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shredded chicken
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how to make shredded chicken

An easy, fast and flavorful shredded chicken recipe that’s incredibly versatile.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
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