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Shredded Chicken

Technical Name : Gallus gallus domesticus


Taste Profile

It has a meaty flavor

Usage Tips

  1. It can be used to make burgers, sandwiches, rolls and hotdogs.
  2. You can use shredded chicken to make taco salads, soups and stews.
  3. Dishes like pizza, pasta, casseroles can be made using shredded chicken.
  4. Store shredded chicken in airtight or interlock packets in the freezer.


Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. There are many varieties of chicken including free-range chicken, organic chicken, and conventional chicken. Of the three, organic chicken is the most expensive because they must have access to the outdoors, are only allowed to eat organically grown food. Different methods like steaming, roasting, baking, frying, and boiling are used to prepare various varieties of chicken for consumption. Chicken can be cooked either as raw meat or in its shredded form. Shredded chicken is composed of chicken pieces cut and shredded down to smaller pieces. Shredding of chicken can be easily done at home. A simple way to shred chicken is to use two forks. Hold one fork in each hand, and use them to pull the meat apart. You can shred the chicken into larger or smaller pieces depending on your needs.

Health benefits

  • Being lean meat, shredded chicken is low in calorie content and is one of the healthiest ways to lose weight. (1)
  • Chicken has a good dose of both tryptophan and Vitamin B5 which has efficient effects on mood swings and helps to release stress. It is also full of magnesium, which relieves PMS symptoms. (1)
  • Chicken has a very high protein content, which plays a very important role in sustaining our muscles. Eating chicken is a must for those who want to build strength. (1)
  • The amount of saturated fat and cholesterol found in chicken is less. Hence consumption of chicken at normal levels helps to lower the risk of cholesterol increase and subsequent heart disease development. (2) 
  • Studies have found that in non-vegetarians, higher consumption of red meat, pork, and ham increased the risk of colorectal cancer, while in chicken and fish eaters, the risk was reduced. (2) 

Selection Guide

It is always better to buy a whole chicken and shred it at home.


Eating large quantities of chicken for long can be harmful as it can increase the cholesterol levels above normal. (3)

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