28 Shredded Chicken Recipes

Shredded chicken can be one of your mealtime secret weapons. Easy to make, hands off and easy to portion out, shredded chicken can help you add some protein to any meal. Check out some of our users’ best shredded chicken recipes, from classic enchiladas to more innovative ideas.

The Best Shredded Chicken

“This was delicious in the enchiladas I made! I had to eliminate the peppers because we have a toddler, but it was still great flavour!”


Slow-Cooker Chicken With Black Beans & Cream Cheese

“This was a great recipe. So easy and tasty, too. I used a can of diced tomatoes and some cayenne pepper in place of the salsa just because that's what I had on hand. I was still very happy with the taste.”

-Annette S.

Chicken Noodle Soup

"This was my very first time making chicken noodle soup. It was delicious we all had two bowls. Made this for my husband as he is recovering from surgery and he said it was just perfect! My daughter wanted some for lunch today, too.”


Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Meat

“This recipe was simple and incredibly delicious. Just start in the morning and when you get home you have perfectly cooked and seasoned chicken. Great for enchiladas, burritos, tacos, what ever!”


Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup

“I made this tonight and it’s a keeper. I used what extra veggies I had in my fridge, as well. Obviously a versatile recipe.”


Easy Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

"I put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker just before I went to bed. I woke up to the wonderful aroma! The chicken was so moist it fell apart. I packed it for husband to take to work for lunch. He ended up calling me at my job just to say how good it was and how everyone who had a taste loved it!”


New Mexico-Style Chili Chicken Casserole

“Oh my gosh! This is excellent! I made it as written and it is perfect.”


Quick & Easy Chicken Enchiladas

“Wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly and these were so good! My nine-year-old son was going on and on about it and he never does that! It was a hit with the whole family. Can't wait to make this again.”


Mexican-Style Green Chile Chicken Casserole

“I have been making this for years. This recipe is a little different but turned out to be delicious. Easy to make.”

-Dalton W.

Jalapeno Chicken Salad

"Delicious chicken salad recipe! Served it with tostada shells and I loved it. Nice thing to keep on hand in the fridge!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Cuban-Style Imperial Rice With Chicken

"Good recipe but added Adobo to the rice and used sofrito and recaito instead of tomato sauce to make it more traditional and add a lot more flavor.”

-Randy A.

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

"This is a great recipe. This soup is better than I had in the restaurant. My kids liked it, too. This is a definite keeper!"


Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Salad

“The dish was really yummy; I served on Boston bib instead of spinach. I'll make this again; it's great for low-carb dieters like me.”

-Heather H.

Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

“I have used this recipe before and intend on using it many times in the future. Great recipe. The taste along with the ease of preparation cannot be beat!"


Shredded Chicken & Lemon Grass Soup

"Have been making this soup for many years and is a firm favorite. Simply delicious!”


Shredded Chicken

“I use this for shredded chicken burritos and/or tacos. Sometimes I just eat the meat by itself.”


Marshall Field's Chicken Salad

"I thought that this was a very good classic chicken salad recipe. I made sandwiches with it and served it on Hawaiian rolls and the sweetness really complemented the bold flavors of the dijon mustard and onions.”

-Kristy D.

Moroccan-Inspired Chicken Salad

"Very good salad which we enjoyed for lunch with some bread. Made as directed with the exception of the red wine vinegar, which I subbed with rice vinegar.”


Italian-Style Chicken Pie

“This was really yummy. I followed the recipe and sat down to eat with all these ideas of how I'd change it next time. The next thing I knew, I'd cleaned my plate!”


Arepas Reina Pepiada

This gluten-free corn cake sandwich originated in Venezuela and is stuffed with a rich, avocado-infused chicken salad. The name refers to a famous beauty queen of yesteryear, and this sandwich was created in her honor.

Ferris Wheel Chicken Salad

“Very good and easy to make. It makes a nice lunch for me with more leftovers for another day. I added a little chili powder, as well.”


Shredded Chicken for Mexican Dishes

"This was great! The chicken was delicious and moist and the sauce was out of this world!”


Famous Shredded Chicken

"Great! I used the chicken for a BBQ chicken pizza. So simple and yummy. And the kids loved it.”

-Chef TanyaW

Shredded Barbecue Chicken & Chips

"These were a huge hit at my house! My son and his girlfriend plus three repo guys all inhaled these. I made this exactly as written except that I doubled the recipe, and it was a good thing I did!”


Shredded Chicken and Walnut Sauce

“This was good. It definitely has sort of a baby shower/tea room brunch kind of taste. I think it would make a lovely dip with maybe some melted feta over the top. This recipe has a lot of possibilities.”

-Retro Kali

Peruvian Shredded Chicken Stew

This is a traditional Peruvian stew made with shredded chicken and a creamy sauce flavored with Peruvian yellow chilies and thickened with walnuts. One taste will have you hooked.

Marinated Asian-Inspired Chicken Salad

"This was very tasty, however a little too spicy for us. I think next time we will use less red pepper flakes. Overall very refreshing salad on a hot summer night.”


Moroccan Chicken Pie

“Instead of making the pie as described, I assembled it like spanakopita —making the pastries into individual triangles. It turned out to be a real hit!"


How to Shred Chicken

Unsure how to go about shredding chicken? Preparing this versatile staple is easy once you know a few tricks.