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Shredded Chicken

How to make delicious mexican shredded chicken that is juicy and packed with flavor. An easy recipe with 8 super simple ingredients, done in 15 minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 210kcal


  • 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (butterflied)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon mexican chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice (approximately 1 small lime)

Serving Suggestion: (Optional)

  • 12 romaine lettuce (or any lettuce that has a small "cup" form)
  • to taste sour cream
  • to taste pico de gallo
  • to taste black beans
  • to taste shredded cheese of choice


  • Add the chicken, chicken broth, lime juice, salt and spices to a small/medium sauce pan. Be sure that the liquid covers the chicken. Bring to a boil and then simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Shred the chicken with 2 forks. I like to add it back to the liquid so it can absorbs some of the broth throughout all the shreds.
  • Enjoy!


Tips and Tricks:
1. Once the chicken has been boiling for 10 minutes you can check it with a meat thermometer - 165F/75C
2. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you can also just start shredding one piece and check the inside - if it’s still pink in the center, just add it back to the liquid for another few minutes.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 752IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg