Most weeks I make a batch of this simple shredded chicken for meal prep. If I am planning any sort of salads, wraps, sandwiches, nachos, burritos for that week, it saves time making it on a Sunday afternoon.
I just keep this meal prep chicken it in the fridge for use all week long, and it’s actually good for a quick snack on the go.
I can also pack up a bunch of salads in containers for our lunches that week.
It’s so simple I almost feel weird including it as an actual blog post.
But, it’s one of my best tricks for saving time and meal prepping that I have to share.
As simple as it is, you’ll be surprised how delicious it is.
My husband always offers to help me shred it, but really he just wants to snack on a few pieces as he “helps”.
I pretend not to notice 😉
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How to Make Simple Shredded Chicken for Meal Prep
2 pounds chicken breasts, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, red pepper flakes sprinkled on both sides.
Bake 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven and it looks like this.
If they thick are might need an additional 10 minutes or so.
Let it cool (seriously, do NOT skip this part), shred it up, DONE!
I shred with my hands but you could also use a fork.
If you prefer diced, you could do that too.
Here it is in a meal prep salad idea.
Lettuce, simple shredded chicken, orange segments, peanuts, cilantro, green onions, packaged with a store bought fat free ginger dressing and wonton strips on the side.
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Simple Shredded Chicken for Meal Prep
This chicken is perfect to keep in the fridge and use in many dishes
- 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
- olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
Lay chicken in a baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season both sides with kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes to taste.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes (longer if your chicken is thick)
When cool, shred with your hands or a fork, or chop with a knife if you prefer diced chicken.
Refrigerate until ready to use in a meal.