Do you struggle with the daily question of “what’s for dinner”? Once you have answered that question, do you find yourself short on the ingredients you need? Meal planning to the rescue!
One of my favorite things to do (and the easiest) for weekly meal prep is cook a whole chicken or several chicken breasts. Shredding it up after it’s cooked is so easy and the chicken can then be used in many different ways throughout the week. You can even freeze the shredded chicken until you have a recipe that calls for it.
I generally cook the chicken in my Crock Pot* with a little bit of salt and pepper. You can cook 5-6 breasts on high, and they will be finished in 4 hours. Of course you can bake the chicken breasts too, or make a whole Rotisserie style chicken.
The easiest way to shred a large amount of chicken in no time is to use a stand mixer*. Just stick the chicken in the bowl, turn on the mixer and BAM–chicken is shredded in 30 seconds or less!
Our favorite ways to use up shredded chicken is to make quesadillas and salads. I love tossing some of the chicken in some buffalo sauce to make sandwiches, or a quick salad with a little zing. Burrito bowls are also quickly becoming a favorite of my husband’s.
I’m constantly on the lookout for new and exciting shredded chicken recipes to try too. This roundup combines 12 of the most interesting and the tried and true shredded chicken recipes you can whip up quickly on those busy weeknights, or enjoy on a lazy Sunday evening.
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