Shredded Chicken Salad

Recipe for Shredded Chicken Salad.

Shredded Chicken Salad

This salad is one of our favourites. It’s not your typical salad with some greens, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette (although that’s good, too!) – no, this salad has chicken, tomato sauce and lots of spices. It is bursting with Latin flavour!

You could also serve the chicken over rice instead of lettuce – that’s delicious, too!

Shredded Chicken Salad Recipe

  • Servings: 4


  • 1 Head Iceberg Lettuce
  • 3 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Small Onion, Minced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Medium Pepper, Seeded and Minced
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet on low-medium.
  • Cook chicken until tender, about 8 minutes on each side.
  • Remove chicken from pan and shred into strips.
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in the same pan you cooked your chicken and add garlic and peppers. Cook until soft, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth to your skillet and scrape up all the yummy chicken, garlic and pepper bits. Add shredded chicken, tomato sauce and spices and let simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve over lettuce and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
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  1. Amanda says:

    This sounds really good! I may just have to try it 😉

  2. Peggy says:

    This sounds delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I tried to click to print it though, but the link says no post match my search or something or other…have any ideas?
    Thanks again!

  3. Jeanna says:

    This sounds yummy and going to try this one (I am glad you share these… you should put together a cook book! I was wondering if you could also put this into a sandwich.. like a different variation of Chicken salad sandwich.

  4. Jeanna says:

    Peggy, If you have a word doc program (ie: MS Word), you can copy and paste the recipe and photo into it. This way I can save it on my pc and print when I need to.
    hope this helps…

  5. Mrs January says:

    Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy it!

    Peggy: I’m so sorry about that! I have fixed the link. 🙂

  6. Sue says:

    Thanks for this. I am going to attempt to make this a crock pot recipe so I don’t have to turn on my stove! I will let you know how it goes! But it sounds delish!

  7. Shannon says:

    I made this recipe for supper tonight. And it has become one of our new favorite dishes. Thanks for sharing.

  8. kathleen says:

    thanks for sharing, i made this for dinner tonight. both my husband and i really liked it. i roasted a red pepper and added that in and had to add extra salad dressing (italian) b/c the chicken while full flavor wasn’t saucy enough to act as a dressing

  9. Cassie Howard says:

    Shannon, Kathleen: I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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