Chicken Avocado Pita Sandwich
These Chicken Pita Sandwich pockets are a healthy and delicious lunch option. Theyre filled with healthy and delicious ingredients, like avocado, chicken, tomatoes, and Greek yogurt.
Theyre packed full of nutrients, will keep you full during the day, and are easy to make. Suddenly your lunches will start looking mighty interesting, thanks to good old pita.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes
These potatoes may look like they have a lot going on and they do! but theyre surprisingly simple to make.
You just need to microwave the potatoes, scoop out their insides, and fill them with the deliciously cheesy buffalo sauce mixture.
They take 15 minutes to make and are super yummy.
I dont care how old and prone to heartburn I get I will never turn down a tantalizing plate of loaded nachos.
These are incredible and take less than an hour to prepare.
The chips are crispy, and the cheese is gooey.
Plus, you can pile them high with so many other toppings, including shredded chicken, tomatoes, black olives, salsa, avocado, and more.
And that lime yogurt drizzle? Yeah. Its so good youll want to put it on practically everything.
Using shredded chicken to make classic chicken salad is so easy, it should be criminal.
It takes 10 minutes and requires no cooking, assuming you already have the chicken ready to go.
Anyone who knows me can tell you how much I adore Mexican food, and this recipe for chipotle chicken quesadillas is one of my favorites.
Theyre unbelievably good.
Full of melted cheddar cheese, smoky and spicy chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, onions, garlic, tomatoes, honey, scallions, and so much more, these will make your mouth water.
Put a dollop of sour cream and some lime juice on each one, and youll have a real crowd-pleaser.
However, the real star of the show is the pineapple salsa.
Its the ideal addition to the tacos.
Roast Butternut Squash And Chicken Tacos With Pineapple Salsa
In this autumnal taco, butternut squash is roasted with warm spices and tossed with shredded chicken. The meat and squash filling is placed over a corn tortilla, and before it’s folded in half to enclose it, pineapple salsa is spooned on top for a fresh and sweet taste. Of course, no taco is complete without cheese. In this version, only a mild-flavored cheese is needed: cotija.
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Jamaican Curry Chicken And Coconut Rice
Jamaican Curry Chicken and Coconut Rice recipe is a perfect meal prep for holiday dinner or busy lunch. Need some full loqaded chicken meals for your family, try this amazing Jamaican food to change your taste. The chicken is seasoned with curry and all spice, tender and get amazing flavor in every bite that are paired with coconut rice. If you are on a diet, you can replace rice instead of brown rice or cauliflower rice or quinoa.
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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
Got any leftover store-bought rotisserie chicken? This tried and true chicken noodle soup loaded with vegetables and meat will transform your leftover chicken into a satisfying, deliciously soothing bowl of soup your whole family will love.
If you don’t have chicken broth or stock at hand, don’t be afraid to make one from scratch. Here’s my easy homemade recipe lightly seasoned with garlic and fresh herbs.
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Skillet Chicken Pot Pie With Leeks And Mushrooms
We’ve combined one of our favorite comfort foods with our favorite kitchen staple: a skillet. This Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Mushrooms is creamy and flavorful. The chicken starts out in the slow cooker allowing it to develop rich flavors.
What To Serve With White Chicken Chili
White chicken chili and its toppings are a meal so you really dont need anything else as a side dish.
Bobby and I like to add rice to our chili. We add it to our traditional chili too! Then theres more to freeze!
You might like to serve it a delicious bread like SWEET CREAM CORNBREAD FROM A BOX MIX. Chili and cornbread are a perfect match!
BUTTER TOPPED BEER BREAD would be another great choice.
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Honey Lime Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
Honey lime shredded chicken sandwiches are simple, sweet, savoury, tangy and delicious to prepare at home. This sandwiches are one of my fravourite chicken meals for healthy eating or take it as a snacks or breakfast. This recipe is made with simple slow cooker honey lime chicken and topped with a simple slaw, or any favourite toppings. It is works very well for weeknight dinbners or for meal prep and busy holidays. The combination of honey and lime taste of chicken make this recipe so tasty!
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The Best Chicken Breast Cooking Recipe Too
Though this recipe is geared toward how to make fantastic homemade shredded chicken breast, the method to cook the chicken is also a winner.
It is the way I always cook boneless skinless chicken breasts for recipes like Pink Peppercorn Sherry Cream Chicken.
Chicken breasts are a lean cut of meat especially when cooked boneless and skinless.
This cooking method makes moist chicken breasts every time with great flavor and its SO easy!
Once you make chicken breasts this way youll never want them any other way!
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Taco Salad Bowls With Shredded Chicken
Taco salad bowls are so healthy, tasty and packed with shredded chicken mixed with black beans & onions top of green fresh lettuce, yum! This meal is flavorful, easy to make and done in less than 30 minutes. Served it with your favopurite toppings like cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo salsa and avocado slices. You will really love it after taking a bite, I am sure you will make it more for the week. If you want more dressing, add more vegetables or toppings as per your choice.
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Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti
Dont get us wrong. We love the atmosphere and food of an excellent Italian restaurant.
But for those nights when you dont feel like getting out or just dont want to spend the cash, this recipe for Chicken Parmesan Baked Zita lets you enjoy a 4-Star Michelin restaurant-quality Italian meal at a fraction of the cost!
This delicious casserole has everything you could ask for the delicious flavors of chicken parmesan mixed in with pasta and veggies, then baked in one pan for an incredible dish.
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How To Store Shredded Chicken
Shredded chicken is perfect to keep on hand in the refrigerator during the week to cut down on meal-prep time too.
- TO REFRIGERATE SHREDDED CHICKEN: Let the cooked chicken cool completely. Place in a shallow, airtight container and press a sheet of plastic against the top. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
- TO FREEZE SHREDDED CHICKEN: Follow the steps above, but instead of refrigerating, store the chicken in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can also store it in heavy duty freezer bags. Be sure to squish out as much extra air as you can.
Chicken Mushroom And Spinach Lasagna
Mushroom lover? Must try this amazing Chicken Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna. Also love to eat different flavors fo lasagna, make it at home. This recipe is packed with shredded chicken, mushrooms, spinach, no-boil lasagna noodles, and delicious milk-based sauce. It is creamy, light and loaded with lots of amazing flavor that you get in every bites. Without an excuse feel free to add any fresh veggies into it and also use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken. For the delicious milk based sauce, you can add chicken broth as the base with some milk and adding spices, nutmeg and parmesan cheese for more flavor.
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Beer Braised Chipotle Chicken Taco Filling Two Ways
Make it fast or make it slow, this beer braised chipotle taco filling makes a tasty Tex-Mex meal. This recipe includes tips for using a pressure cooker or slow cooker to produce juicy, tender chicken you can serve on corn or flour tortillas. To serve these tacos at a party, set out the filling and tortillas separately, supplying separate bowls of cheese, guacamole, and other taco toppings, so guests can assemble their own.
Easy Shredded Chicken Enchiladas
In this recipe, corn tortillas are stuffed with shredded chicken and Mexican-style cheese, topped with enchilada sauce, and then baked to perfection. You can add chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, diced onions, avocado slices, and sour cream for an even tastier dish.
The smoky chipotle-tomato sauce gives these quesadillas an extra kick of flavor. Filled with shredded chicken and melted cheddar cheese, they are the perfect meal for any occasions!
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Shredded Chicken In Tomato Sauce
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Simmering boneless, skinless chicken breasts in tomato sauce is a fantastic way to tenderize the meat, and keep it moist and juicy. You can make this shredded chicken as mild or spicy as you like, tweaking it to your taste with chili powder or jalapeno peppers. Serve over rice for an easy weeknight dinner.
Fancy Nancy Chicken Salad
Do you love salad? Yaah! I just love salad, spacially chicken salad. If you love too, make this amazing Fancy Nancy Chicken Salad. This salad is creamy, delicious and packed with grapes, apples, pecans, and shredded chicken! This recipe is one of my best ever shredded chicken recipes that makes me happy in anyway. Serve this as a main meal, as a sides, or with sandwiches, bun, or toast. If you love other healthy ingredients or veggies, add themn in this recipe and grab on it at lunch or dinner.
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Easy Bbq Baked Pulled Chicken
This BBQ baked pulled chicken is tender, juicy, and packed with flavors. Combine the chicken breasts with onions, brown sugar, and other flavorful ingredients, then bake for about 40 minutes in the oven. Pull chicken apart with two forks before serving.
This instant pot chicken is one of the fasted ways to make shredded chicken. Serve it on sandwiches, on top of a salad, or as a side dish.
Instant Pot Frozen Shredded Chicken Breasts
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Making these frozen shredded chicken breasts in the Instant Pot is one of my favorite last minute dinner meals to make on a weeknight. It is versatile and can be great for meal prep, too!
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How To Make Overnight Chicken Fajita Pasta
This casserole is very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together chicken broth, milk, cream of chicken soup, and cream of mushroom soup. Stir in cooked chopped chicken, fajita seasoning, chopped onions, chopped bell peppers, and uncooked pasta. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased baking dish. Cover this dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to bake the pasta, remove the dish from the refrigerator and uncover the casserole dish. Preheat the oven. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the casserole and bake until bubbly. Garnish the baked pasta with parsley or cilantro.
America’s Test Kitchen Enchiladas
I always use the America’s test kitchen enchilada recipe, because it is guaranteed to be perfect. You can’t go wrong with a foolproof recipe!
This chicken enchilada recipe is a copycat of their recipe and it is absolutely easy to make and tastes delicious.
Perfect to cook for friends and you can have it on the table in less than 1 hour! AMAZING!
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Pizza With Shredded Chicken
Pizza Night is SO much easier when you toss in cooked and shredded chicken. Save all the time but skip zero flavor. Enjoy!
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza: This Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza is simple to make and full of flavor! Loaded with succulent chicken, smokey bacon, melty cheese and dreamy creamy ranch.
- Buffalo Chicken Pizza: For your next pizza night, mix things up with this buffalo chicken pizza recipe. Easy and quick to make, this pizza is loaded with flavorful toppings that will leave you wanting more.
- BBQ Chicken Pizza: Packed full of flavor and easy to make, this pizza will be a hit with the whole family! You can have this yummy pizza on the table in less than 30 minutes!
- White Chicken Pizza: Made with naan bread with an Alfredo sauce base, this is perfect when you need a tasty pizza fix in a hurry!
- Chicken Taco Pizza: When you cant decide between tacos or pizza, make Chicken Taco Pizza! Its assembled and served like a pizza topped with everything you love about tacos. The best of both worlds!
- Chicken Margherita Pizza: Skip the takeout and enjoy this delicious homemade chicken margherita pizza on your next pizza night!
Making Homemade Shredded Chicken Recipe Step By Step
Making this homemade shredded chicken recipe is so easy and makes the best shredded chicken ever!
Please refer to the printable recipe card below for recipe specifics.
STEP 1: In a large skillet with a lid, preferably non-stick, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
STEP 2: Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and them to the pan to brown for 4 minutes.
STEP 3: Flip over and brown for another 4 minutes.
STEP 4: Add the chicken broth, reduce to medium-low, put the lid on the skillet and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes.
NOTE: Chicken should register 160-165 degrees .
STEP 5: Remove the chicken from the skillet and allow it to rest for 3 minutes.
STEP 6: Place the chicken in the bowl of a standing mixer. Turn the mixer on the lowest setting, or 1, and mix until the chicken is shredded to the desired texture.
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More Easy Chicken Recipes
- Heres another excellent way to cook chicken: Our Perfectly Poached Chicken is soft, tender, and flavorful.
- These Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas are so flavorful and this shredded chicken is perfect for the filling. We toss chicken with salsa verde, sour cream, garlic and cheese.
- If you are wondering whether or not you can make this in a slow cooker, you can! Hop over to our Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Recipe to see how easy it is.
Recipe updated, originally posted June 2015. Since posting this in 2015, we have add a recipe video and tweaked the recipe to be more clear. Adam and Joanne
How To Use Shredded Chicken
Some other go to ways to use shredded chicken are:
- Salads. Top it on salads to add extra protein and flavor.
- Sandwiches. Stuff it into sandwiches and wraps for an healthy lunch the next day.
- Pizza. Top it onto pizza, like Butter Chicken Pizza.
- Pasta. Add it to pasta. I love adding it to Fettuccine Alfredo or Pesto Penne Pasta.
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How To Shred Chicken:
I guess Im a little old school this way, but I prefer to just use two forks and pull it apart.
There are lots of people who use a hand mixer or stand mixer, and just get in there and its shredded in a minute or less, but I find the chicken turns to mush and is super fine.
I like to shred my chicken with forks because I can make the chunks as big or small as I want, and keep some of the texture of the chicken .
You do you
And now what to do with all of that delicious chicken! Heres your dinner inspiration for the week ahead:
Easy Weeknight Meal: Comforting Chicken Casserole
I like to post recipes that use rotisserie chickens, since they’re ready-to-eat and easy to pick up from the store on the way home from school or work, and then can be quickly remixed into all sorts of different dishes. Below is my latest remixed rotisserie chicken dish. It’s an easy weeknight meal that will quickly become a fall favorite. Enjoy!
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+ Shredded Chicken Recipes
Shredded chicken is a staple in so many recipes. Its also one of those simple things to make that you can keep in your refrigerator or freezer to use any time. So if youve got some leftover chicken you need to use up, here are over 50 Shredded Chicken Recipes to try tonight.
Shredded Chicken From Costco
You can buy packages of fresh shredded rotisseries chicken breasts at Costco, and then you are ready to roll with any of the following. Its a great shortcut for those moments where you dont even have time to shred up a rotisserie chicken. These packages are all chicken breasts, so all white meat, perfect for chicken salads and the like.
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Grandma Manchevs Chicken Soup
Grandma Manchev’s Chicken Soup
Great chicken soup is nothing to sneeze at. So when Diners, Drive-ins & Dives favorite Forte Tapas offered up their recipe, we couldnt resist the Bulgarian twist on a cold weather staple. The Las Vegas-based restaurant, captures owner Nina Manchevs favorite family Bulgarian recipes that have yielded her a Whos Who of celebrity chef diners.