41 Shredded Chicken Recipes

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If you are a fan of shredded chicken recipes as much as we do, then this post is exactly what you are looking for. We’ve compiled a list of 41 mouth-watering shredded chicken recipes that are sure to please your taste buds and make mealtime a breeze.

Whether you’re looking for healthy options or indulgent treats, you’ll find something to love in this collection of shredded chicken recipes. So check it out and start experimenting with this delicious ingredient today!

Easy Shredded Chicken Recipes

Starting from classic dishes like chicken soup to delicious shredded chicken casserole recipes, you will find in this post something for everyone. 

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These recipes are super easy to make and perfect for meal prep, weekend dinners, or a family gathering. So choose your favorite recipes and tell us how they turn.


What Is Shredded Chicken?

Shredded chicken is a dish made from chicken meat that has been cooked and then torn or cut into small pieces using a fork or a meat shredder. s. It’s used as a filling or ingredient in many recipes, such as sandwiches, soups, tacos, or casseroles, where the chicken must be in small bite-sized pieces.

Shredded chicken can be cooked using different methods such as boiling, grilling, or slow cooking, then shredded using your favorite way.

How To Shred Chicken?

If you want to make shredded chicken, you may know that there are different methods of doing it. Here are some of them:

  • Using two forks: add the cooked chicken to a bowl and use 2 forks to shred the meat by pulling it apart in opposite directions.
  • Using your hands: add the cooked chicken on a cutting board or in a bowl and use your hands to shred the meat.
  • With a stand mixer: place the cooked chicken in a mixer bowl and use the paddle attachment to shred the meat on low speed.
  • Using a hand mixer: you can also shred the cooked chicken meat using a hand-held mixer on low speed.

Can I Use Canned Chicken Instead Of Shredded Chicken?

Sure, you can replace shredded chicken with canned chicken, but you will need to know that it may not have the same texture or flavor as freshly cooked chicken.

Tips For Making Shredded Chicken

  • You can also use chicken thighs to make shredded chicken.
  • Let the chicken cool before shredding it if you are using your hands to do it.
  • Store the water where you cooked the chicken to use for recipes that call for chicken broth.

Shredded Chicken Taco Bowl

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This easy Shredded Chicken Taco Bowl makes an amazing lunch or dinner idea. It is a keto taco bowl packed full of southwest flavors.

Keto Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

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TACOS ARE LIFE because everyone can get on board for them, including the pickiest of eaters– and these keto slow cooker shredded chicken tacos are no exception! Good thing they’re easy to make with a simple cheese shell.

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Learn how to make juicy instant pot shredded chicken that's loaded with flavor. Made with just 5 ingredients, it's the best way to prepare shredded chicken that's super versatile.

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe

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A quick & easy Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe using only 4 ingredients! If you want juicy, perfectly cooked chicken-this healthy slow cooker recipe is for you! Paleo, Keto, Whole30 and Gluten Free!

General Tso’s Stew

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This unique dish combines the spicy and tangy flavors of General Tso’s chicken with the warm richness of a stew. You just let it sit in the slow cooker while your home is filled with a restaurant quality scent.

Keto Crockpot White Shredded Chicken Chili

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Healthy chicken, creamy cheese, and a hint of spice combine to create a low carb slow-cooking chili that is sure to become a favorite.

Keto Chicken Verde Enchiladas

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Easy Keto Chicken Verde Enchiladas are low carb, corn free, gluten free and tortilla free.  

Instant Pot Keto Broccoli Chicken Bacon Cheese Soup

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Instant Pot Keto Broccoli Chicken Bacon Cheese Soup is a low carb, gluten-free, creamy, cheesy, incredibly delicious soup with broccoli, shredded chicken, and bacon.


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Warming, comforting and hearty: homemade keto chicken soup is like a hug in a bowl! This easy low carb recipe is packed with tender chicken, vegetables, fresh herbs and plenty of flavor.


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This keto noodle chicken soup is one of the best keto soup recipes you can make. It's incredibly flavorful, super filling, and, oh-so-healthy. 

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

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Made with only 4 simple ingredients, this recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken is loaded with the most incredible flavor! If you love buffalo chicken and are looking for an easy dinner to make, you’ve come to the right place!

Low-Carb Sweet & Smoky Pulled Chicken

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This is a recipe that I cook in my slow cooker a lot, so I tweaked it slightly to work with both a slow cooker and a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. Moist and tender threads of chicken breast enveloped in a rich, sweet, smokey low-carb sauce. 

Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ Chicken

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Carolina vinegar BBQ chicken is a tangy flavor explosion that involves white vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes and chicken broth.

Low Carb Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

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Pulled chicken with keto barbecue sauce, and keto coleslaw on a low carb bun – these are easy to put together and great during hot weather.

Keto Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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These Keto Buffalo Chicken Sliders are perfect for tailgating game-days, as a perfect appetizer/party food, or even a fun weeknight dinner!


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These tasty low carb shredded chicken taquitos are sure to be a crowd pleaser. They make a great snack on a ketogenic diet and are a wonderful party appetizer.


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The low carb pizza crust is made with shredded chicken and it’s so good! Wow, you don’t even miss the “bread” of the crust because the chicken cooked crispy and has a nice texture to it. 

Keto Spring Roll in a Bowl

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This easy Spring Roll in a Bowl recipe is one of my favourite keto dinners to make when I'm short on time. A tasty, nutritious and low-carb meal made from scratch in less than 20 minutes!

Shredded Chicken Salad (Costco Style)

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With only a few simple ingredients and a quick and easy tip for shredding chicken, this healthy recipe is great for meal prep, brunches, and picnics. It’s great made with rotisserie chicken, too. Naturally Whole30, paleo, keto, and low carb friendly.


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If you like the Costco version, you'll love this easy shredded chicken saladrecipe! Made with crunchy red grapes, toasted almonds, and tangy sour cream it's a great way to use up that rotisserie chicken in the fridge!

Homemade Keto Chicken Salad Recipe

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This low-carb, keto-friendly chicken salad recipe uses chicken breast, 1/2 cup of avocado oil mayo, plus bacon and olives. Ready in 15 min!

5 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

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5 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Fajitas that are gluten-free, Whole30 approved, keto, and paleo. This whole30 crock pot recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables, flavor, and is perfect for meal prep! Add this healthy fajita chicken to tacos, bowls, or salads for an easy weeknight dinner.

Crack Chicken – Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or Stove Top

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This recipe for Crack Chicken is super easy and gives instructions for the Instant Pot, slow cooker or stove top. Instead of that infamous ranch packet, I use a homemade blend of flavorful herbs and spices.


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This chicken quesadilla is the best! It’s easy, it’s cheesy, it’s flavorful, it’s a bit spicy. It even has some vegetables in it, so you might actually label it as healthy if you’re super generous about it.

Pulled Tandoori Chicken

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This extremely versatile pulled chicken recipe is the easiest and quickest it can ever get. 

Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Comforting and delicious keto chicken enchilada soup combines low carb enchilada sauce with bone broth, onions, peppers, shredded chicken, and Mexican spices. It’s a super-easy keto Instant Pot recipe your entire family will love!

Keto Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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This Keto Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe satisfies even the strongest enchilada cravings. Made with just 5 ingredients, it couldn’t be any easier–or delicious!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

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This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole has all the traditional flavors of cordon bleu but in a different presentation. Everyone loves this easy dinner recipe that’s loaded with shredded chicken, ham, and a creamy cheese sauce.

Keto Chicken Enchilada Quesadillas

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Keto Chicken Enchilada Quesadillas is the traditional authentic taste you crave, now with a much healthier kick! Savory chicken, creamy quesadilla cheese paired with low carb tortillas brings the "fiesta" back to your keto table! 


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Easy low carb Southwest chicken cream cheese wraps. Skip the high carb tortillas and make cheese shells for your cream cheese roll ups.

Keto Chicken Patties, Cook Once Eat Twice

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These delicious Keto chicken patties are tasty, crispy chicken patties are keto, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly! Not only are they easy to make, but they are also affordable and can be customized quickly. 

Cream Cheese Chicken Stuffed Peppers

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These cream cheese chicken stuffed peppers are the perfect answer to a busy weeknight! These peppers are stuffed with a creamy chicken mixture that’s naturally low carb and always a hit with my kiddos!

Keto Chicken Broccoli Casserole

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This Keto Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole recipe is super easy to throw together. It’s a rich, cheesy, and quick dinner for a weeknight feast!

Keto Yum Yum Chicken Slaw

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This easy chicken dinner recipe features the famous Yum Yum Sauce that's served at the hibachi restaurants. It's great with chicken, shrimp or steak.

Chicken Zucchini Boats

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These low-carb, keto, gluten-free, Chicken Zucchini Boats are stuffed with chicken, homemade tomato pasta sauce, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. These easy and flavourful stuffed zucchini boats are the perfect easy weeknight dinner that comes together in a few simple steps. 

Keto Mexican Shredded Chicken

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This versatile chicken recipe is a family favorite and perfect for meal prep! Shredded chicken is spiced up with Mexican spices and cooked with tomato sauce for a simple and easy dish the entire family will go nuts for keto or not! 

Mediterranean Pulled Chicken

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This recipe is made with skinless chicken breasts, full-fat Greek yogurt, garlic, vegetable stock, and seasoning. It takes us on a trip to the Mediterranean with this shredded chicken recipe.

Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl

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This Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl is a low carb twist on a Mexican favorite! It's SO easy to make, totally filling and ridiculously yummy!

Loaded KETO Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole

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Baked to perfection, KETO Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole is loaded with 2 cheeses, crispy bacon, cauliflower rice and rotisserie chicken making the healthiest and quickest low-carb cauliflower bake you’ll find. 

Low Carb Chicken Casserole {keto friendly}

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This simple Low Carb Chicken Casserole is packed full of delicious chicken, broccoli, and cheese. Not only will the entire family enjoy, but you can serve with a simple garden salad for a full meal.


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The great flavor of Jalapeño Poppers, turned into a dip and served with fresh veggies or Keto friendly crackers!  Perfect for your next party or game-day!
Easy Shredded Chicken Recipes

41 Shredded Chicken Recipes

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Yelds 8 servings


If you are a fan of shredded chicken recipes as much as we do, then this post is exactly what you are looking for. We've compiled a list of 41 mouth-watering shredded chicken recipes that are sure to please your taste buds and make mealtime a breeze.


  • 4 lb Chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Chicken broth


  • Season the chicken breast with Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  • Place the chicken into the instant pot and season with salt pepper and Italian Seasoning, Pour the chicken broth a.
  • Select the "Manual" or Pressure Cookie setting from the menu. Then set the time for cooking for 10 minutes.
  • Let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Drain half of the chicken broth and shred the chicken.
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Shredded Chicken
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