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Shredded Chicken

Shredded Chicken

Shredded Chicken - perfectly moist and seasoned chicken breast shredded into bits and use in a variety of ways. And it freezes well for your weekly meal prepping. The most delicious shredded chicken you'll ever have to go along with most of your favorite meals!
Course Appetizers, Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 chicken breast halves
Calories 386kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 ½ pounds (679 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) salt
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) Creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) olive oil
  • ½ onion , sliced
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) minced garlic
  • 2 plump roma tomatoes , diced
  • 2 cups (500 ml) chicken broth


  • Pat dry chicken breast with a paper towel and season generously on both sides with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat and carefully add your chicken to the skillet using tongs. Sear chicken on both sides for about 2 to 3 minutes each.
  • Next, add in onions, garlic, tomatoes and chicken broth. Then bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cover the skillet with a lid. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken breast. Alternatively, you could also use chicken thighs if you prefer. Since thighs are usually smaller and thinner, the cooking time will be about 15 minutes.
  • Lastly, turn the heat off, and use two forks or a stand mixer to shred the chicken.
  • If you want a little moisture in the mixture, add the extra sauce from the skillet into the mixing bowl. Use the shredded chicken for your favorite recipes or put in a storage container and freeze for future use


  1. To keep chicken from drying out, I recommend mixing the shredded chicken with some of the cooking liquid before storing in an airtight container to keep it from drying out.
  2. According to the USDA, cooked shredded chicken will last in the fridge for 4 days and about 3 months in the freezer.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1chicken breast half | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1089mg | Potassium: 1112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.3mg