I LOVE to eat. Who doesn’t? When it comes to cooking however, let’s just say, I am not overly enthusiastic about it. There are some things people are naturally talented at, I personally am rather computer nerdy, but cooking for me, well, it’s a practiced art that I am constantly practicing 🙂 God bless my husband for sticking it through some of my epic fails throughout the years lol.
The good news is not one of these recipes was created by me. I have, however, made all of them and they all completely rock and are not time consuming. I love shredding chicken and putting it into meals because
- it’s super simple
- somehow I never manage to mess up recipes with shredded chicken
- shredded chicken freezes well
- I am not a huge chicken fan, but I do really like shredded chicken
- the chicken is already cooked, so the meals are usually done in 30 minutes or less
The easiest thing you can do is pick up a rotisserie chicken from your grocery store and shred it yourself. If you have never shredded chicken, the most common way is to take 2 forks and simply shred the meat apart. You can also try one of these quicker methods below:
- How to shred chicken with a Ninja Food Processor
- How to shred chicken with a Kitchenaid Mixer
- Use Bear Paws Meat Shredder Claws
If you would prefer to use chicken breast or cook a whole chicken at home, I have used both of these methods below and like them both.
Easy All Purpose Crock Pot Shredded Chicken
Easy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
As promised, here are my favorite recipes that I like to use shredded chicken in. You will probably notice that not all of these recipes call for shredded chicken. I usually just substitute whatever cut of chicken they ask for with the same amount of shredded chicken, however I add the shredded chicken in the last 7-10 minutes of the recipe. The shredded chicken is already cooked, so it really just needs to be heated up again.
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Baked BBQ Chicken Roll Ups
Salsa Verde Chicken & Rice
One Pot Lemon Herb & Chicken
One Pot Chicken Teriyaki Bowls
Chicken, Bean & Cheese Burritos
Chicken Taquitos with Cilantro & Pepper-Jack Cheese
Make Ahead Chicken Enchiladas
Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches