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    The 35 BEST Shredded Chicken Recipes

    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 35 BEST Shredded Chicken Recipes.

    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    4. BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

    These easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches feature our effortless slow cooker shredded chicken and creamy coleslaw on a toasted bun. They’re perfect for parties and get togethers!

    Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

    5. Chicken Pastina Soup (Chicken and Stars)

    Our easy Chicken Pastina Soup recipe is just what you need on a chilly fall day. Light, yet satisfying, it’s a fun twist on your basic chicken noodle.

    With a simple clear broth seasoned with herbs and aromatic veggies, this nostalgic bowl of shredded chicken and stars will take you back to your childhood…

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Pastina Soup

    6. 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.

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    7. 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.

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    8. Crack Chicken

    This addictingly delicious Crack Chicken with shredded chicken is loaded with creamy cheesy goodness. And it’s topped with bacon. This easy recipe is equally great in the crockpot or instant pot.

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    9. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    10. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    11. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal

    12. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchn

    13. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    14. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ twopeasandtheirpod

    15. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    16. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    17. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ natasahaskitchen

    18. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    19. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ isabeleats

    20. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    21. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ afamilyfeast

    22. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ savorynothings

    23. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    24. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    25. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner

    26. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    27. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    28. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ mybakingaddiction

    29. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ togetherasfamily

    30. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ cravinghomecooked

    31. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyhomecooked

    32. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ crazyforcrust

    33. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ tasteandtellblog

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    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.

    Save or pin this collection of great recipes so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

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    The 35 BEST Shredded Chicken Recipes

    All of these great Shredded Chicken Recipes are a great use for any leftover chicken you might have in your fridge, and make easy weeknight dinner options. We love this pot pie casserole:


    • 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


    1. Thaw frozen peas and corn. Shred or cube the rotisserie chicken. Pre heat the oven to 375° F
    2. Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. You want them al dente.
    3. 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.
    4. Add in flour and cook for a minute stirring continuously.
    5. Stir in chicken broth and cream and cook stirring for 3 minutes, till the sauce thickens up a bit.
    6. Add chicken, peas and corn, and noodles. Mix well.
    7. Mix parmesan and panko in a bowl and sprinkle it evenly over the top of the casserole.
    8. Pop this casserole in the oven to bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes.
    9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.


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