45 Best Shredded Chicken Recipes

45 Best Shredded Chicken Recipes
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Shredded chicken is healthy, delicious, and packed full of protein and other nutrients.

But if you are struggling to come up with shredded chicken recipes for yourself and your family, you have come to the right place.

The following 42 best shredded chicken recipes have been compiled so that you NEVER run out of tasty dishes to prepare and enjoy.

Shredded Chicken Tacos

When you give this tasty recipe a whirl, you will always want it to be taco Tuesday and so will the people that you are cooking for!

This recipe makes a whole lot of tacos but you can amend the amounts depending on how much you want to make, they are easy to prepare and are great for a midweek meal.

Tasty and filling with a variety of nutritious ingredients, what's not to love?

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

When cooked in the slow cooker, shredded chicken is even more tender and melt-in-the-mouth delicious than ever.

This is an easy recipe that is full of flavor and can be served in a variety of different dishes.

Even better than that, you can just throw the ingredients in a crockpot, set it on low and you will have a tasty meal waiting for you by the time the evening rolls around.

Crispy Shredded Chicken

This is a Chinese-inspired meal that gives shredded chicken an extra kick and is well worth trying if you are a fan of Asian cuisine and want to experiment with something new in the kitchen.

It is really easy to make and you can pair it with some rice and vegetables for a healthy meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Chicken Caeser Wraps

If you want to prepare some nutritious and healthy wraps using shredded chicken, look no further than this recipe.

Chicken caeser wraps make an ideal lunch for the whole family.

They are really easy to prepare and would be perfect to take to work or school for a meal that will keep you satisfied all day.

Sicilian Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is amazing on a colder day of the year or perhaps if you are not feeling so good and need a little pick me up.

Nothing beats homemade chicken soup and this recipe is an absolute winner.

It is packed full of vegetables, pasta, and of course shredded chicken.

Give this one a whirl and you will not regret it.

Slow Cooked Chicken Burrito Bowl

This is a Mexican-inspired crockpot recipe that includes some delicious ingredients like avocados, cheese, and beans.

You honestly can't go wrong with this one no matter what day of the week it is.

This is guaranteed to become a new favorite with family and friends so whenever it is your turn to host, it's time to pull out all the stops and impress with this dish.

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

If you are a fan of creamy chicken and cheese, these enchiladas are going to absolutely blow your mind and leave you wanting more.

It is really easy to prepare these and they are perfect for a midweek meal if you don't have much time but still want to serve something that is delicious and will go down well.

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Pasta

For those who are looking for a comforting meal full of chicken, bacon, cheese, and all that good stuff, look no further.

This might not be the healthiest recipe on this list but it is definitely one of the tastiest when you fancy something a little more on the naughty side.

The great thing about this dish is that it is really easy to make and you can batch cook some and freeze it for later.

Shredded BBQ Chicken

It's time to take a simple shredded chicken to a brand new level with this tasty BBQ chicken that is very easy to prepare and can be used in a bunch of different meals.

You can make this as healthy or naughty as you want to depending on what you pair it with.

This one is a real people pleaser so give it a go and you won't be disappointed.

Chicken Parmesan Garlic Bread Sandwich

This recipe makes an absolutely delicious lunch or even dinner if you want to pair it with some french fries.

The sandwiches that you make will include tender and flavorsome shredded chicken that you will not be able to get enough of.

That's even between you factor in the cheeky garlic bread that the chicken will be wedged between.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

This dish is really easy to prepare and is guaranteed to go down well with the entire family whether you are tucking in mid-week or on the weekend.

The recipe includes chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing, and more.

If you are craving something carb-heavy and want to use up some shredded chicken, look no further.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is always a family favorite and this dish incorporates shredded chicken to make it even more delicious.

Whether you want something indulgent at the weekend or something tasty during the week, this meal is absolutely delicious and sure to go down a treat with whoever you are cooking for.

Chicken Gyros

If you are in the mood for takeout but want to do it yourself, these shredded chicken gyros are absolutely perfect.

The marinated chicken with tzatziki sauce in a warm pitta bread tastes absolutely amazing and is really quick to prepare too.

Once you taste this, it is guaranteed to become your new favorite dish.

Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

The chicken is so tender in this enchilada recipe and some of the other ingredients in the dish are spicy cheese, salad, and red enchilada sauce.

It's a little bit on the spicy side but you can obviously alter how much spice you put in depending on your taste.

This is the perfect dish to make if you are just hanging out with friends or family members.

Chicken Lasagne

This recipe puts a brand new spin on lasagne and although it changes things up a bit from the usual ingredients that you would find in a lasagne, it is absolutely delicious.

Including spinach, artichoke, and a homemade creamy white sauce - this is ideal for a cosy night in and could also be a midweek dish for the whole family to enjoy.

Chicken Tinga

Put a bit of spice into your life with this delicious chicken tinga recipe and you will wish that you had discovered it sooner.

It's a very simple meal to make because it is basically just shredded chicken in chipotle sauce.

You can serve it in a whole bunch of different ways and one batch should last for a while.

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Although this is a homemade meal with no canned soup to create the sauce, it is pretty easy to make and it is thoroughly delicious.

If you are a fan of shredded chicken, broccoli, cheese, and creamy sauce - it's time to put all of those things together.

Give this recipe a try and it will be something you return to again and again.

Chicken Taco Soup

This is a warming soup recipe that is easy to make on your stovetop.

With chicken, beans, sweetcorn, and a few other healthy ingredients - this meal will feed your entire family and they will thoroughly enjoy it too.

Everybody needs to master at least ONE signature soup dish and when you try this one, it could quickly become yours.

Peanut Chicken

Served with vegetables and rice, this peanut chicken recipe is unusual but nutritious and tasty.

If you are your family is a fan of peanuts and you want to knock up something different, this is ideal.

It is filling and something that you can keep coming back to when you want to make something using shredded chicken.

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

When you picture a chicken salad, you might think it sounds quite boring but this one definitely isn't and the whole family will enjoy it.

It includes a range of different veggies and it includes a delicious garlic sauce to give it an extra kick and make it stand out from other salads.

This is a great meal to put in your lunch box and it is super easy to meal prep too.

Chicken Poutine

Does it get much better than fries smothered in gravy with cheese and shredded chicken?

We didn't think so and this recipe allows you to make chicken poutine easily and to the best possible quality.

While this might not be the type of dish you want to eat on a regular basis, it should definitely be a welcome treat.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

This is an easy family dinner that will put a smile on the kid's face, and yours too!

Chicken and noodles are two ingredients that go really well together and the added veggies keep it fairly healthy too.

Give this recipe a try and it is sure to become a new favorite that you can share with those closest to you.

Chicken Stroganoff

Stroganoff is obviously not usually made with shredded chicken so this is quite an unusual dish but it is really tasty and provides a really nice range of ingredients.

This entire dinner comes together quite easily and it is guaranteed to go down well whether you are hosting an event or just eating the meal with your family.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

No list of recipes is complete without pizza and this is an absolutely delicious one that you can make from scratch and the entire family will enjoy.

This definitely beats ordering out and you will be surprised just how good it is and how easy it is to make also.

It includes just three ingredients but less is often more with these types of dishes.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

You might have never thought to stuff peppers with shredded chicken before but when you taste how delicious this meal is, you are guaranteed to be hooked.

You might have been able to tell from this recipe list so far that buffalo chicken is good with anything and being stuffed into bell peppers is no different.

BBQ Chicken Tostados

If you have some leftover shredded chicken and you just don't know what to do with it, grab some tostada shells and whip up this masterpiece.

This recipe is perfect for the whole family to enjoy, it is easy to make and whenever you are stuck for meal ideas, this is something that you will want to return to.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

This is another Chinese-inspired dish using shredded chicken and the slow cooker.

This doesn't have much spice but it does have a sweet taste thanks to the honey and soy sauce, which is actually an amazing combination when paired with tender chicken.

Give this meal a whirl and you will not regret it.

Shredded Chicken Sandwich

If you need to prep something tasty for an event or party, these shredded chicken sandwiches are ideal because they are really easy to snack on and they taste good too.

They also would make a meal that is very popular with kids and would make a welcome addition to any packed lunch for children or adults.

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

This one pan chicken casserole is easy to make and batch cook, plus it's suitable for a whole host of different occasions where you might need to make something good, quickly.

Even more importantly than that, it tastes absolutely amazing and is guaranteed to become a new favorite amongst your family and friends.

White Chilli Chicken

You can make this chilli as spicy or as mild as you want, depending on how much of each ingredient you add, it is pretty easy to amend to your personal taste.

It is easy to make and some of the ingredients that are included in this chilli chicken are white beans and cream cheese.

This is sure to go down well if you are your family like this type of meal.

Crack Chicken Sliders

These sliders taste absolutely amazing and they are really easy to put together with some shredded chicken, cheese, and other staple ingredients that will have your mouth-watering.

These are perfect for the whole family as a little weekend treat or perhaps for an event where you have to take food.

Chicken Poke Bowls

If you want something healthy that is packed full of protein and will keep you full all day long, look no further than these chicken poke bowls.

They are the ideal lunch for those who are dedicated to getting lean and they are really easy to prepare in bulk also.

You can subtract and add ingredients to this dish depending on your preferences.

BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes

This is a cookout favorite, in fact, this dish is perfect and would be ideal for any occasion where you want to wow guests.

If you have fussy kids who love chicken, they won't be able to say no to this meal because it is absolutely scrumptious and it is really quick to prepare also.

It is also pretty healthy and will make you feel full all day long.

Creamy Dijon Chicken Casserole

This is easy, and delicious and it is also pretty healthy.

If you have any food intolerances it might also be ideal for you because it is gluten-free and dairy free.

It's a meal that is very easy to make in bulk, and it is very tasty for the entire family to enjoy.

This is the type of meal that looks like it took longer than it did to prepare so it's ideal if you need something impressive in a hurry.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

Who doesn't love pasta?

Mix it with shredded chicken, bacon, and cheese for the ultimate comfort meal and this is definitely one that you will enjoy.

It includes simple ingredients that you probably already have to hand, and once you taste it, this meal will become a favorite of yours in no time.

There are obviously healthier ways that you can make this pasta dish by substituting some ingredients but where is the fun in that?

Doritos Casserole With Chicken

You probably would have never thought to put Doritos into a casserole but this is a surprisingly tasty dish, especially when the shredded chicken is added to it and the chips give it a satisfying crunch.

This might not be the healthiest of dinner options because it is absolutely loaded with cream and cheese, but it sure does taste good!

Asian Shredded Chicken

This is a delicious family-friendly recipe that is made in the crock-pot.

Combining all the ingredients and leaving them to cook until you are left with a yummy meal is so convenient.

If you are in the mood for something oriental but don't want to get takeout, this is just as good, if not better because it is home-cooked and with fresh ingredients.

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

If you want to go for something healthy but also tastes good, this is ideal because you can also eat it when following a strict diet.

It substitutes bread wraps for lettuce so the calorie count is kept low but the filling is delicious and satisfying.

It is also really easy to put together and something that you can share with the entire family.

Chicken Burrito Casserole

Burritos are always a winner and this recipe puts a modern twist on classic burritos, which is definitely a winner.

This is a paleo dish that is packed full of chicken, a cheese sauce, cauliflower rice, onions, peppers, and more.

If you are looking for a new dish to try that fits all your macros, this chicken burrito casserole definitely has your name written all over it.

Instant Pot Chicken Ramen

Does it get much better than ramen?

This recipe includes all the typical Japanese elements, plus the shredded chicken and other ingredients that will have your mouth watering.

It is easy to put together and tastes out of this world.

No matter what the occasion might be, you definitely need to give this dish a try.

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Casserole

While there has been another chicken casserole on this list of shredded chicken recipes, this one includes different ingredients and is a tad healthier too.

Nonetheless, it tastes absolutely amazing and is sure to go down a treat with your family and friends for any occasion.

Sweet Chilli Chicken

For something super flavorsome and something that you can prepare easily in your home for everyone to enjoy, this recipe is definitely worth trying.

This is the type of meal that you would order at a Chinese restaurant which wholesome and healthy ingredients that will leave you wanting more.


There you have it, the 42 best shredded chicken recipes are complete.

All of these recipes are amazing, it just depends on what you are in the mood for and what you really want to try.

It can sometimes be exhausting coming up with new dinner ideas all the time so now the hard work has been done for you.

One thing is for sure and that is that you are never going to run out of mid-week meals again!

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