Shredded Chicken is one of the most common ingredients in many amazing recipes. Why? Because it’s easy to freeze, easy to blend, and something the whole family typically enjoys. If you are looking for easy shredded chicken recipes, look no further!
We love making recipes using shredded chicken and there are truly so many different options for using it. We love using shredded chicken because of how easy it is to blend into so many different recipes.
- Easy to freeze
- Easy to batch cook
- Easy to blend
Whether you are baking, using the Crock Pot, or using the Instant Pot, these recipes are all perfect for meal prep. We are sharing some of our favorite shredded chicken recipes and they can be used in so many different ways.
How to Make Shredded Chicken
Chicken is the perfect ingredient to use when you are batch cooking for the week or making freezer meals. I love to meal prep, and chicken is usually one of the main ingredients on my list. It’s easy, inexpensive, and can make a ton of different recipes.
Making shredded chicken is easy to do. There are only a few steps to make shredded chicken breasts for your favorite recipes.
- Boil a large pot of water. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add boneless skinless chicken breasts to boiling water.
- Cook chicken for 20 minutes.
- Remove chicken breasts and shred.
Before I go any further, I wanted to share with you three easy ways to shred chicken. There are a few ways you can shred the chicken, but these are my favorite:
- Use two forks to shred
- Using a hand mixer
- Use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer
If I am not in a hurry I will use two forks and shred the chicken. If I am in a hurry and making a lot of recipes, I find the easiest way to shred is by using my stand mixer. If I am REALLY in a hurry I will skip boiling my own chicken and go and grab a Rotisserie chicken from the deli.
Can You Freeze Shredded Chicken Before Adding Ingredients?
The best part of batch cooking is that you can make and shred chicken and freeze it before you decided exactly what recipe you want to make. You can do this in just a few simple steps:
- Boil the chicken until fully cooked.
- Shred the chicken and allow it to slightly cool.
- Add the shredded chicken to a freezer safe airtight bag for up to 3 months.
- To heat, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat with your favorite ingredients.
When I am using frozen shredded chicken, it’s easy to add the perfect blend of seasonings, vegetables, sauces, and sides to create my favorite recipes. Perfect for weeknights when you just don’t have time to cook.
What Recipes Can I Make Using Shredded Chicken?
Some of the best comfort food is made with chicken in my opinion. It’s why I have so many of these recipes to share 🙂 Here are a few of my favorites:
- BBQ chicken
- Chicken sandwiches
- Chicken Salad
- And more…
We’ve created an amazing list of some of our favorite recipes, so make sure you bookmark this page or pin it for referencing it later. We also typically add these recipes to our weekly meal plan.
Check out these shredded chicken recipes that are truly some of our all-time favorites.
- Crock Pot Chicken Spaghetti
- Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken
- Buffalo Chicken Pasta
- Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
- Cheesy Chicken and Rice
- Instant Pot Crack Chicken
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Southwest Chicken Soup
- Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Chicken Nachos
- Chicken Salad with Apples
- Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
- Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
- Instant Pot Chicken Chili
- Easy Chicken Pot Pie
- Chicken Noodle Casserole
- Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do. We love it when dinner comes together quick and easy, and these shredded chicken recipes do just that! If you enjoyed this list, let us know and leave a comment below!