30 Meals to Make with Shredded Chicken

Make the most of leftovers with these mouthwatering meals!

When a fabulous chicken dinner leaves you with a bunch of extra shredded meat, consider yourself lucky! Shredded chicken is extremely versatile and can star in countless delicious recipes. Having extra on hand will also remove the stress from meal prep, rescuing you on those lazy nights when you wish dinner could make itself.

Here at SkinnyMs., we’ve compiled a list of awesome recipes that’ll have you making the most of your leftovers. With cooked and shredded chicken on hand, half your meal prep is already complete!

Stock up on those shreds, toss them in the freezer, and you have yourself an endless list of tasty possibilities. Check out these 30 meals that feature shredded chicken and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time!

1. Chicken Alfredo Penne Casserole
Chicken Alfredo Penne Casserole

Dive into creamy, rich alfredo without worrying about calorie overkill with this healthified version of the classic dish!

2. Chicken Pesto Pita
Chicken Pesto Pita

Enjoy leftovers for lunch in this waistline-friendly, protein-packed pita! Stuffed with juicy veggies and tender chicken, this scrumptious hand-held meal with keep you satisfied for hours.

3. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Tortilla Soup
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Tortilla Soup

Festive fajita flavors team up with tortilla soup in this recipe. Why let extra chicken go to waste when you could enjoy it in a warm bowl of savory soup?

4. Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken
Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken

This skinnylicious sandwich is bursting with flavor and tender chicken shreds that simply melt in your mouth.

5. Philly Cheese and Chicken Sandwich

We’ve recreated the classic Philly Cheese with this healthified version! It offers just as much cheesy deliciousness while shaving off a boatload of calories and fat.

6. Slow Cooker Enchiladas
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Nothing beats biting into a gooey, melty enchilada, especially when your recipe is waistline-friendly! Heavy on flavor, this lightened-up enchilada dish is deliciously filling and weighs in at just 250 calories.

7. Coconut Curry Chicken Soup
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Coconut and curry powder make a magical pair, especially when combined with some tender chicken. This scrumptious soup delivers a hint of sweetness and a touch of spice. It’s a recipe your taste buds will remember!

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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