Generally, 3/4 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts will yield 2 cups of cubed cooked chicken. A 3-1/2-pound whole chicken will yield about 3 cups of diced cooked chicken.
Also, how long do you boil chicken breast to shred it?
Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover. Allow chicken to cook until heated through (this usually takes 25-30 minutes for 6 chicken breasts and 8-15 minutes for 3 breasts, depending on the size). Always check the temperature with a meat thermometer. Shred chicken and enjoy!
Can you shred baked chicken?
Chicken breasts can simply be baked in the oven in preparation for shredding, but it's important to not overcook the chicken breasts. Dry breast meat will not have that juicy, pull-apart texture that's vital for good shredded chicken.
How long does it take to shred chicken in a crockpot?
Place chicken in the crockpot with the chicken broth and seasonings of choice, and cover. Let cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. After cooking, remove chicken from the crockpot with a fork, and place on a cutting board. Shred chicken with 2 forks, (it will practically fall apart, which makes it super easy!)