Wondering what to make with shredded chicken? This collection of 20+ recipes with shredded chicken will help you save time and get dinner on the table.
What to make with Shredded Chicken:
This list is divided into different sections so that you can find just what you are looking for: salads, pastas, casseroles, Tex-Mex, buffalo chicken recipes, and more!
Salad Recipes with Shredded Chicken:
The Allis Chopped Salad
Inspired by one of my favorites lunches at The Allis in Chicago, this salad has beets, boiled egg, bell pepper, cheddar cheese, cucumber, bacon, and chicken on a bed of greens topped with ranch dressing.
Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad
Baby spinach is topped with diced chicken, hard-boiled egg, thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms, grape tomatoes, blue cheese, crispy prosciutto, and a homemade chunky blue cheese dressing.
Chicken, Roasted Veggie, and Pesto Salad Bowls
This salad is perfect for meal prepping and eating throughout the week. I added roasted tomatoes, roasted broccoli, chicken, and parmesan to baby spinach and use pesto as the dressing.
Chicken Sweet Potato and Kale Bowls
Chicken comes together with butternut squash, roasted broccoli, blue cheese, dried cranberries, pepitas, and a mustard dressing for a salad with bold flavors.
Soup Recipes with Shredded Chicken:
Chicken Tortilla Soup
This soup is loaded with vegetables – I like to add bell peppers, beans, corn, tomatoes, and spinach. Plus this soup freezes well and you can make it as spicy as you like.
Chicken Soup with Butternut Squash, Barley, and Kale
A healthy and hearty soup loaded with fall flavors and filled with vegetables. The kale adds a slightly crispy crunch of freshness.
Casserole Recipes with Shredded Chicken:
Chicken Bacon Ranch Biscuit Casserole
Decadent without being over the top, this casserole is like a chicken pot pie topped with homemade green onion and cheddar biscuits instead of a pastry crust. It’s definitely a way to make leftover chicken feel like a completely new meal.
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Since the chicken that goes into this creamy cheesy casserole gets cooked first, you can easily use shredded chicken instead of cooking chicken breasts!
Chicken and Vegetable Stuffed Shells
Mix shredded chicken with ricotta and spinach to make this stuffed shell casserole.
Chicken and Vegetable Lasagna
Adding a layer of shredded chicken covered in tomato sauce is an easy way to add more protein to lasagna.
Pasta Recipes with Shredded Chicken:
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
It is easy to add shredded chicken in buffalo sauce to macaroni and cheese. I use a simple recipe for stovetop macaroni and cheese, but you could aways use your favorite boxed macaroni and cheese.
Roasted Vegetable, Chicken, and Goat Cheese Pasta
A pasta dish with chicken, roasted tomatoes, and a creamy goat cheese sauce.
Tex-Mex Recipes with Shredded Chicken:
Chicken Chimichangas with a Poblano Cream Sauce
These baked chimichangas are one of my favorite recipes. Tortillas are filled with chicken, refried black beans, rice, sautéed onion and cheese, and then baked. The final step is to pour the creamy spicy poblano cream sauce over the top.
Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas
These enchiladas are basically filled with buffalo chicken dip and topped with poblano cream sauce and cheese. They have layers of spicy flavors all wrapped up in a comfort food casserole!
Cilantro Pesto Tacos
You can make these tacos is just 30 minutes by mixing up an easy cilantro pesto, adding chicken, and making a quick cabbage slaw.
Ranch Chicken Avocado Bacon Burritos
Shredded Chicken gets tossed in an avocado ranch crema and then rolled up into a burrito along with rice, beans, and vegetables. It’s a 20 minute recipe that works well as a packed lunch too!
Pizza Recipes with Shredded Chicken:
Buffalo BBQ Chicken Pizza
Have you ever mixed buffalo sauce and barbecue sauce together? It’s delicious, and it was the inspiration for a pizza topped with caramelized onions, mushrooms, spinach, bacon, and mozzarella.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
If you are purest and don’t want barbecue in your buffalo, try this pizza that combines shredded buffalo chicken, fresh tomatoes, spinach, blue cheese, and mozzarella to create a pizza that gets topped with diced avocado and ranch after it is cooked.
More Ways to Use Shredded Chicken:
Chicken Pot Pie
Classic chicken pot pie is one of the best comfort food meals out there, and it is easy to make!
Chicken Bacon Cheddar Ranch Stuffed Potatoes
Turn a twice baked potato into a complete meal by adding shredded chicken, broccoli, chives, bacon, and an avocado ranch crema.
Chicken and Vegetable Hand Pies
These hand pies filled with juicy chicken and cooked vegetables make a great lunch.
Even More Recipes with Shredded Buffalo Chicken:
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This isn’t your ordinary buffalo chicken dip, it’s made with a creamy cheesy sauce, similar to a thick queso, and filled with spicy shredded buffalo chicken.
Buffalo Chicken Calzones
You can use store-bought pizza dough to make these calzones filled with buffalo chicken, broccoli, and mozzarella.
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Thursday 2nd of May 2019
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Saturday 20th of April 2019
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Friday 19th of April 2019
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Tuesday 16th of April 2019
These all look so yummy; I'm especially interested in new salad recipes.