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How To Make Shredded Chicken

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Shredded chicken is super easy to make!

How to make shredded chicken follow this recipe. It is super easy to make and you can use it in your tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. Make it, freeze it and use it when you need it. Visit the tortillachannel.com for the full recipe and instruction video #thetortiliachannel #shreddedchicken #pulledchicken #howtomakeshreddedchicken #howtoshredchicken #chicken

Today you will see how easy it is to make shredded chicken at home. You can use it in so many food favorites from tacos, fajitas, or enchiladas. So are you ready to learn how to make shredded chicken? Let’s get started!

How to make shredded chicken follow this recipe. It is super easy to make and you can use it in your tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. Make it, freeze it and use it when you need it. Visit the tortillachannel.com for the full recipe and instruction video #thetortiliachannel #shreddedchicken #pulledchicken #howtomakeshreddedchicken #howtoshredchicken #chicken

This recipe is great for all your Mexican recipes. When you want the perfect taco or fajitas shredded chicken is a must.

This recipe shows you how you can easily make pulled chicken fast. You can flavor it just the way you like it with taco seasoning or a tinga sauce.

Maybe you can tell how much I love using this chicken recipe for my favorite dishes. The best parts of the chicken to use for this recipe is:

  • Chicken breast – one of the best cuts to use for pulled chicken
  • Chicken thighs – has some additional fat and as a result more flavor
  • Whole chicken – grilled so it falls off the bone makes the best-shredded chicken

This recipe is gluten-free and fits perfectly in a keto or low-carb diet.

How to make shredded chicken follow this recipe. It is super easy to make and you can use it in your tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. Make it, freeze it and use it when you need it. Visit the tortillachannel.com for the full recipe and instruction video #thetortiliachannel #shreddedchicken #pulledchicken #howtomakeshreddedchicken #howtoshredchicken #chicken

Pro-Tip

You can use leftover turkey if you have some left from e.g. your turkey dinner.

Instead of cooking your chicken you can also buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it.

Want to see how you can make this shredded chicken recipe at home? Take a look at the video with step-by-step instructions.

You can follow along and see how easy it is to make this recipe yourself.

Shredded Chicken Ingredients

To make this easy recipe you need only a handful of ingredients. Make certain you have the following ingredients:

  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken broth or water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make shredded chicken follow this recipe. It is super easy to make and you can use it in your tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. Make it, freeze it and use it when you need it. Visit the tortillachannel.com for the full recipe and instruction video #thetortiliachannel #shreddedchicken #pulledchicken #howtomakeshreddedchicken #howtoshredchicken #chicken

How To Shred Chicken With Forks

To make this recipe start removing all excess fat. Fill a pot with water and add a chicken stock cube.

Bring to the boil and add the chicken breasts. Turn down the heat and let the chicken breast simmer for 20 minutes.

Make certain the chicken is covered with broth the whole time to prevent the chicken from drying out. Add water if needed.

Take the chicken breast out of the pot and put it on a cutting board. Take two forks and start tearing the chicken into small pieces and you are done.
How to make shredded chicken follow this recipe. It is super easy to make and you can use it in your tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. Make it, freeze it and use it when you need it. Visit the tortillachannel.com for the full recipe and instruction video #thetortiliachannel #shreddedchicken #pulledchicken #howtomakeshreddedchicken #howtoshredchicken #chicken

Should You Shred Chicken Warm Or Cold?

You can do both but it is best to shred your chicken while it is warm. So either when it is just out of the boiling water, oven, pressure cooker, or grill.

Chicken shreds so much easier when it is warm than when you try it cold.

More Ways To Shred Chicken

Besides preparing your chicken in water or broth there are a number of ways to prepare pulled chicken:

  • Oven – if you want to make pulled chicken in the oven put your chicken breasts in an oven dish and cover 1/4 cup of water or chicken broth. Wrap the oven dish with foil. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 375F/180C. Take the chicken out of the oven and shred with a fork or stand mixer
  • Grill – when you use the grill or slow cooker to grill take a whole chicken. Once you leave it in the grill for more than one hour (turn regularly) you can easily shred your chicken
  • Pressure cooker – you can make this version in your Instant pot or Crockpot express. Put all of the ingredients in the pressure cooker and close the lid. Seal the valve and cook the chicken on high pressure for 15 minutes. Let the valve release the pressure naturally and shed with two forks.
  • Slow cooker – repeat the instruction as with the oven version so add 1/4 cup of water or chicken broth. Put your Instant pot of slow cooker to stew on HIGH and cook for 3 HOURS. Take the chicken breast out of the slow cooker and shred. So much flavor and so moist
  • Stand mixer – As mentioned above you can use two forks but you can also use your stand mixer. Put it in the bowl and add the paddle attachment. Turn the machine on and shred for a couple of seconds.

How to make shredded chicken follow this recipe. It is super easy to make and you can use it in your tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. Make it, freeze it and use it when you need it. Visit the tortillachannel.com for the full recipe and instruction video #thetortiliachannel #shreddedchicken #pulledchicken #howtomakeshreddedchicken #howtoshredchicken #chicken

How To Store Chicken

You can store the chicken in a number of ways:

Serve Shredded Chicken With

This chicken is so versatile you can use it whatever recipe you desire. If you want some inspiration take a look at these recipes:

How to make shredded chicken follow this recipe. It is super easy to make and you can use it in your tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. Make it, freeze it and use it when you need it. Visit the tortillachannel.com for the full recipe and instruction video #thetortiliachannel #shreddedchicken #pulledchicken #howtomakeshreddedchicken #howtoshredchicken #chicken

I hope you will also enjoy making this super easy shredded chicken recipe!

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How to make shredded chicken follow this recipe. It is super easy to make and you can use it in your tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. Make it, freeze it and use it when you need it. Visit the tortillachannel.com for the full recipe and instruction video #thetortiliachannel #shreddedchicken #pulledchicken #howtomakeshreddedchicken #howtoshredchicken #chicken

How To Make Shredded Chicken

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Looking for an easy way to shred your chicken take a look at this how to make shredded chicken recipe! Use it in taco, fajitas or enchiladas.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast
  • 1 chicken broth cube
  • 1 pot water
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Remove any excess fat and wash the chicken breast with cold water. Fill a pot with water and add a chicken stock cube
  2. Bring broth to the boil and add the chicken breasts. Turn down the heat and let the chicken breast simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Keep the chicken is covered with broth to prevent the chicken from drying out. Add water if needed
  4. Take the chicken breast out of the pot and put it on a cutting board. Take two forks and start tearing the chicken into small pieces
  5. Ready to serve

Nutrition facts

Calories: 112; Fat: 2.5g; Carbs: 0.4g; Protein: 21.5g;

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