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24 ways to use shredded chicken - a great timesaver for busy nights! You can make chicken ahead of time and freeze it, or you can use rotisserie chicken.

I don’t know if it’s because the weather is getting warmer, or if it’s because this pregnancy is wearing me out, or if I have just been getting plain lazy at night, but I have been struggling with dinner lately. I’m blaming it a little on all of the above. But I do know that I’ve had to come up with some easier dinners than normal.

One thing that has saved me on more than one occasion is having cooked, shredded chicken in the freezer. The other day as I was thinking of what to make for dinner, one of those bags in my freezer kept jumping out at me. But what would I make with it? That’s when I got the idea to compile a list of recipes that can use shredded chicken – or a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store! – to make getting dinner on the table even easier. These are perfect for not only easy meals, but as ways to use up leftover chicken as well!!

24 Ways to Use Shredded Chicken | www.tasteandtellblog.com

1 – Chicken Quesadilla Suizas 2 – Cream of Chicken and Leeks on Buttered Toast 3 – Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos 4 – Buffalo Chicken Pizza Rolls 5 – Chicken, Black Bean and Zucchini Enchiladas 6 – Buffalo Chicken Rolls 7 – Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese 8 – Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos 9 – Stuffed Pizza Rolls 10 – Sloppy Chicken Joes 11 – White Chicken Enchiladas 12 – Mac and Cheese with Salsa Verde
24 Ways to Use Shredded Chicken | www.tasteandtellblog.com

13 – Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas 14 – Chicken Salad with Yogurt Ranch Dressing 15 – Sweet-Potato Chicken Quesadillas 16 – Chicken Enchiladas 17 – Pulled Chicken Suizas Sammies 18 – Chicken Salada Focaccia Sandwiches 19 – Three Cheese Chicken Stuffed Shells 20 – Chicken Chilaquiles 21 – Chicken Tamale Casserole 22 – Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini 23 – Garlicky Bean and Chicken Enchiladas 24 – BBQ Chicken Wraps


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30 Responses to 24 Ways to Use Shredded Chicken

  1. Rosa says:

    A great collection of recipes!



  2. Kim says:

    I love this!! We buy rotisserie chicken all the time and I have a list of chicken recipes hanging on my fridge to remind me of all the things I can do with it. Chicken croquettes usually top the list, but I’m pinning this post for some more ideas. Thanks!

  3. Love all these recipes, thank you! This is great to have on hand plus I just heard you can shred chicken using your stand mixer so let the shredding begin!

  4. Shredded chicken is the best thing to always have on hand…. dinner can be so simple if you have it! These are all awesome ideas… can’t wait to try some!

  5. Bev Weidner says:

    I’m DYING. Every single thing wants to be crammed into my face right now.

  6. Oh my gosh they all look fantastic!! Torture.

  7. Karly says:

    Chicken tacos, chicken enchiladas, barbecue chicken sandwiches…yeah. They’re all good. I’ll have to test out a few of your recipes since I’ve always got a few bags in the freezer!

  8. Cassie says:

    What a roundup, Deborah! I don’t even know where to start. It all looks and sounds amazing!

  9. Beth says:

    This is awesome! Ironically, I just made chicken tortilla soup last night with leftover rotisserie chicken I shredded. xD!

  10. Lisa says:

    What is best way you have found to freeze /thaw shredded chicken? Love the recipes!! Thanks.

    • Deborah says:

      @Lisa, If I have leftover chicken, I usually shred it then place it in a ziplock bag – usually in a portion size that I would use for one recipe for my family. (and make sure to label!!) Then I just freeze it like that. To thaw, I just stick it in the fridge the night before, or if I forget, that morning, and it’s usually thawed.

  11. Stephanie says:

    Oh, thank you!! I made chicken stock a while back and had all this frozen shredded chicken that I didn’t know what to do with. Now I have a list of 24!

  12. Chels R. says:

    What a great selection of recipes!!

  13. What a wonderful roundup of shredded chicken recipes! I now have dinner set for the next 3 weeks!

  14. Such great ideas. We use a lot of chicken at our house too. Thai Chicken Burritos is one I make a lot.

  15. Aggie says:

    I’ve been struggling with dinner a lot lately too! Why don’t I have shredded chicken in the freezer? There was a time where I stocked up my freezer with bags of portioned shredded chicken and seasoned ground beef & turkey and my life was so much easier. I have to start doing that again.

    What a great collection of go to recipes. This is great!

  16. What a wonderful, useful post! I’ve never thought about putting shredded chicken in the freezer! Nice idea.

  17. susan says:

    simply brilliant!

  18. Kristy says:

    You make chicken so delicious and unboring looking! I love it. Great round-up and I know I’m going to be trying some of these. I’ve never had shredded chicken on hand, but I need to start doing that. It will certainly help with meal planning on crazy weeknights!

  19. Teshanna says:

    And if I don’t have cream of corn…what can I use as a substitute? Thanks!

  20. anna says:

    My go-to for chicken is normally something involving pasta or tortillas! YUM.

    I add a bay leaf or two to my chicken when I simmer it before shredding it – it makes a difference. I’ll add garlic next time. (Don’t forget to save any stock from the cooked chicken!)

  21. Cecelia says:

    Mexican chicken patties are great too if you’re ok with fried meals.

  22. Charleen says:

    I just ran across your blog on pinterest and happened to have shredded chicken in my freezer. #13 was the one that I decided to try and it most definitely will be a keeper. Easy and delicious.

  23. Connie says:

    Wow! What a great selection. We always have leftover shredded checken and I was looking for new ways to use it. Boy did I find some winners. We are trying the Taquitos tomorrow for sure!

  24. Omar Little says:

    Great collection and pics!

  25. Alex says:

    Trying out the Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini tonight!

    Thank you!

  26. Andy Rodgers says:

    Chicken chili is one of my go to recipes for chicken. I am going to try some these.

  27. Joy says:

    I put frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot with a cup of water in the bottom. I sprinkle them with garlic salt, pepper, and onion powder. Cook for several hours on low. Shred with 2 forks and it is ready to do a ton of things with. It freezes great also.

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