Keeping poached shredded chicken prepared and stored in the fridge is a nutritious and cost-effective solution for school lunch boxes. Check out our easy recipe for homemade poached shredded chicken that your children will love.
I love a BBQ Chook bread roll as it’s a quick and effortless lunch option for the family. However, they can be pricey and high in fat, so I’ve discovered a healthier alternative – poached shredded chicken. To save money, I buy a kilogram of chicken breast from the supermarket deli (it’s more affordable than pre-packaged meat) and poach and shred it for our sandwiches.
There is a few ways you can poach chicken:
- In a saucepan on the stovetop
- In the slow cooker
- Using the a thermomix
My preferred method is the slow cooker, it’s so much more tender and delicious with the vegetables.
Having the chicken already cooked and shredded in the fridge is a healthy option for school lunch boxes, makes making sandwiches a breeze and is budget friendly!
I have poached shredded chicken in a variety of ways but this is an easy way to do it and is delicious. You can do it with 2 chicken breasts, or as many chicken breasts as your slow cooker will fit.
You can pull your chicken with 2 forks, but shredding it while still warm in the kitchen aid (or any brand) mixer is easier and shreds finer too.
Swapping out your usual BBQ Chook for a healthier poached shredded chicken sandwich is a smart choice for both your waistline and budget. By purchasing chicken breast from the supermarket deli and preparing it using the poaching method, you can create delicious and nutritious sandwiches that the whole family will love.