Meal Prep Shredded Chicken 5 Ways

Chicken is a staple protein when it comes to nutrition and meal prepping. But too much of a good thing can get a little boring, amiright? Spice up your chicken game (literally) with these 5 ideas for flavoring your shredded chicken! PS. promo code for $50 off SISU Nutrition at the bottom of the post!


  • Start with 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast

Then add the fun part! (Adjust amounts as needed for more chicken.)

Mexican Shredded Chicken

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt

BBQ Shredded Chicken

  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (maybe give Rufus Teague – no sugar bbq sauce a try!)

Greek Shredded Chicken

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt

Teriyaki Shredded Chicken

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

Caribbean Shredded Chicken

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika



  • Add chicken and seasonings of choice to crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours, then remove chicken and shred before returning to the pot and giving a good stir.


  • Add 1 cup water or chicken broth to the bottom of the Instant Pot then place in trivet. Add in chicken breasts and seasonings.
  • Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes, then do a quick release of the pressure, or let the pressure release naturally for more tender chicken (will take about 20 minutes). Remove chicken and shred, then place back in pot and toss to combine.


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stovetop. Add chicken then cook for 20 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. 
  • Remove chicken from water then shred chicken. Drain water from pot, then add chicken back to pot and mix in seasonings of choice. 

How to Prepare

Here are a few ideas for how to prepare your tasty shredded chicken!

And enjoy!

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