Shredded Chicken Breast

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Shredded Chicken Breast
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 lbs pastured chicken breast, skin on
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons solid cooking fat
  • 1 cup bone broth or water
  1. Rinse the chicken breasts with cold water and pat dry. Bring to room temperature and sprinkle them with the salt.
  2. Heat the cooking fat in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. When the fat is melted and the pan is hot, place the chicken top-side down and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until browned. Flip the chicken, add the broth, cover, and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  4. Let cool and shred the meat (you'll have about 4 cups of shredded chicken breast meat for all sorts of wonderful uses!).


About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness and a co-teacher of AIP Certified Coach. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Nutrition, and is the author of three best-selling books--The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. You can watch her AIP cooking demos by following her on Instagram.


  • Beth Nusser says

    For bone broth do you just bale a bone in roast or chicken and save the broth? We do not have access to grass fed or pasture fed chickens, so I will need to go elsewhere for that.
    I just don’t think I can bring myself to eat organ meat. Is that a problem?
    Do I need a probiotic?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Beth! For broth, I use any bones I have left over from cooking – whole chicken carcasses, ribs, and any other meat on the bone. Eating organ meat is not a requirement for AIP, but your body will thank you for all the nutrients! Some people take beef liver supplements or cod liver oil to replace some of the nutrients they would be getting from eating organ meats. About the probiotic, it isn’t required, but a lot of folks like to take one to best support their gut health. Good luck!

  • Amanda Gagnon says

    Bone in chicken breasts or boneless?

  • Michelle Mosher says

    What kind of solid fat do you use? This is so new to me! I was a vegetarian for 19 years.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Michelle! I use coconut oil, duck fat, lard, or tallow. Hope it helps!

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