Check out this collection of the best Mexican shredded chicken recipes. There are so many ways to use this versatile staple - try it in tacos, enchiladas, or on top of your nachos, and so much more!
This is a collection of Shredded Chicken Recipes. Here, you will find recipes for Authentic Mexican Chicken Tacos, a delicious Mole Shredded Chicken Casserole, a Shredded Chicken Mexican Salad, and many other recipes that use shredded chicken. That chicken could be cooked in your slow cooker, in an Instant Pot, or it could be rotisserie chicken.
Why You'll Love These Mexican Shredded Chicken Recipes
Chicken is one of the easiest types of meat to cook with. There are so many different ways you can season it and use it. From soups to salads to burritos, this shredded chicken is one of my favorite staples.
Below, you'll find some of my best chicken recipes of all time. These recipes are bursting with Mexican flavors. Plus, all of them are so easy that beginning cooks can make them. You'll love how simple and super tasty they are.
Before I share my collection of shredded chicken recipes, here are a few questions I've been asked about this homemade dish.
What is the best way to shred chicken?
I know that lots of people like to shred chicken with two forks, but there is a faster way! Place the chicken in a large mixing bowl and use an electric mixer at low speed. This will shred the chicken really quickly.
Note: the electric mixer trick only works on boneless and skinless chicken pieces.
How long does shredded chicken last in the refrigerator?
Fully cooked chicken will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to three days. Keep it in an airtight food storage container.
What is the cooking temperature of chicken?
Chicken should be cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165F.
📋 Mexican Shredded Chicken Recipes Ideas
Here is a list of some of my favorite Mexican shredded chicken ideas. Click through to the original post and pin them to Pinterest so you can find them later.
First, let’s start with one of the most popular shredded Chicken Mexican dishes: Chicken Tinga, a dish from the State of Puebla that can be used to make tacos, top tostadas or sopes, or—my favorite—as a filling for empanadas.
By the way, Starbucks even has a sandwich with this type of filling!
A unique Shredded Chicken Tostada from the State of Nuevo Leon, served with another tostada on top. Make the special avocado spread, and you are good to go! There is a chain of restaurants in Monterrey, NL, that serves these tostadas, and many people will also request a serving of the chicken broth for their meal.
Next up is Mexican Shredded Chicken Salad, a classic salad for summer and a great option for children’s birthday parties. It’s perfect for taking to potlucks, too! This shredded chicken salad is made with potatoes, carrots, and peas.
Don’t forget to serve saltine crackers along with this salad!
These leftover tacos can be made with other types of meat besides shredded chicken, but the idea of using a nice, fresh topping (like cabbage) gives these tacos a whole different taste, regardless of the meat used.
I hope you give them a try at least once, not just with chicken but also with all the suggestions in the original post.
This finger-licking dish is a great way to use that leftover rotisserie chicken you bought at the grocery store. Follow the instructions to season the chicken to enhance its flavor. Store-bought Mole Poblano Paste is okay to use.
This recipe uses almost the same ingredients as the “enmoladas” mentioned above, but the added bonus is that you can make this shredded chicken mole casserole ahead of time and just pop it in the oven to warm and melt that gooey cheese on top.
Believe me, it is amazing!
📚 More Mexican Shredded Chicken Recipes
The following are the rest of the yummy recipes you can find here on the blog for Mexican recipes using shredded chicken:
- Tortilla Soup
- Chilaquiles Verdes
- Red Chilaquiles
- Chipotle Chilaquiles
- Chicken Vegetable Tamales
- Tamal de Cazuela
- Tostadas de Pollo
- Poblano Enchiladas
- Enchiladas Suizas ( Green)
I hope you make some of these shredded chicken recipes! If this recipe list was of any help to you, come back to let me know your experience. Please leave a comment down below and tell us all about it!