Hopefully, you have enjoyed the ease of my shredded chicken method! It is so simple to put chicken in the crock pot overnight or in the morning and come up with a speedy meal when it is done cooking. There are actually times in which I put the chicken in without even knowing for sure what I will do with it the next day since I know I have so many options that I can turn to at the last minute. (Plus, having it cooked forces me to do SOMETHING with it!) If nothing else, I can pour some bottled BBQ sauce over it and have BBQ chicken sandwiches!
In addition to the BBQ chicken mentioned above, when all else fails, I know I can pull out some chicken broth, enrich it with chicken base (always!), boil some packaged noodles in the broth, and come up with a pot of chicken noodle soup in no time flat.
OR I can prepare the broth, add the shredded chicken, and fold in “crepe noodles” (noodles made by cutting thin, savory low carb/grain-free crepes) at serving time (no sooner than one hour before serving so they don’t dissolve…you will not need to cook the noodles at all).
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- Boneless, skinless thighs and/or breasts
- chicken base or bouillon granules
- chicken broth
- Bag of uncooked homestyle noodles (Or use “crepe noodles” made from this recipe and follow instructions below)
- seasonings as desired: parsley, garlic, pepper, basil
- stir fried tiny pieces of celery, carrots, and (optional) onions
- Cook chicken according to instructions in the general section.
- Shred and set aside.
- Cook noodles in chicken broth until al dente.
- Optional: Stir fry celery and tiny pieces of carrot (or carrots that you shredded with a potato peeler) in skillet or in micro with butter.
- To cook aromatics in micro, just put them finely shredded in small microwaveable bowl with a TBSP or two of butter. Cover and cook until tender. You don't want the celery or carrots to be crunchy.
- Add chicken, aromatics, seasonings, and more base back into noodles and broth. It is ready! Don't keep on low as noodles will continue to cook and get grainy.
- If using “crepe noodles,” prepare the crepes and be sure they are fully cooled. Cut them into “noodles” and add them to the broth, veggies, and chicken just before serving.
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“Crepe noodles” may be folded into recipes like soups and casseroles near serving time for a grain-free noodle option.