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Shredded chicken is a simple, easy, and effective way to utilize juicy, moist chicken in various recipes. From casseroles to dips, tacos to soups – here are 30 of our favorite (and yours!) shredded chicken recipes.

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Why We Love These Recipes

How could you not?! First of all, they all incorporate one of our favorite versions of chicken… shredded chicken. Shredded chicken is so easy to make, and it’s perfect to keep in the fridge or freezer for anytime you need protein in a pinch. Chicken is so versatile – you can literally use it in almost any recipe, with almost any seasonings or sides.

All of the recipes in this list either call for shredded chicken explicitly, or can at least use it with no noticeable difference. If you’re new to shredded chicken, start with the basics. The Best Shredded Chicken actually goes over five easy shredding methods that will work for any cooked chicken, so just pick your favorite and let’s get cooking!

Basic Shredded Chicken Recipes

the best shredded chicken in a grey bowl

1. The Best Shredded Chicken

Instant pot shredded chicken in a white bowl

2. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Mexican shredded chicken cooked in the crock pot

3. 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

Recipes Using Shredded Chicken

Costco shredded chicken salad

4. Shredded Chicken Salad (Costco Style)

Three lettuce wraps in a taco holder

5. Chicken Tacos in Lettuce Wraps (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb, Keto)

Paleo Chinese chicken salad

6. Paleo Chinese Chicken Salad (Whole30)

Buffalo shredded chicken salad

7. Buffalo Chicken Salad

Shredded chicken tortilla-less soup

8. Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla-less Soup (Paleo)

Whole30 buffalo ranch chicken meal prep with veggies

9. Buffalo Chicken Ranch Whole30 Meal Prep

Tarragon chicken salad in a white bowl

10. Tarragon Chicken Salad with Almonds

BBQ shredded chicken bowls

11. BBQ Chicken Bowls with Sweet Potatoes and Coleslaw (Whole30)

Instant pot bbq shredded chicken

12. Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

Whole30 chicken salad with grapes

13. Whole30 Chicken Salad

Shredded buffalo chicken dip

14. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Chicken pesto pasta in a large pot

15. One-Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta

Buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes with ranch

16. Healthy, Creamy Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Ranch (Whole30, Paleo)

Close up of chicken tacos at an angle

17. Crockpot Chicken Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

Gluten free chicken noodle soup in a white bowl

18. Easy Homemade Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup

Shredded chicken and broccoli with brown rice in a bowl

19. Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Brown Rice Bake

Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes with shredded chicken, pico, avocado, and jalapeno

20. Whole30 Instant Pot Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Paleo buffalo chicken casserole in a square pan turned at an angle

21. Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole with Ranch and Cauliflower Rice (Whole30, Low Carb)

Chicken fried cauliflower rice in a white bowl

22. Cauliflower Fried Rice with Chicken (Whole30 and Paleo Friendly)

Whole30 chicken casserole

23. Whole30 Casserole with Chicken, Broccoli, and Almonds

Chilaquiles in a large pan

24. Whole30 Chilaquiles with Sweet Potatoes

A bowl of keto chicken and dumplings

25. Keto Chicken and Dumplings from our sister site, Easy Healthy Recipes

Two plates of shredded chicken nacho fries next to a large pan of fries

26. Buffalo Shredded Chicken Fries Recipe from our sister site, Easy Healthy Recipes

Keto white chicken chili in a white bowl

27. Keto White Chicken Chili from our sister site, Easy Healthy Recipes

Healthy tostados on a large baking sheet pan

28. Healthy Chicken Tostadas from our sister site, Easy Healthy Recipes

Creamy chicken enchiladas on a white plate

29. Creamy Shredded Chicken Enchiladas from our sister site, Easy Healthy Recipes

Buffalo chicken dip with celery stalks

30. Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip from our sister site, Easy Healthy Recipes

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  1. I’ve never seen so many ways to make shredded chicken taste much better than it does, since it’s one of my least favorite ingredients, really for the texture unless its mixed with great ingredients, like with sweet potatoes in chilaquiles, so thank you for all of these

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