Your New Favorite Chicken : The Many Uses For Shredded Chicken

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We bring you the next installment in a series from Laura as we bring you her Top 5 Busy Mom Kitchen Hacks! Today we bring you recipe shortcuts with shredded chicken! I’ll turn it over to Laura-

Laura Says:

Let’s talk shredded chicken! It is such a great time-saver to have some ready to go in your fridge for the week!Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

It’s crazy how easy it is to do in a slow cooker – just cook on low for 4-6 hours with a cup of liquid! For an even quicker and easier way, I love using my Instant Pot – you can even throw the whole chicken in frozen!

If you’re giving the Instant Pot a Shot-

  1. Add the chicken into your pressure cooker, you can do in batches of a few pounds at a time of needed.
  2. Add at least 1 cup of liquid. I prefer broth or this boullion, but any liquid will do. You can use salsa or a thinner sauce as well for even more flavor!
  3. Set it to Manual, High Pressure for 15-20 minutes depending on how much chicken you have in there, and walk away!
  4. Let it release the pressure naturally (Natural Pressure Release, aka NPR in Instant Pot lingo)
  5. After that, I toss the cooked chicken in my KitchenAid Stand Mixer with the paddle attachment to have it do all the shredding work for me!

 Now you have ready-to-go shredded chicken to use throughout your week…

  • Throw it a wrap with lettuce, tomatoes, and your favorite dressing for a quick, tasty lunch
  • Toss with some taco sauce and/or taco seasoning for quick weeknight Chicken Tacos
  • Add it to some pasta, Wildtree Alfredo, and some broccoli, for another super quick dinner
  • Use it as a filling for enchiladas
  • Throw it on top of your salad for added protein
  • Try it on top of a baked potato with cheddar cheese, broccoli, and sour cream
  • Make chicken salad
    • Try it with some golden raisins and a little curry powder for a fantastic curried chicken salad
    • Add a little mayo, celery, red onion, and Wildtree Ranch Seasoning for a super flavorful chicken salad

What is your favorite way to use shredded chicken? Comment below!




Instant Pot Shredded Chicken


  • Do you need to cook frozen chicken with bones longer to make it fall off the bones and to make it shredable?

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