37 Easy Shredded Chicken Recipes

These shredded chicken recipes are fast and flavorful. From pizza to soup, they go well beyond the classics.

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Lime Chicken Tacos

Shredded chicken fits perfectly in a taco! Versatile and easy, you can add extra spices if you want a bit more heat. Any leftovers of this meal can be tossed into a garden salad the next day.

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General Tso’s Stew

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.
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Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken

With little prep time comes big flavor payout. Kids will love this creamy ranch chicken (and so will adults!)
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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo chicken has found its way into wrap and dips, but how about chili? This rich chili combines cream cheese, blue cheese and hot sauce for an unforgettable experience.
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Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ Chicken

Carolina vinegar BBQ chicken is a tangy flavor explosion that involves white vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes and chicken broth. Remember: Carolina BBQ is not the same as other regional BBQ sauces, so know what you’re getting when making this recipe.
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Saucy Thai Chicken Pizzas

Pizza toppings can be anything these days, with interesting combinations popping up all the time. This pizza is no different with peanut sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and shredded chicken making for a sweet and crunchy meal.
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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These sliders are the perfect appetizer at a party, or dinner for a big family. Quick and easy, you can go about your day while the chicken simmers.
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Pressure-Cooker Asian Wraps

These Asian wraps are packed with a hefty serving of broccoli coleslaw mix for a nice crunch. Served with a ketchup, honey, ginger and oil sauce, they are sweet and savory.
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Grandma’s Cajun Chicken & Spaghetti

This spicy spaghetti has cayenne pepper, green pepper and green chilies. With two types of protein, this is a balanced and lighter dish than most pastas.
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Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Best served with ranch or blue cheese, these crispy appetizers are great for a crowd. Although they’re not as crunchy as deep fried egg rolls, these are easy to make and easier to enjoy.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

This taco salad is as nice to eat as it is to look at. This shredded chicken can be used for multiple meals including tacos, sandwiches and omelets.
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Baked Chimichangas

For less heat, you can take the chiles out of these baked chimichangas. This recipe uses low-fat ingredients for a healthier spin on the dish.
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Pressure-Cooker Tandoori Chicken Panini

This Indian-inspired panini is grilled between two pieces of naan. The chicken has strong but simple flavors that you’ll keep coming back to.
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Chicken Sliders with Sesame Slaw

These sliders are a spin on traditional BBQ chicken sliders. With an Asian twist, they’re tangy and spicy.
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Slow-Cooked Chicken Enchilada Soup

This soup has customizable topping options like sour cream, tortilla strips and avocado. Comforting with a kick, this soup is perfect for a cozy night in.
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The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken soup is the food equivalent of a big hug. Safe, warm and nostalgic, this shredded chicken recipe will have you coming back again and again.
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BBQ Chicken Sliders

These BBQ chicken sliders are great for a potluck or big gathering. Meant to bring people together, these tender sliders will melt in your mouth.
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Harvesttime Chicken with Couscous

This slow-cooker shredded chicken recipe is for busy days. You can serve bread or veggies with this well-rounded and delicious dinner.
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Tomato Balsamic Chicken

This Italian-style dinner is for when you want to cook but don’t have a lot of time. Let it simmer in the slow cooker as your house smells like the inside of a marinara jar.
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BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes

All your comfort foods wrapped into one, these BBQ chicken baked potatoes have everything you can ask for. Add your favorite toppings to really send it over the top.
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Orange Barley Chicken

This orange chicken gets its citrus flavor from three cups of orange juice. These unique flavor combinations, along with easy to follow directions, call for a dinner you won’t be able to forget.
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Chicken Tamales

If you have some time on your hands, make a batch of homemade tamales. They freeze well, so you can reap the rewards of your hard work for months.
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Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken

This family-friendly shredded chicken recipe will satisfy your pickiest of eaters. It can be served over noodles or rice.
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Flavorful White Chicken Chili

Lime, cumin and cilantro are what separates this chili from others. These sharper flavors add a bit of zest to a dinner staple.
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Chipotle Pulled Chicken

This easy and slow meal is great for families! Use leftovers for barbecue pizzas or burritos.
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Green Chile Chicken Chili

You can add a bit of sour cream to tame the spice from this green chile chicken chili. It tastes best served with chips.
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Spicy Chicken and Rice

This spicy chicken is filling, hearty and easy to make. Set it in the slow cooker while you go about your day.
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Polynesian Pulled Chicken

This coconut and pineapple chicken mimics that of a pulled pork recipe. It’s sweet and savory and just what you’ll need after a long day.
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Shredded Barbecue Chicken over Grits

Grits are the perfect foundation for meat, and these are no exception. The pumpkin makes these grits taste like fall.
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Southwestern Chicken & Lima Bean Stew

This stew has some spice and everything nice. With cumin, green pepper and fire roasted tomatoes, you won’t be able to stop filling your plate.
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Busy-Day Chicken Fajitas

You can adjust the spice levels of these fajitas by using hot picante sauce or sour cream. Depending on if you’re feeding kids or a group, you can even let people add their own fillings.
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Easy Slow-Cooker Chicken Ropa Vieja

This dish can be served with plantains or hominy. Instead of apple juice, this shredded chicken recipe takes it right from the source with a medium Granny Smith apple.
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Grandmother’s Southern Chicken ‘n’ Dumplings

You’ve never seen dumplings look so uniform. These Southern-style dumplings will warm up anyone on a cool evening.
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Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Tacos

Take a break from your usual taco night and try these bourbon barbecue chicken tacos. You can use lettuce wraps to cut half of the carbs.
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Moroccan Chicken Tagine Pockets

The carrot salad adds a much needed crunch to these chicken tagine pockets. You can substitute the tortillas for pitas as well.
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Zucchini-Wrapped Chicken Enchiladas

From zoodles to zucchini wraps, zucchini has come a long way in food substitutions. But don’t knock it until you try it; these chicken enchiladas just might find their way into your dinner rotation.
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Spiced-Up Healthy Soup

This spicy and low-fat soup is as well rounded as it is delightful. While it might appear light, it is actually hearty and dense.

Alyssa Asaro
Alyssa has been with Taste of Home for just over a year, but has been in food and lifestyle publishing since 2018. As an associate editor, she writes and edits recipe collections and runs several newsletters, including Top 10, Slow Cooker & Casseroles, Quick Dinners and Balanced Plate. When she's not planning her next trip overseas, you can find Alyssa trying out new Chicago restaurants or watching a movie.