Friday, November 30, 2012

How To: Perfectly Shred Chicken w/ a Stand Mixer

I saw this little "how-to" on Pinterest a few months ago, and needless to say I was skeptical.  Throw the cooked chicken breasts into the Kitchen-aid, lock and load, turn it on, and in minutes you have perfectly shredded chicken? Say whaaaa?? No way.

Well call me crazy, but this actually works! So long to shredding chicken with two forks until you get so tired of it you give up and just chop the rest. Been there, done that. This is the wave of the future...and the answer to significantly cutting my freezer casserole making time. 

The "Steps":
1.  Cook multiple chicken breasts until fully cooked.  I tend to buy a ton of chicken breasts when they go on sale, and cook them in the crock pot.  That way they are ready to shred when I get home from work, and I have homemade chicken broth that I can use as well!
2.  While the chicken is still very warm, place the breasts in your Kitchen-aid mixer and put on the paddle attachment.  Lock the mixer in place (otherwise it can get a little rocky) and turn on low.  It won't look like it is doing much at first, but give it a minute.  It will shred your chicken perfectly.  This shredded chicken can be frozen in cup-increments for easy additions to casseroles, soups, quesadillas, chicken salad, etc.

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1 comment:

  1. This little hint means I may use my mixer a lot more!



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