A few years back my friend and I were talking about how much we hate shredding chicken. Two forks and gross feeling fingers. Surely mexican restaurants didn’t make employees use two forks to shred all the chicken they use in enchilados and burritos, right? Apparently we were on a chicken shredding kick because we went as far as googling chicken shredding machines. Way back when all we could find were industrial sized machines and tools. Since then, our dear Pinterest came about. This is when the KitchenAid technique was born! You guys, it totally works. I use my KitchenAid whenever possible, so it only makes sense that I can use it for shredding chicken. This is hands-down my favorite wedding present now! BG isn’t a huge fan of chicken unless it’s in the form of a nugget or wrapped in a Chipotle burrito. I end up shredding a lot of chicken because I can hide it in food and she will eat it. It’s amazing.
Take 4 fully cooked chicken breasts (or thighs, whatever) and place into your KitchenAid Mixer with the paddle attachment. Turn your machine onto level 1. Once the chicken starts turning into pieces you can crank it up a bit. I never go past 2 though, but that’s because I’m scared breasts will come at me. I definitely don’t want that!
Below is a video to prove it. You’ll hear me say that I’ve done this before and know it works, but I always get scared. I get so nervous that I’ll have a chicken breast fly out of the bowl! You could cover your bowl with a dish towel, but I’ve never needed to do this. Also, I can not stand how my voice sounds. Does anyone truly like the way they sound on camera? Maybe I wouldn’t mind it if i was getting paid 1 million dollars a video, who knows. OH, and I say that I can see the heat coming up out of the bowl. Yes, I realize it’s steam and not heat. I was just so nervous with it being my first video and all!
Don’t have a KitchenAid? Here are some cute ones! I love this red Kitchenaid, but it’s on the pricier end for mixers. This white KitchenAid is on the lower end. I know they are pricey, but they’re so great to have!
Enough of the chit chat. Here’s the viddy.
How much did we like this project/recipe/tutorial etc? LOVE
Did anything unexpected happen? No.
Overall Rating from 1-5: 5 This is life changing. Whoever you are that originally figured this out, you deserve a gold star!
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