15 Easy Shredded Chicken Recipes

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Shredded chicken is a versatile ingredient just waiting to be transformed into something delicious. I have 15 mouthwatering ideas for what to make with shredded chicken that has something for everyone.

From classic comfort foods to zesty Mexican-inspired dishes, these recipes are perfect for easy dinners, quick lunches, or even meal prep. 

three chicken soft tacos

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Whether you’re a busy parent looking for weeknight dinner inspiration or just someone who loves good food, these recipes make good use of shredded chicken. So next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up some chicken breast or thighs and try these delicious ideas!

1. Chicken Tacos

Take your favorite shredded chicken, mix it with taco seasoning, and stuff it into warm flour tortillas. Top with sour cream, fresh herbs, and your favorite toppings for an easy dinner idea the whole family will love.

buffalo chicken dip in white baking dish

2. Buffalo Chicken Dip

Mix shredded chicken with buffalo sauce, cream cheese, and a sprinkle of chili powder. Bake until bubbly and serve with tortilla chips—a great recipe for game day or gatherings.

slice of homemade chicken pot pie on white plate with whole pie in background along with fork

3. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Combine shredded chicken with a creamy sauce, vegetables, and store-bought pie crust for a comforting classic. The best part? Leftover rotisserie chicken works perfectly here!

A close up of white chicken chili topped with green onion

4. White Chicken Chili

In a slow cooker or on the stove, simmer shredded chicken with white beans, chicken broth, and green chilies. Add sour cream and lime juice for a creamy broth—perfect for a cozy dinner.

slow cooker enchiladas on white plate with pico de gallo

5. Chicken Enchiladas

Roll shredded chicken into corn tortillas, top with enchilada sauce, and bake until bubbly. Top with fresh herbs and a dollop of sour cream for a delicious lunch or dinner. White chicken enchiladas are another great option.

slow cooker chicken tortilla soup in white bowl with avocado slices and cilantro on top and lime in background

6. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Simmer shredded chicken with chicken broth, tomatoes, and taco seasoning for a flavorful soup. Serve with tortilla strips, avocado, and lime wedges for a hearty meal.

turkey noodle soup in white bowl with parsley

7. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Use shredded chicken in a pot of simmering chicken broth with noodles and vegetables. It’s a comforting meal, especially when you’re feeling under the weather.

8. Chimichurri Chicken Salad

Toss shredded chicken with homemade chimichurri sauce, mixed greens, and your favorite toppings. A fresh and zesty salad perfect for a light lunch.

9. Chicken Quesadillas

Layer shredded chicken between flour tortillas with cheese and salsa. Cook until crispy on the stove for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy.

spoon full of chicken pot pie soup

10. Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Make a creamy soup with shredded chicken, vegetables, and a splash of cream. Serve with a flaky puff pastry on top for a comforting twist on the classic.

11. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Place boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the Instant Pot with chicken stock and spices. Cook on high pressure for tender chicken in minutes—perfect for meal prep.

12. Mexican Chicken Salad

Combine shredded chicken with black beans, corn, and a creamy dressing. Serve over greens or in a wrap for a delicious and healthy meal.

grape and pecan chicken salad on sandwich bun

13. Chicken Salad with Grapes

For a different take on chicken salad, try this sweeter version made with mayonnaise, sliced grapes, and crunchy pecans.

14. Chicken Quesadilla Pies

Layer shredded chicken, cheese, and salsa between layers of puff pastry. Bake until golden brown for perfect snack bowls or an easy lunch.

15. Chicken Tikka Masala

Use shredded chicken in a jarred curry sauce over rice and serve it up with a side of from-scratch naan for an Indian-inspired meal.

creamy chicken and egg noodles in white bowl

16. Homestyle Creamy Chicken and Noodles

For the ultimate comfort food use your shredded chicken to make this chicken and noodles with a creamy sauce.

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