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Shredded chicken sandwich is a straightforward and simple chicken sandwich recipe. This recipe has a very low preparation time and probably takes fifteen to twenty minutes to prepare. Also, it is very healthy because the main ingredient is chicken, which has high protein and few calories. Also, the bread needed to make this sandwich is readily available. Hence, this chicken sandwich is very easy to make.

What is a shredded chicken sandwich?

A shredded chicken sandwich is a type of sandwich that consists of chicken that has been shredded and then put between two slices of bread. The sandwich is typically topped with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and onion. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken! This food is one of the best in the world.

Applying the stuffing to the bread

You can use whatever type of bread you want, but I recommend white bread or sandwich bread for this recipe. The recipe calls for a little bit of mayonnaise and salsa, but you can also add whatever you wish. Once everything is prepared, the sandwich is ready to eat! Shredded chicken sandwiches are great to have, along with the creamy chicken soup.

Shredded Chicken Sandwich Recipe Ingredients:

  • 200 grams boneless chicken breast/ canned chicken breasts
  • 1 jug water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup red pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp red chili sauce
  • coriander leaves
  • bread slices
  • 2 tbsp butter
Chopped Yellow and Red Bell Peppers

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make a shredded chicken sandwich:

So now, let’s see how to make it. First, we’ll take a slow cooker/pressure cooker and add one water jug. Further will add 200 grams of chicken breast. I have used boneless chicken breasts in this recipe. You can also use boneless chicken thighs. Add half a teaspoon of pepper and half a teaspoon of salt to the water. According to the taste, add garlic cloves.

Pressure Cooker

Now, all we need to do is pressure cook the meat. Pressure cook the meat for four whistles on medium flame inside the slow cooker. The slow cooker is a type of pressure cooker which helps to slowly pressure cook the meat. You can use a pressure cooker as well instead of a slow cooker.

chicken boiling inside a pressure cooker

Remove the bones from the meat. Toss the boneless meat with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Now, add one more cup of water to the slow cooker. Close and lock the lid of the cooker. Cook on high for 1 to 2 hours on medium heat.

Here you can see that the chicken inside the cooker is boiled well after four whistles from the slow cooker. We will let the cooker cool down before opening it.

boiled chicken on a plate

Slowly remove the lid and remove the pieces of meat slowly. Here you can see that the pieces are boiled well. Once the boiled meat is cooled down, We will take the fleshy part of the meat and place them aside on a plate leaving the chicken soup alone in the slow cooker.

Now, all we need to do is shred the chicken as shown in the below image. For shredding them, we will use two forks to shred the chicken slowly, piece by piece.

chicken on a plate

You can shred the chicken easily because we have cooked it nicely in a slow cooker for four whistles. The shredding part must not take much time here. We have finished shredding the entire chicken. Place them aside.

Now take a vessel and add 2 teaspoons of oil. Medium heat the oil before adding 2 garlic cloves. Add onion, half a cup of yellow capsicum, and a Quarter cup of red capsicum. Stir the vegetables well for quite some time. Make sure that the flame is high enough to cook the vegetables well.

adding oil to pan

Add the chicken to the vegetables frying in the pan. Mix them nicely.

So mixing might take quite some time because the chicken is thin and fibery, and everything has to get mixed well.

So it is essential to stir the ingredients for some time.

frying the capsicums

Add salt according to taste and half a teaspoon of black pepper. After mixing for quite some time, we’ll add the broth, the water left over after boiling the chicken from the slow cooker. Make sure the chicken broth is as thick as the chicken soup. After adding the broth, stir the ingredients for 5 minutes till the water is nicely evaporated. The stuffing is almost ready.

So, we’ll turn the flame.

Cool the stuffing for 5 to 10 minutes.

Now take a bowl and add a quarter cup of mayonnaise into it. Add 1 tbsp of red chili sauce.

mayonnaise and chili sauce inside a bowl

We will mix it. Make sure that the mayonnaise is combined with the red chili sauce nicely. Add the meaty mixture, which we just cooked.

mixing mayonnaise and chili sauce

We’ll add a little quantity and mix it for quite some time. Add coriander leaves according to your choice for the seasoning, and your stuffing is ready.

stuffing for the sandwich

We’ll take bread slices and spread the stuffing onto the bread. Here you can see I have applied it beautifully on top of the entire bread slice. We will cover it with another piece of bread.

For the toasting, heat the pan, add some butter, and spread the butter throughout the pan. And we’ll place the sandwich on it and ensure it is nicely roasted. Apply some butter on the top of the sandwich. The butter needs to be on both sides.

toasting the bread

Because after this, we are going to flip the sandwich.

After flipping and adding butter, it might be slightly tricky.

Hence, we need to add the butter before toasting the bread. Once the chicken sandwich is toasted nicely, place the toasted bread sandwich on a plate. You can cut the sandwich according to your choice into pieces, and that’s it. Serve hot!

Also, this recipe is inspired by Ohio shredded chicken sandwiches. I had the privilege of visiting this restaurant and try their delicious sandwiches. Also, the sandwiches, along with the creamy soup, are excellent in their restaurant. I highly recommend visiting the restaurant.

Nutritional Information:

Chicken sandwiches are a popular type of sandwich that comes with many different nutrients. Some critical nutrients in this recipe include protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.

There are 275 calories in 1 serving of Shredded chicken sandwich. The carbohydrate content is 37 grams. The protein content is 17 grams. The fat content is 7 grams. The fiber content is 2 grams.

In conclusion, this recipe is a great way to show off your culinary skills and impress your guests. Shredded chicken sandwiches are easy to make and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

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Shredded Chicken Sandwich

I will help you make the best shredded chicken sandwich. Do not worry. Just follow each and every detailed instructions that i have provided in this post and you would be able to make this recipe very easily at your home without having to depend on anybody for instructions.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 275 kcal


  • 1 iron cast pan
  • 1 knife use stainless steel knife


  • 200 grams boneless chicken
  • 1 jug water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup red pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp red chili sauce
  • 5 coriander leaves
  • 2 bread slices
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Boil the Chicken in pressure cooker
  • Shred the chicken using a fork
  • Mix mayonnaise and chilli sauce
  • Add the fried vegetables to mayonnaise mix
  • Use a knife to spread the chicken mix on the bread slice


Keyword how to make shredded chicken sandwich, shredded chicken sandwich

What is the difference between a pulled and shredded chicken?

Pulled chicken has shredded chicken pulled from the chicken meat and stretched. Shredded chicken is chicken that has been chopped into small pieces, boiled, and then shredded.

How do you shred cooked chicken?

Cooked chicken can be shredded using either an electric or manual shredder. The type of shredder is crucial because it affects how finely the chicken is shredded. Electric shredders use electricity to chop the chicken into small pieces, while manual shredders use hand movement and physical motion to break down the chicken into small pieces.

Should you let the chicken cool before shredding?

The debate over whether or not to let chicken cool before shredding is heating up. It is best to cool the boiled chicken before shredding it because the meat doesn’t clump together and gets mushy when shredding them with a fork. The decision depends on how soft your chicken is.

What is the easiest way to shred chicken?

There are a few ways to shred chicken, but the easiest way is to use a food processor. There are many chicken strips options on the market, but I’m talking about the best. You can shred up to 6 pieces of chicken in a food processor. Also, you can use a fork to shred the boiled chicken.

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