Earlier this year I learnt how to easily shred chicken, read more here.  The kids have been really enjoying it on their sandwiches for school, but I thought I would add a bit of flavour as my Mr 11 loves BBQ sauce!  This recipe takes at least an hour on the stove, but it is not very fiddly.  You can easily prepare this before you start dinner and by the time you have finished eating dinner it should be ready.


Product Stockist:  Pink lunchbox from Name My Stuff


BBQ Flavoured Shredded Chicken

  • Author: Katrina
  • Category: [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/lunchbox-recipes/"]Lunchboxes[/url], [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/chicken/"]Chicken[/url]


  • 750g Chicken Breast
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place all ingredients into a large saucepan
  2. Cover all ingredients with water
  3. Bring to the boil, on high
  4. Once boiling reduce heat to low for 25-30 minutes, uncovered
  5. Once chicken is cooked through, remove from pan
  6. Return pan to low heat and continue cooking for a further 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened
  7. Strain sauce into jug
  8. Shred chicken and stir through sauce


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ELLY January 24, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Can this be done in the thermomix too?

Narelle McGennan March 2, 2018 - 5:38 PM

What else would you suggest instead of onions and capsicum. Also I don’t really have a use for rice wine vinegar so what could I substitute this with? Kind Regards

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 6, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Hi Narelle, I haven’t tried it with normal vinegar so I wouldn’t know the ratios but perhaps try plain shredded chicken with a little mayo and seasoning.

Astrid November 27, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Can this be done in the thermo??


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