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Turn slow cooker shredded chicken into 5 easy meals to use throughout the week with these simple ideas!

The chicken breasts are cooked in a slow cooker, then shredded to be easily transformed into BBQ chicken quesadillas, chicken salad, tacos, rice bowls or a healthy veggie-filled salad with chicken. See how easy weeknight meal can be!

How to make shredded chicken in the slow cooker:

  1. Add chicken breasts and 1 cup chicken stock to slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove from slow cooker and shred. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Easy Shredded Chicken Recipes

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Reheat shredded chicken and season with a little taco seasoning. Assemble tacos with your favorite ingredients like guacamole, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes!

chicken avocado enchiladas in white pan

Shredded chicken is also great for these delicious Chicken Avocado Enchiladas.

bento box with chicken salad, strawberries, ants on a log and crackers

Chicken Salad

Mix shredded chicken with Greek yogurt, honey, Dijon mustard and a few seasonings for a tasty chicken salad. For added flair, add sliced grapes and pecans.

Or make this Nutty Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad with apples or a tangy Chicken Salad with Balsamic!

Chicken quesadillas on cutting board

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

Mix shredded chicken with BBQ sauce and turn it into a delicious quesadilla by adding cheese, red onion and corn.

You can also roll up into these BBQ Chicken Taquitos for a quick snack!

Mason jar salads

Salad with Chicken

Top salad greens with shredded chicken and your favorite salad toppings for a quick and easy meal. For recipe inspiration, check out these salad ideas:

Buffalo chicken rice bowl on striped napkin

Buffalo Chicken Bowls

If you love buffalo chicken, you’ll love these rice bowls! Toss your shredded chicken in buffalo sauce and assemble your bowl with rice, broccoli slaw, tomatoes, avocado and Ranch dressing.

Skip the bowl and make these Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins!

What are your quick dinner hacks for busy weeknights? Share in the comments below!