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Air Fryer Shredded Chicken

Air Fryer Shredded Chicken. Introducing you to the best way to cook chicken for shredding, using your air fryer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 444kcal


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Air Fryer Shredded Chicken Ingredients:


  • Prep the whole chicken. Tie up the chicken legs and then place it breast side up in the air fryer basket. Add half the oil on all visible skin and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning or mixed herbs.
    How To Cook Shredded Chicken In Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 25 minutes at 180c/360f, then turn the chicken over so its breast side up, oil and season again in the same way. Then air fry for a further 20 minutes at the same temperature.
    How To Cook Shredded Chicken In Air Fryer?
  • Allow the chicken to cool and then use your hands to shred the chicken from the carcass. Being careful to remove all little bones from the shredded chicken.
    How To Cook Shredded Chicken In Air Fryer?
  • Load into containers for the fridge or freezer or use in a leftover rotisserie chicken recipe.
    How To Cook Shredded Chicken In Air Fryer?


Variation. You can mix and match your seasonings. I love Italian seasoning or mixed herbs, but any dried herb will work well.
Thanks for reading our air fryer shredded chicken recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to more chicken recipes, I recommend you try our air fryer frozen chicken breast recipe next.


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
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