?
I love my crock pot, and use it several times a week. This looks like a recipe I’ll need to try. It looks yummy.
Dawn McAlexander says
This sounds so tasty and filling. I think I would love to try this recipe out. I am thinking that I would love it. I love casserole-type dishes like this.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This looks really good! Something quick and easy that my family will enjoy! Would be a perfect dinner for weeknights!!!
I know it is not a high tech item but I don’t have a crockpot. I do love one pot meals so I really need to get one. My kids love broccoli so this recipe is one they would like after crushing crackers.
Amy Barseghian says
I hope they love it!