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Shredded Chicken

My Easy Shredded Chicken recipe never disappoints! Perfectly moist and flavorful and is the perfect add-on to any recipe that calls for chicken.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, shredded chicken
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 4
Author Amanda Rettke


  • tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1 1/2  pounds  boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • cup  chicken stock


  1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with the salt and pepper.
  2. In a large non-skillet with a lid, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and brown for 4 minutes on each side.

  3. Add the chicken stock, reduce to medium-low, put the lid on the skillet and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes. NOTE: Chicken should register 160-165 degrees (it will continue to cook when removed from heat).

  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and allow it to rest for 3 minutes.
  5. Using two forks, shred the chicken to your desired consistency.