Quick Shredded Chicken Recipes

Have you ever stopped and bought one of those rotisserie chickens they sell at just about every supermarket these days? If you have not yet given them a try, you really should. They are delicious as a main course just as they are or you can pull the meat off the bones and use the meat in other recipes. In my house, there are just the two of us, so usually, I will have a lot of leftover chicken, and that’s when my one of my favorite quick shredded chicken recipes comes into play.

My particular favorite is Mexican Chicken Chili wraps. All you need to do is take the chicken and shred it or cut it into bite size pieces. Then, take some chili powder to taste and coat the pieces in the chili powder. Spray some nonstick spray into a skillet, add a can of cut-up tomatoes, and the coated chicken. Add in a can of corn (drained). Let it simmer for a while until the chicken and veggies are hot.

Spoon the mixture into warmed tortillas and wrap shredded chicken them up. If you want to, you can also add some sour cream or some guacamole on top and then wrap up the tortillas.

Another favorite of mine is an old classic: shredded chicken salad. Simply shred or dice the chicken, cut up about ¾ cups of celery very small, and about ¼ of an onion very small. Mix them together. Add in some chopped walnuts and/or some cut-up pieces of apple. Mix it all together using mayonnaise, spoon onto some beautiful rolls, top with lettuce, and enjoy. It is also fun to experiment by adding other ingredients. Some variations include adding thawed but not heated frozen peas, half a can of drained whole kernel corn, or drained dark red kidney beans.

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