Here is our mouthwatering Shredded Chicken recipe! This delightful dish features tender boneless and skinless chicken thighs, perfectly boiled and transformed into flavorful shreds. Seasoned with salt, black pepper, and garlicky goodness, it’s finished with a drizzle of sizzling hot oil for a burst of umami flavor.
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Why I Love This Recipe
This Shredded Chicken recipe is a frequent favorite in my kitchen due to its incredible versatility! Starting with succulent chicken thighs, we boil them to perfection and then shred them into those irresistible, bite-sized pieces. The result is a mouthwatering, peppery, and garlicky taste profile that can elevate a simple side dish or serve as a protein-packed topping for various dishes!
Whether you’re seeking a hearty main or a way to enhance salads like our Chinese Chicken Salad, this recipe is a must-try for those looking for a deliciously adaptable way to enjoy chicken!
- Chicken – boneless and skinless chicken thigh. Can substitute with chicken breast if preferred.
- Salt – sea salt preferred.
- Black Pepper – ground.
- Neutral Oil – no taste or flavor with high smoking temperature.
- Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.
Step 1 Boil chicken thighs in salted water, partially covered, for 15 minutes.
Step 2 Shred the boiled chicken and place it in a mixing bowl.
Step 3 Season the shredded chicken with salt, black pepper, and grated garlic, then mix thoroughly.
Step 4 Heat cooking oil in a frying pan until smoking, then pour it over the chicken. Garnish with green onions.
Consider adding extra chicken to the broth and using it to prepare a comforting Japanese Chicken Soup, elevating your dining experience with rich flavors. Additionally, serving this dish with your choice of rice allows you to soak up all the delicious juices from the sauce, creating a satisfying combination. For a vibrant side, don’t miss the opportunity to include Asian-style vegetables like the Korean Spinach Salad, adding freshness and a delightful twist to your meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use chicken breast instead of chicken thighs for this recipe?
Yes, you can use chicken breast, but it may turn out drier compared to using chicken thighs.
Is there a way to make this recipe even healthier?
Certainly, you can make this recipe even healthier by using cold-pressed oil, such as peanut oil. This choice aligns with a focus on all-natural ingredients and can contribute to a healthier overall dish.
Simply place it in an airtight container and refrigerate it. This way, it will remain fresh for 3-5 days. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, reheating in the microwave provides a quick and convenient meal option.
Other Chicken Recipes You Might Like
- Chicken Sesame Oil Stir Fry
- Teriyaki Chicken
- Chili and Lime Pan-Fried Chicken
- Air Fry Soy Sauce Chicken Karaage
Watch How To Make It
- Gather all the ingredients.
- In large stove top pot, add enough water to cover chicken thighs and bring to a boil. Once the water boils, sprinkle 1/8 tsp salt into stove top pot and add chicken. Reduce heat to medium and cover stove top pot 7/8 of the way to expose a little room for evaporation. Cook for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, chop green onions and grate garlic.
- Once 15 minutes has passed, remove chicken and place onto a cutting board. Gently sweep the knife/fork along with the grain of the meat. The chicken should pull apart and form shreds.
- In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, garlic, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and mix well. After mixing well, transfer to a serving plate and add green onions on top.
- Heat cooking oil in a frying pan until smoking point. Pour hot oil onto chicken (should sizzle if hot enough) and enjoy immediately.