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Shredded Chicken Recipes
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Shredded Chicken Recipes 5 Ways

These Shredded Chicken Recipes are perfect for meal prep - here are 5 flavor combos to try, plus how to make shredded chicken taste good all week!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breast, chicken seasoning, leftover chicken, meal prep, shredded chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast

Mexican

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt

BBQ

  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

Greek

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt

Teriyaki

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

Caribbean

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika

Instructions

Crockpot

  • Add chicken and seasonings of choice to crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours, then remove chicken and shred before returning to the pot and giving a good stir.
  • Serve as meals pictured in the post if desired - further instructions on how to use each type of shredded chicken are pictured above.

Instant Pot

  • Add 1 cup water or chicken broth to the bottom of the Instant Pot then place in trivet. Add in chicken breasts and seasonings.
  • Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes, then do a quick release of the pressure, or let the pressure release naturally for more tender chicken (will take about 20 minutes). Remove chicken and shred, then place back in pot and toss to combine.
  • Serve as meals pictured in the post if desired - further instructions on how to use each type of shredded chicken are pictured above.

Stovetop

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stovetop. Add chicken then cook for 20 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F.
  • Remove chicken from water then shred chicken. Drain water from pot, then add chicken back to pot and mix in seasonings of choice.
  • Serve as meals pictured in the post if desired - further instructions on how to use each type of shredded chicken are pictured above.

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Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1697mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.9mg