These easy chicken recipes will help use up your cooked shredded chicken and make meal planning a breeze!
We like to prepare cooked shredded chicken to have on hand in the freezer so it's ready for a quick weeknight meal. When we're in a good routine, we do this monthly. Sometimes I use my crock pot to cook the chicken, but my favorite way is boiling it and using the delicious broth. Either method gives you a bunch of shredded chicken for leftover chicken recipes!
🍗 How to Store Leftover Shredded Chicken
The day I prepare cooked shredded chicken, I intentionally make a bunch either in my crock pot or on the stove top. Both ways are super simple.
After the chicken is cooked, I shred it and let it cool. If I plan on using some for dinner that night, then I'll portion that out and store it in the fridge. The rest I store in freezer bags in 2 to 3 cup portions and place in the freezer. I like to use it up from the freezer within 2 months.
🐓 What to Do With Leftover Chicken
I have a ton of recipes that use leftover chicken. Some of these are regulars on our meal plan and others are appetizers or great for lunch! They each have their own spin and flavor, but all are super easy recipes.
Scroll to find links to my favorite leftover chicken recipes.
🥟 Chicken Appetizer Recipes
🥪 Chicken Lunch Recipes
🍲 Chicken Soup Recipes
🥘 Chicken Dinner Recipes
- Creamy Chicken Pockets
- Poppy Seed Chicken
- Cheesy Chicken Dorito Casserole
- Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits