chicken breasts - I prefer split chicken breasts on the bone because they have the most flavor, but you can also use boneless chicken breasts or even a whole chicken, just adjust your cooking time (shorter for boneless and longer for a whole chicken)
1 Tbsp olive oil OR 1 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil if using. Season generously with seasoning salt and pepper. If you using butter, put a small pat on top of each piece of chicken.
Cook for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Let cool for about 10 to 20 minutes, until cool enough to touch with your hands.
Remove the skin and discard. Separate the meat from the bone.
You can use the bones and skin to make homemade chicken stock if you have time and you want. Use two forks to shred the chicken into smaller pieces. You can also use a knife to help cut it up into smaller pieces too.
Place in an airtight container and refrigerate until you are ready to use it (within two days). If you are not planning to use it immediately, you can also freeze it.
And there you have it - shredded chicken!
Stay tuned, you will need shredded chicken for Chicken Taquitos.