Sweet Onion Shredded Chicken in a Slow Cooker

You guys.

It is hot out. So hot. Too hot to be cooking.

Enter slow cooker. Or crockpot. Whatever you want to call it, “it” will be cooking supper tonight. I love this simple sweet onion crockpot chicken because it is so easy, so good, and so easy. No standing over a hot stove, just add the ingredients, turn your crockpot on, and go on about your summer activities….I know those Pokemon’s won’t catch themselves. 😉

Sweet Onion Chicken in crockpot

Sweet Vidalia onion salad dressing is the base of this recipe.(I used Ken’s dressing’s version.)  A friend brought it over earlier this summer and I loved it and immediately began to dream of it married with chicken. YUM! It is good hot, but you can also refrigerate it and eat it on salads, plain, on a bun, a piece of toast or whatever!

Sweet Onion Shredded Chicken

Sweet Onion Crockpot Chicken

Yield: 6 1/2 cup servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Sweet Onion salad dressing
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Shred chicken and serve on whole wheat buns.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 4 ounce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 24g

All recipe nutrition information is approximate.

Literally, how simple is that! I like to shred my chicken using my KitchenAid stand mixer (I have the pretty yellow one!). Just use the regular paddle attachment and the “stir” setting for a minute or two. It shreds the chicken perfectly! Also, I just hate the sound that forks make when you shred chicken. Gives me shivers. 

Shredded onion chicken

I’m definitely putting this on my healthy meal prep list. So easy to do up on the weekend and have for lunches or dinners throughout the week. I still feel like we are sort of playing it fast and loose with meal prep around here this summer, so I’m kind of looking forward to when things get back in a “normal” rhythm around here in a few weeks. I mean, I LOVE SUMMER! Love it. But we are kind of at the point in the summer when I start to crave the order of fall and I also want to buy school supplies, but that’s beside the point. The point is make this yummy sweet onion shredded chicken in a crockpot to make your life easier and healthier.

[tweetthis]Sweet Onion Shredded Chicken – So easy, healthy and a big YES to slow cookers doing the cooking! #EAT #healthyrecipe[/tweetthis]

Sweet Onion Shredded Chicken in a Crockpot - An easy and healthy slow cooker dinner that is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! Love this shredded chicken sandwich!

And let’s try to channel some of that organization into the rest of summer. Keep working those workout plans, meal prepping, and making the healthier choices. I feel like I love summer because it is so easy to be active, but schedules are a lot looser and there are a lot of opportunities to relax your healthy eating habits. If you’re looking for some accountability and a GREAT workout plan you should join our 21 Day Fix Challenge group! 21 days of eating clean, intense workouts, encouragement, and doing it TOGETHER! Leave a comment if you’re interested and I’ll get some info to you! Let’s finish the summer stronger!

Do you find it harder or easier to stick to your fitness goals in the summer? 

What’s your go-to healthy crockpot recipe? 

Products used in this recipe:

6 Quart Crock-Pot Slow Cooker 

White Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing Lite

Similar Posts


  1. I did register for a slow cooker – so I am goinggggg to make this come Nov 13th, LOL!!! I hope I love the slow cooker as much as everyone… One thing I know for sure, I would ADORE that onion dressing!

    1. It’s super-delish! And I’m sure you will adore your slow cooker…it actually took me awhile to get into using it because you do have to prep ahead of time and that is not always my strong point. 😛

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.