Yesterday I discovered how easy it is to shred cooked chicken breasts with my KitchenAid mixer! After a suggestion from a Facebook fan, I tossed my cooked chicken breasts into my Kitchenaid Mixer and using the paddle attachment – I had shredded chicken in a fraction of the time and without a mess or burned fingers! In the past I had shredded chicken using two forks and a big cutting board – no longer!
I tossed the chicken breasts straight from the slow cooker.* Easy, easy. Using the paddle attachment, just “mix” it until it’s the consistency that you like!
You can use any kind of mixer. If you have a handheld mixer (like this one, Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White) it should work as well, but could chop it up a bit finer than the paddle on the mixer (KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer).
Then I put it into Ziploc freezer bags, measured out in 1 pound and 1.5 pound increments, and then I toss this in the freezer until I have a recipe that calls for shredded chicken.
*I tossed about 6-8 whole fresh chicken breasts into my crockpot with a carton of chicken broth and cooked on high for 3-4 hours until fully cooked.
Have you ever done this before? What else do you use your kitchen mixer for?