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Shredded chicken is a great thing to have on hand, especially during busy weeknights when a quick dinner is in order. These tender slivers of meat are ideal for everything from tacos and sandwiches to casseroles, soups, and more.
Below we offer up 10 great recipe ideas that will help you incorporate shredded chicken into weeknight meals. It can all begin with a rotisserie chicken from the market or a home roasted or poached bird. That's up to you!
How To Shred Chicken: Tips
Naturally, there are many ways to go about shredding chicken (you could even do it in the food processor or use a hand mixer) but we like to stick to a simple technique: using two forks. This helps you avoid greasy fingers and results in perfectly shredded chicken. Here is a quick video demonstrating the technique:
What To Make With Shredded Chicken: The Recipes
What's great about shredded chicken is that it can be frozen in pre-portioned containers so you can easily whip up any of these recipes:
Vietnamese Chicken Mango Rolls
Shredded chicken gets a tropical twist with these yummy Vietnamese rolls packed with veggies, mango and herbs. Learn how to make them.
These shredded chicken taquitos are great as an appetizer or main course when served alongside a salad.
Coconut Chicken Soup
Shredded chicken is the star of this flavorful soup prepared with coconut milk, carrots, onions and lemongrass.
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Instanpottin' with Poonam shows you how to prepared shredded chicken right in the Instant Pot. She seasons it with Mexican spices and offers tips for serving.
Crockpot Shredded Chicken
Making shredded chicken in the slow cooker is effortless and the results are great. With the right sauce, this chicken can make for a killer sandwich or salad. Serve with a side of coleslaw and you are in for a heavenly treat.
Shredded Chicken Tacos
You'll love these flavorful chicken tacos that are a breeze to make. The recipe shows you how to poach and shred chicken before seasoning it with Mexican spices.
Shredded Chicken Enchiladas
A popular recipe on Pinterest, these shredded chicken enchiladas are easy to make and can be prepared and frozen in advance.
South Indian Shredded Chicken
If you crave shredded chicken slathered in a spicy sauce then this recipe for pichi potta chicken is for you. You'll love the blend of onions, curry leaves, tomatoes and Indian spices.
Shredded Chicken Casserole
Whip up a casserole with the classic flavor of chicken noodle soup, all with the help of some shredded chicken and egg noodles.
Chicken and Biscuit Bake
Shredded chicken, a creamy sauce, veggies and biscuits make for a hearty casserole to keep you warm on chilly nights.