Weeknight cooking is a slog, even under the best circumstances (add in one late meeting and it’s cold cereal all around). Our secret weapon? Shredded chicken. Just roast a bird on Sunday (or grab a pre-roasted one at the supermarket, no judgement) and use the meat for these 15 lifesaving recipes all week long.
15 Easy Dinners That Start with Shredded Chicken
Easy Rotisserie Chicken Ramen
Traditional ramen can take an entire weekend to make. This genius recipe takes 20 minutes and tastes about a million times better than the stuff you ate in college.
Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta
The ultimate no-fuss comfort food. (Can we have seconds?)
Slow-cooker Pulled Chicken
Get summer barbecue vibes without the hassle of firing up the grill.
20-minute Chipotle Chicken Chili
Serve with scallions, sour cream and lots of shredded cheddar cheese.
Spinach, Mushroom And Chicken Quesadillas
Feel free to sub in your favorite veggies (but the O.G. is hard to beat).
Spring Rolls With Vietnamese Chicken And Avocados
No forks allowed.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Store-bought gnocchi + shredded chicken = weeknight dinner goals.
Chicken, Mushroom And Spinach Lasagna
Look up “comfort food” in the dictionary and you’ll find this masterpiece.
White Lasagna Chicken Soup
The best-ever use for broken lasagna noodles.
15-minute Buffalo Chicken Sliders
As perfect for a last-minute party app (no one will ever guess they only take 15 minutes) as they are for a quick post-work dinner.
Avocado Chicken Salad
This lighter take on classic chicken salad swaps out most of the mayo for avocado. So genius.
Zippy Orzo Summer Salad
With tons of herbs and a bright lemony dressing.
Slow-cooker Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup
It's a filling dinner on its own…but a few slices of crusty bread never hurt anyone.