How to Shred Chicken with a Mixer (So Fast)
How to Shred Chicken Fast
Chicken is a staple meat in my house! Often times it is one of the most inexpensive meats and it is so good for us! I have SO many recipes that call for shredded chicken and I used to dread doing any of them because I would have to spend 20-30 minutes breaking the chicken apart with my hands, BUT no need to fear. Those days are over because I’ve found a new and improved way to shred chicken!
Did you know you can use your KitchenAid Mixer to quickly shred cooked chicken? YEP! You sure can, and IT. IS. WONDERFUL! It saves so much time and… well, it’s just plain cool! Let me show you how to get started!
Preparing to Shred Chicken with Your Mixer:
- Simply bake or boil your chicken breasts
- Add whatever seasonings or spices you want
- While they’re still warm (this is crucial…if it is not warm, it won’t work!) put them in your KitchenAid with your flat beater attachment
Shredding Chicken with a Mixer:
Turn the mixer on at about a 2 speed for 30 seconds to a minute. Keep an eye on it because it shreds quickly!
You can shred chicken easily without a KitchenAid mixer too. In fact, this mixer method works well with a handheld mixer too!
You now have perfectly shredded chicken ready for any recipe! Sometimes, to save EVEN MORE time, I’ll do a double batch of shredded chicken and freeze half of it with my handy-dandy food saver for the next recipe.
Easiest Shredded Chicken Ever!
Hope you enjoy this kitchen tip as much as I do! It has saved me hours of time. Now I never hand shred chicken. Why waste the time when you can do this SO quickly and have the same (or better) results!
Of course, you can shred chicken with two forks if you want to. Sometimes it helps to give you more control over the size of the pieces to do it this way. Have you seen those shredder claws? I imagine those would make quick work of shredding chicken too!
What are your favorite ways to use Shredded Chicken? Comment below and let me know!
Recipes That Call For Shredded Chicken:
- Chipotle Chicken & Rice Soup
- Cilantro Lime Chicken
- Chicken Enchiladas
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Chicken Ole
- Crock Pot Chicken Ole
- Stovetop Broccoli, Cheese, & Chicken Pasta
- Southwest Chicken Wraps
- Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
- Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
- Spinach Tortellini Soup
- Honey Teriyaki Chicken
- Buffalo Chicken Nachos
- Pulled BBQ Chicken
- Chicken Pillows
- Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken
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