Shredded chicken is our go-to ingredient for quick, easy and delicious meals. Add this perfect-every-time shredded chicken to your favorite recipe for a family-friendly meal in minutes. From oven-baked chicken tacos to chicken noodle soup, we’ve gathered up some of the tastiest shredded chicken recipes around, and you’ll want to put every one of them on your menu!
Whether you crave cozy casseroles or want to bulk up a salad, leftover shredded chicken is a versatile ingredient that stores well and is ready to add to recipes on the spot. It adds healthy, lean protein to your breakfast, lunch or dinner and works well with a wide range of spices, sauces and seasonings. The best part? Clean-up is easy when you’ve got shredded chicken already stored in the fridge!
We use the GoodCook EveryWare Food Storage solutions for portioning out a weeks worth of chicken to use in recipes throughout the week. The GoodCook EveryWare food storage line features snap-on lids for a tight seal, BPA-free material, and all of the containers are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe.
Cook up a big batch of shredded chicken, store it in a GoodCook Everyware Food Storage Container and use it in any of the irresistible chicken recipes below:
1. Chicken Queso Chili
Cook up a batch of this creamy, cheesy Chicken Queso Chili. Simply add leftover shredded chicken to the recipe to decrease the prep time. We love how well shredded chicken stores in a GoodCook EveryWare Food Storage Container! Serve this chicken queso chili with corn chips for dipping, or serve on top of white rice for a filling dish that everyone will love.
2. Baked Wonton Taquitos
Crispy-on-the-outside, hot-and-cheesy on the inside, these Baked Wonton Taquitos are the tastiest bites around. Use salsa verde, a mixture of grated and cream cheese and leftover shredded chicken to stuff the wonton wrappers before baking. Prepare the shredded chicken days in advance and store in a GoodCook EveryWare Food Storage Container. Serve these easy Baked Wonton Chicken Taquitos with bowls of guacamole, sour cream or Guacamole and Restaurant Style Salsa for dipping.
3. Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Whip up a plate of irresistible Buffalo Chicken Nachos and use leftover shredded chicken as protein. This recipe has all the flavors you love from your favorite Buffalo chicken recipe in nacho form. Make a batch of shredded chicken on the weekend and store it in a GoodCook EveryWare Food Storage Container until ready to use. There’s nothing better than sharing a tasty tray of Buffalo Chicken Nachos!
4. One-Pot Creamy Alfredo Chicken With Zoodles
We love one pot meals, and this One Pot Creamy Alfredo Chicken With Zoodles is packed with good-for-you ingredients and is super easy to make. Switch out the cubed chicken for leftover shredded chicken and you’ve got a delicious dinner that comes together quickly. Prepare the shredded chicken beforehand and store in a GoodCook Everyware Food Storage Container.
5. Oven-Baked Cheesy Chicken Tacos
Make a batch of Oven Baked Cheesy Chicken Tacos for Taco Tuesday. This easy recipe calls for shredded chicken, taco seasoning and cheese. To save time, use leftover shredded chicken that’s cooked in advance and stored in a GoodCook EveryWare Food Storage Container. Serve with your favorite salsa and sour cream.
6. 30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup
This 30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup recipe calls for shredded chicken, so you won’t be in the kitchen for hours. This recipe has all the comfort you crave in classic chicken noodle soup but comes together in half an hour. Use leftover shredded chicken that’s cooked in advance and stored in a GoodCook EveryWare Food Storage Container. Find this 30 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup recipe at Averie Cooks.
7. Cheesy Chicken Casserole
This Cheesy Chicken Casserole is everything you want in delicious comfort food. It’s loaded with pasta, shredded chicken, onions, peppers and a creamy, cheesy shortcut sauce. Make a batch of shredded chicken on the weekend and store it in a GoodCook EveryWare Food Storage Container to use in this recipe. Find this irresistible Cheesy Chicken Casserole recipe at Spend With Pennies.