25 Delicious Recipes with Shredded Chicken

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Got a bunch of chicken and don’t know what to do? These **shredded chicken recipes** will make it the star of your dinners!

Chicken is one of the most versatile meats you can find.

It’s delicious in salads, tacos, casseroles, and more.

You can even shred it to make delicious tacos, quesadillas, and sandwiches.

But really, there are so many ways to enjoy this lean protein.

If you’re looking for recipes that showcase the versatility of chicken, you’ve come to the right place.

From hearty bowls and comforting stews to tasty sides and appetizers, you’ll find something on this list of shredded chicken recipes.

No matter what you’re craving, this list has you covered.

Healthy Vietnamese-Chicken Salad Recipe

1. Goi Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Salad)

This tasty salad is made with shredded chicken, onion, and bell pepper tossed in a creamy peanut sauce.

It’s like your favorite Chinese takeout appetizer but healthier.

The best part about this recipe is that it doesn’t require any cooking!

Serve it with rice noodles or enjoy it as a side dish.

2. Chicken Tetrazzini

Just like the spaghetti, tetrazzini is another classic Italian dish made with noodles and cheese.

This one is a little bit different, though.

It’s using chicken instead of meatballs for added protein and flavor.

And it’s also loaded with lots of veggies.

I love the bright green color that this Tetrazzini provides, which looks fantastic on top of a plate along with all those vegetables.

In case you were wondering, the chicken in this recipe has already been pan-fried and sautéed to perfection in butter and oil before adding it to any pasta sauce.

That gives it plenty of incredible flavors and textures that are hard to resist.

3. Cheesy Pesto Pasta Bake

This cheesy pasta bake is surprisingly easy to make.

You don’t even need a fancy oven!

(Or at least an expensive one.)

4. Shredded Chicken Tacos

These shredded chicken tacos are the perfect way to get your Mexican fix.

You’ll use a rotisserie chicken, which makes it perfect for this recipe.

Plus, all you have to do is chop and shred the meat!

Aside from adding diversity to your dinner, the chicken will soak up the flavors of each dish.

5. Shredded Chicken Sandwich

Ready to make a sandwich on your lunch break?

This shredded chicken is the perfect dish.

You’ll get the benefit of fresh ingredients, but also get all the flavor and texture of a classic chicken sandwich.

And best of all, it only takes 30 minutes to make!

This recipe uses ground turkey meat for extra protein and texture.

But you can use any type of chicken you like.

If you need your sandwich sandwiches to be even more filling, consider using mayo instead of cream cheese.

6. Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

I can’t even begin to describe how good this stew is.

It’s warm, hearty, and just what you need after a long day.

It features juicy beef, carrots, potatoes, and peas swimming in a rich broth with bacon and sausage.

This is definitely one of the best Brunswick Stew recipes I’ve tried!

Top tip: don’t be afraid to add leftovers. Cook up some leftover ham or chicken for another meal later on.

7. Chicken Parmesan Casserole With Pasta

Instead of the cheesy chicken, try this creamy chicken casserole instead.

It’s just as delicious, but it has a slightly different taste.

I like the pasta to be a little extra chewy and tender.

But if you have some that is already cooked, then I would recommend tossing these in sooner rather than later.

8. Chicken Pesto Pasta Bake

Pesto is a staple in my house.

It’s cheap, easy, and oh so tasty.

And this chicken pesto pasta bake is no exception!

You can make it with just five ingredients and then let it sit for an hour or two to infuse the sauce with flavor.

It’s cheesy, zesty, creamy, and full of garlic.

I like to drizzle on some extra virgin olive oil before serving it because there’s so much cheese in there!

9. Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

Get ready to have your mind blown with these chicken nachos!

Admittedly, they’re not the most appetizing thing on this list.

But I promise you, once you taste them, there will be no going back.

They’re loaded with chips, cheese, green chilies, and aioli.

Together, they create a spectacular array of flavors that are hard not to love.

And if it weren’t for the creamy ranch dip on top?

I don’t think anyone would mind one bite.

10. Chicken Tortellini Soup

Tortellini soup is a great way to use leftover chicken.

In this case, you’ll just need the tortellini shells, canned tomatoes, and canned veggies.

It tastes so good on its own; it’s unlikely that anyone would complain about the addition of chicken.

And if you have any leftovers from last night’s dinner party, this recipe will be ready in no time.

11. Chicken Pot Pie

You can’t go wrong with chicken pot pie.

It’s a classic meal that everyone loves.

But you don’t have to go all the way to Canada for it!

Homemade chicken pot pie is a wholesome, comforting treat that tastes just like the store-bought version.

It takes less than an hour to make – and only one bowl!

12. Chicken Salad With Cranberries

Chicken salad with cranberries is a unique way to feed your family when they’re on the go.

It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

This recipe combines chicken breast, celery, and yogurt in a creamy and tangy dressing.

For extra flavor and texture, try adding some sliced almonds to the mix.

You can also add in dried cranberries to make this dish extra special.

Serve it with bread or crackers for an extra crunchy bite.


13. Healthy Crustless Chicken Pot Pie

This scrumptious chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food.

The crustless pie can be made with just one pan, and this recipe makes it a bit more special.

It’s topped with tender chicken and creamy gravy, making it extra luxurious.

If you want something even more baked than the basic version, try using a sweet potato filling instead of the lentils.


14. Avgolemono Soup (aka Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)

This soup is not just for the winter months!

The lemon flavor is so bright, and it’s super refreshing.

Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.

I love this recipe because you can add things like carrots, celery, and potatoes to make this soup even more filling.

If you have time, I highly recommend making as many side dishes as possible.

This way your meals don’t get boring.

15. BBQ Chicken Bacon Pizza

I’ve always been a fan of the classic pizzas, but this BBQ chicken bacon pizza is a game-changer.

Not only does it taste fantastic, but it also has some heartiness, so you won’t feel like you’re indulging.

16. Tuscan Chicken Soup

This weeknight dinner is perfect for busy folks.

It’s quick and easy, yet it’s packed with flavor.

This Tuscan chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food that will warm your belly on a chilly night.

Plus, it’s healthy and weight-friendly!

Everything about this dish screams summertime.

The flavors are bright and fresh.

And best of all, you can make it in just 15 minutes.

The secret to keeping this soupy treat light?

Use a high quality protein such as chicken or shrimp.

And be sure to include lots of vegetables!

17. Chicken Enchilada

Enchilada is a Mexican dish that’s traditionally made with ground beef, bell pepper, onion, tomato sauce, and cheese.

But there are also lots of other options used to make this tasty and filling dish.

This recipe uses chicken chunks to add extra flavor without the added expense.

And it’s the perfect thing to use up leftover rotisserie chicken!

18. Fiesta Chicken Pasta Casserole

Pasta casserole is such a versatile dish.

It can be used as a side or main course, but it’s also great for brunch, lunch, dinner – it’s enough to feed an army.

This recipe takes chicken and marinara out of the ordinary by using taco seasoning instead of Italian.

As with all casseroles, you’ll want to cook this until everything is heated through before adding your own toppings.

19. Crack Chicken Soup

If you’re looking for a super easy and delicious soup recipe, this crack chicken soup is the one!

The combination of potatoes, carrots, celery, and chicken broth creates a wonderfully savory base.

Then everything else is added to create a mouth-watering flavor.

Although it might sound complicated, all that’s needed are 3 minutes!

20. Chicken Tinga

This flavor-packed taco recipe offers amazing Mexican flavors in creamy nacho cheese sauce.

It’s smooth and dreamy, with delicious textures from your choice of tortilla chips or rice.

Also, it has a healthy dose of protein thanks to the chicken.

And yes, you can have this as a meal or side dish!

To make it even tastier, use fresh jalapeños and cilantro instead of dried ones.

It will still be just as tasty.

Top tip: try to use low-fat sour cream when making this recipe so you don’t go overboard on the cheese.

(That said, there are plenty of recipes online that do just fine without it.)

21. French Onion Chicken Casserole

If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your taste buds, look no further than this French onion chicken casserole.

This dish is packed with the best flavors and textures, making it just as delicious as it sounds.

It features tender beef and flavorful chicken in a rich gravy topped with cheese, sauteed onions, and more cheese!

The best part?

This recipe requires only five ingredients.

It doesn’t get any easier than that!


22. Cold Noodles With Shredded Chicken

This family favorite is a simple, hearty dinner that’s perfect for cold nights.

It has all the best things about Chinese takeout without the extra calories.

You won’t need to worry about any complicated recipes or retraining your kids on how to make authentic Chinese food.

It combines fresh veggies, chicken, and noodles in one easy-to-make dish.

The sauce is made with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

It’s creamy and flavorful but not overly so.

With only four ingredients – water chestnuts, sugar snap peas, onions, and chicken – you can whip this up in less than 30 minutes.

23. Chicken Cream Cheese Croissants

These croissants are light, fluffy and bursting with flavor.

The cheese is creamy and the chicken is juicy.

And if that’s not enough, they’re brushed with a delicious garlic-butter glaze.

Best of all, these babies take only 20 minutes to make!

So don’t waste your time on the tedious process of making croissant dough from scratch. Just buy the ready-made frozen ones in the store.

24. Crockpot Chicken Tacos

I know what you’re thinking, but taco night is not just for tacos.

The crockpot makes it easy to keep things light and tasty!

In this recipe, chicken breasts are marinated in a sweet and savory spice blend before being smothered with fluffy corn tortillas.

For a more authentic Taco Tuesday experience, serve the chicken with refried beans and guacamole.

25. Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Not only are these chicken Alfredo stuffed shells the perfect appetizer, but they’re also incredibly tasty.

These savory and creamy pasta shells are overflowing with tender chicken and cheese.

If you love chicken alfredo, you have to try this recipe.

Healthy Vietnamese Chicken Salad Recipe

Healthy Vietnamese Chicken Salad Recipe

In my view, Goi Ga, also known as Vietnamese Chicken Salad, is the quintessential salad. While many salads may have a healthy taste and also be good for you, this one stands out. Despite being packed with delectable herbs and veggies, it has a flavor that feels indulgent, like a treat.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 3
Calories 261 kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breast shredded
  • 1/2 cabbage shredded
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons coriander Vietnamese rau ram
  • 2 tablespoons shallots
  • 3 tablespoons dipping sauce Vietnamese


  • In a pot, boil the chicken breast for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked. Once done, remove from the pot and allow to cool. Shred the chicken using a fork or your fingers and set aside.
  • Shred the cabbage and carrot, and thinly slice the red onion.
  • Mince the Vietnamese coriander and set it aside along with the fried shallots.
  • On a large plate, arrange the shredded cabbage as the base of the salad.
  • Add the shredded carrots, sliced red onions, and minced Vietnamese coriander to the plate.
  • Sprinkle the fried shallots on top of the salad.
  • Add the shredded chicken on top of the salad.
  • Drizzle the nuoc cham over the salad.
  • Allow the salad to sit for about 10 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
  • Once the salad has marinated, serve and enjoy!



Calories: 261kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 35gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 399mgPotassium: 973mgFiber: 5gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 3648IUVitamin C: 60mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Healthy Vietnamese Chicken Salad Recipe
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