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An easy, fast and flavorful shredded chicken recipe that’s incredibly versatile. It’s my favorite method for making shredded chicken because it keeps the chicken moist, shreds in seconds and infuses more flavor than other methods.

Serve this easy chicken recipe with garlic butter pasta and garlic mushrooms for the perfect meal!

make shredded chicken recipe specifics

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In a large skillet with a lid, preferably non-stick, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and them to the pan to brown for 4 minutes.

Flip over and brown for another 4 minutes.

Add the chicken broth, reduce to medium-low, put the lid on the skillet and allow to simmer for 7-10 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the skillet and allow it to rest for 3 minutes.

Place the chicken in the bowl of a standing mixer. Turn the mixer on the lowest setting, or 1, and mix until the chicken is shredded to the desired texture.

How to shred chicken using two forks.

How to shred chicken using two forks!

A simple way to shred chicken is to use two forks. Hold one fork in each hand, and use them to pull the meat apart.

You can shred the chicken into larger or smaller pieces depending on your needs.

To shred chicken using a stand mixer, place the chicken in the mixer bowl. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low speed until the chicken pieces are the size that you want them. It will take less than a minute to shred a whole recipe’s worth of chicken.

You can also use a hand mixer to shred your cooked chicken, if you prefer.

I frequently make a large batch of shredded chicken, freeze it in small containers and then just thaw as needed. It makes my daily recipes a breeze.

how to make shredded chicken


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how to make shredded chicken

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An easy, fast and flavorful shredded chicken recipe that’s incredibly versatile.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make shredded chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Luda huang


  • skillet


  • 2 medium boneless chicken breasts halved
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a heavy duty skillet to medium heat. Add the vegetable oil and chicken breasts, sprinkle salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden in color. Add 1/2 cup water and cover, simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken breasts to a bowl, allow to cool, and shred the chicken meat with 2 forks.


This method for how to poach chicken is intended for boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It also works well for boneless, skinless chicken thighs or bone-in chicken breasts too, though you will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees fahrenheit. You can easily measure this with an instant read thermometer.


Calories: 155kcal | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 418mg | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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