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Meal prep just got quicker and easier using these five simple recipes featuring easy shredded chicken!
When school starts back each year, it seems like everything else in the world starts back at the same time – regardless if it is school related or not. The long, lazy days of summer screech to a halt regardless of how much I protest that I’m not ready for them to end.
My family maps out our calendars and notes commitments for every night of the week with the exception of one, and we also quickly realize we have events on our calendars that are the same time, yet different places on a few of those nights.
This probably sounds all too familiar to you, too. It’s our face-paced, do-it-all lifestyles.
Even though we’re headed from here to there and back again, I still want to have a homemade supper for my family as much as possible. On those most hectic of weeks, I turn to a few meal prep strategies for help.
I previously shared with you my Easy Shredded Chicken Recipe. Well, friends, today let’s talk about five delicious recipes where that chicken surely saves the day!
Meal Prep: 5 Simple Recipes Using Easy Shredded Chicken Recipe
Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping
As an alternate, you could also use the Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry!
Shredded Chicken Burritos
And if you are looking for an easy appetizer or snack, you can absolutely use this shredded chicken in one of our all-time favorites!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Great combination of recipes! And that definitely makes things easier to plan out like that.
Totally makes sense to do a big batch for smaller meals. Great idea, thx for sharing.
I use my crock pot all the time but I never thought of making plain chicken to use in other recipes. This is a great idea! I can’t wait to try it!
Looks so yummy and delicious! will definitely try this. thanks 😉
I love all of these ideas!!
I love the simple recipe series, can’t wait for more. Love that you take such a simple ingredient and create so many different recipes. Will be making these chicken breast soon. Thanks for some wonderful recipes, esp. the hot chicken salad.
I cant wait to try every single one of these… just beautiful Robyn!
i don’t use my slow cooker nearly enough and life hits warp speed here in about 1 week . . . egads, i’m not ready!
I’ve been using my slow cooker more and more…each time I do I wonder why it’s now always on the counter like my mixer (we know why…that sucker is HUGE!). I love this compilation of recipes; chicken will be in that cooker in a few, promise.
what I noticed for me this year that has nothing to do with food is how I still sort of feel the pressure of the school year. And yet no one in this house is in school (Happy Dance!!).
So many years of preparation and it becomes a rhythm that doesn’t just leave you it seems but I am going to try and remember that I actually have many more days of summer now that my youngest is graduated from college, employed and living on her own (would a second comment of Happy Dance here be too much?).
Oh man the quesadillas look awesome. I totally want them right now. Great list of chicken dishes 🙂
Such great recipes! thank you for sharing- found ya through the post! love your blog, we are starting a Cooking 101 class in our family homeschool and we’ll just have to use some of your great ideas and put ’em to the test w my 3 boys/chefs. 🙂
following ya through my google homepage!
Are you able to use the chicken breasts frozen, or do they definitely need to be thawed? Thanks.
Hi Rhoda! Yes, that’s one of the best things about it. You can use frozen or thawed chicken.
They all look so delicious! Now I want chicken for dinner!!
Great idea! I have so many recipes that can use your slow cooker chicken recipe– noes few more. Will definitely be doing this!
Great recipes and nice and simple, just want I was looking for 🙂 Thank you
I am just learning how to cook, and I am wondering how much water to add when making chicken in a slow cooker. I have seen recipes that say not to put any water when making chicken because it produces its own juices, so I am never sure what to do. Should I put just enough to completely cover the amount of chicken I have?
thank you for sharing these recipes, I have been looking for some recipes like these,there is just
my grandson and myself and I wanted something easy and simple but delicious and some
thing I could make and freeze these are great. I love southern cooking that’s how I was raised
from North Carolina and proud of it. I love your site keep up the good work.
You don’t specify what kind of Chicken breast
Do you use bone in or boneless?
I use boneless chicken breasts. Thanks so much! xo