See all that yummy broth around the chicken there?! Yes, some is fat, but it's mostly great broth!
I told you to put your chicken in the crockpot and fill it 3/4 of the way with water. If as it's cooking your crockpot starts to get too full, just dip some of the juice out, that just means more broth! After it's done cooking we take the chicken out and shred it, but that info was in this post. What's left in your crockpot it lots of yummy broth. Yes, there's fat in there and lots of gunk. At home we didn't mind the gunk, but I don't care for it since it doesn't look the best. In fact, it looks kind of gunky!
The last time I made shredded chicken, I didn't have time to get to my broth right away so I put it in the fridge overnight. That ended up being great. All the gunk went to the bottom and all the grease went to the top. I scraped the grease off and then I had a nice clear gel which I scooped into containers. I left all the gunk in the bottom without messing with it. I have usually strained my broth with either paper towels or an old T-shirt, but it gets so messy.
Chicken broth this way is very thick and rich. Therefore, when you use it in a recipe make sure you use 1 part broth to 2 parts water. Let's say you need 1 cup broth. Use 1/3 cup broth and then 2/3 cup water. This isn't an exact science so you can play around with it and see what you prefer.
If you are in need of lots of chicken broth, I would also recommend taking the bones and skin after you're done picking the chicken pieces off and adding water to cover them and boiling it again on the stovetop and you'll get even more broth. This is not quite as strong, so you don't need to dilute it nearly as much.
I often use the chicken I shredded and broth to make Chicken Roll-Ups and the Gravy, Chicken Pot Pie, or Chicken & Biscuits. Can I hear a YUM?!
Let me know if I can explain anything else!