If you have some shredded chicken handy, there are so many things you can make with it. It’s such a versatile ingredient.
That’s why we compiled this list of easy Shredded Chicken Recipes for you to make in your own kitchen.
You’ll find quick salads, cozy soups and stews, hearty casseroles, tacos, sandwiches and so much more! Whether you’re using leftovers and making some fresh shredded chicken, there are so many options!
Save this collection of great recipes, and you’ll always know what to make with shredded chicken!
The BEST Shredded Chicken Recipes:
1. Vietnamese Chicken Salad
We’re starting this list of shredded chicken recipes with this fresh, bright and full of flavor Vietnamese Chicken Salad.
This is not your usual chicken salad. It’s almost like a shredded slaw, but with amazingly tasty dressing and the goodness of chicken. Look at the colors and textures and you will guess all the jam packed flavors in this heaping mound of salad
2. Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
A pot pie without the pie sounds crazy, but this crustless rotisserie chicken pot pie casserole shows that it’s totally possible! It’s packed with flavors that are cozy and comforting, which makes it a great choice to bundle up with on a cold winter’s day.
3. Brunswick Stew
Brunswick stew is a hearty southern dish that’s perfect for chilly nights. It’s loaded with shredded chicken and other meats, veggies and great seasonings.
And best of all, it’s super easy. Only a few minutes of hands on time is all it takes.
4. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken
If you’re ready to spice things up, this easy 5-ingredient Crockpot Buffalo Chicken is the way to go!
It’s the ultimate dump and go recipe, and will be a big hit at all of your get togethers. Plus, it’s one of the most classic shredded chicken recipes you’ll ever make.
5. Avgolemono Soup
Meet your new go to comfort food. This Avgolemono Soup is your chicken noodle soup taken to the next level. It’s silky and smooth and oh so delicious.
This classic Greek lemon soup uses egg and lemon (avgo-lemono) to create a creamy, velvety broth with a refreshing lemony hint.
6. Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade chicken noodle soup loaded with vegetables and a delicious broth made from scratch! One pot… one soup! A homemade, easy to make Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for any day of the week!
7. Chicken Tinga Tacos
Everybody loves tacos! If you don’t, you just haven’t made one that suits you! These chicken tinga tacos are the best, and you’ll definitely fall in love with them. They’re perfectly saucy and spicy, and they’re filled with the best ingredients!
8. Cranberry Chicken Salad
This Cranberry Chicken Salad is a great recipe to have on hand. It has crunch from pecans and sweetness and tang from dried cranberries. It’s a versatile recipe that’s great for sandwichs, wraps, or atop a bed of lettuce.
9. Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos
Chicken Nachos are the best appetizer for game day, or any other occasion. They are so easy. Just load up a baking sheet with tortilla ships and your favorite toppings, then bake. They’re one of our favorite shredded chicken recipe!
10. Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie.. Classic recipes are popular for a reason, they’re absolutely delicious! This chicken pot pie is made from complete scratch, and it’s filled with shredded chicken and vegetables.
11. Chicken Tortilla Soup
If you love Mexican flavors this Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe will be your new favorite. It’s made with vegetables and chicken, with lots of your favorite toppings. So good!
12. Chicken Pesto Sandwich
This Chicken Sandwich with homemade pesto and shredded chicken is outstanding! Make this for lunch or dinner, it’s always a treat.
13. BBQ Chicken Pizza
This barbecue chicken pizza is so good, it won’t compare to anything you can order at a restaurant! It’s made using barbecue sauce, mozzarella, chicken, red onions, and cilantro. The recipe uses rotisserie chicken, but you can use any kind of shredded chicken.
14. Chicken Tetrazzini
You’re going to love how easy it is to put together this family friendly chicken and mushroom casserole.
It takes only 15 minutes to prep and the rest of the work will be done by your trusty oven. Great one pot meal for everybody to enjoy.
15. Chicken Pot Pie Soup
All your favorite, comforting chicken pot pie flavors in a soupy form… This is an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
16. Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Making restaurant worthy enchiladas is very much possible. All you need is great enchilada sauce and everything else falls into place. Every time it will turn finger licking delicious with melty cheese on top.
17. Chicken Patties
These Chicken Patties are crispy on the outside and tender and moist inside. They are a great way to use up leftover shredded chicken, and they go with a variety of sides.
18. Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
Another easy recipe on our list are these rotisserie chicken tacos! The great thing about tacos is that there’s so many different kinds of them, and these rotisserie chicken tacos are delicious, easy to make, and a great way to feed a crowd!
19. Easy Chicken Quesadillas
Everybody’s favorite Quesadilla gets more tasty and flavorful, with the help of shredded chicken and pepper filling along with loads of cheese. Bite into gooey melted cheese smeared all over delicious chicken. Mexican comfort food at its best.
20. Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti
This Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti pasta is total comfort food. Cooked shredded chicken and pasta are tossed with a creamy sauce, then topped with cheese and baked to perfection. The whole family will love this dish. It’s one of our favorite shredded chicken recipes!
21. Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad
This super simple and easy Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad is a great side dish for your cookout, but is hearty enough for a weeknight main course.
22. Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats
Looking for a recipe with a bit of kick? This Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boat recipe is perfect for you! These Boats are so delicious, easy to make, and low carb.
With just a few ingredients and homemade ranch dressing, you will have these Zucchini Boats on your dinner table in less than an hour.
23. Creamy White Chicken Lasagna
A great variation on your favorite Italian casserole, this Chicken Lasagna features tender shredded chicken layered with noodles and a creamy spinach sauce and plenty of melty cheese. YUMMM.
24. Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Chicken parmesan is a classic Italian comfort food. The shredded chicken is covered with a homemade marinara, and melted cheese. So good…
Just add in pasta and you have a hearty casserole.
25. Tuscan Style Chicken Soup
Tuscan Style Chicken Soup is so good. It’s loaded with shredded chicken, fresh veggies, white beans and savory Italian seasoning. It’s a super comforting bowl.
26. Easy Chicken Chili
If you’re looking for a cozy meal for a fall or winter night, give this Chicken Chili a try. You will want to enjoy a big bowl of this comfort any time!
27. Fiesta Chicken Casserole
Fiesta Chicken Casserole is like a fusion between Italian and Mexican, with chicken, pasta, black beans, corn, seasonings, and cheese. It’s very easy to make, and is great as leftovers.
28. BBQ Chicken Sliders
These BBQ Chicken Sliders are such fun handheld bites for parties, game days or any gatherings. Everyone is gonna eat more than one for sure!
29. Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
Buffalo Chicken Lasagna puts a spicy twist on everyone’s favorite pasta casserole. It has all the flavors you love in buffalo wings, and is super cheesy.
30. Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread Pizza
This Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread Pizza is a great lunch or quick dinner. Using store bought naan flatbread, it comes together in about 15 minutes.
31. Chicken Enchilada Skillet
Ready in under 30 minutes, this chicken enchilada skillet is almost too easy. Shredded leftover chicken, beans, corn, onions, bell peppers along with leftover rice. It all get tossed in enchiladas sauce and topped with cheese. Easy peezy.
32. Avocado Chicken Salad
This recipe is a tasty variation of your classic chicken salad. It’s perfect for sandwiches, or for a lighter option, on a bed of lettuce!
33. Chicken Avocado Pita Sandwich
These Chicken Pita Sandwich pockets are a healthy and delicious lunch option. They’re filled with healthy and delicious ingredients, like avocado, chicken, tomatoes, and Greek yogurt.
They’re packed full of nutrients, will keep you full during the day, and are easy to make. Suddenly your lunches will start looking mighty interesting, thanks to good old pita.
34. BBQ Chicken Wraps
If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe, here it is. These BBQ Chicken Wraps come together in about 10 minutes, and are great on the go meals. Perfect for school or work lunches.
35. Easy Jambalaya
Jambalaya is one of the famous dishes out of New Orleans. It’s loaded with shrimp, sausage and chicken, and has a great spicy kick!
So there you go, thirty five amazing shredded chicken recipes. They’re all so good, and are great ways to use up any leftover chicken you have in the fridge.
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- 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded or diced
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3 cups cooked noodles (bow ties)
- 1/2 cup panko
- 1/4 cup parmesan
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Thaw frozen peas and corn. Shred or cube the rotisserie chicken. Pre heat the oven to 375° F
- Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. You want them al dente.
- Heat butter in cast iron skillet (see note 1) over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add in flour and cook for a minute stirring continuously.
- Stir in chicken broth and cream and cook stirring for 3 minutes, till the sauce thickens up a bit.
- Add chicken, peas and corn, and noodles. Mix well.
- Mix parmesan and panko in a bowl and sprinkle it evenly over the top of the casserole.
- Pop this casserole in the oven to bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
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