How To Make Shredded Chicken

What Kind of Chicken Should I Use?

You can use any type of chicken you prefer. Dark meat, light meat, boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs. It’s really up to you!

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's round them up and get started!

Season the Chicken

Season your chicken with salt, pepper, or any other seasonings you prefer.

Cook the Chicken

Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat and brown the chicken on each side.


Add in some chicken broth or water to the skillet and cover with a lid. Simmer for 7 – 10 minutes.

Shred the Chicken

Allow the chicken to cool. Then use two forks to separate it, or a stand mixer to shred it quickly.

Add the Flavor

Add a little juice from the pan back into the shredded chicken for moisture and flavor.


Use the shredded chicken as desired, or store for later use.

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