Learn how to shred chicken easily with your KitchenAid Mixer. Save time and shred a ton of meat in just seconds!
How to shred chicken
Did you know that you can easily shred chicken in your KitchenAid Mixer? This is yet another valuable use for that KitchenAid stand mixer.
However, it isn’t just for chicken though. It works just great to shred some cooked chicken breasts, a boneless pork butt, or even beef roast.
If you have ever tried to “pull” a pork shoulder or chicken breast with forks, you know this can take a bit of time. With the Kitchenaid and the normal beater attachment, I shredded a pound of cooked chicken breast straight from the slow cooker in under 30 seconds.
What a time saver! You will love shredding meat this way and it is a big game changer!
You no longer need to hesitate to make recipes like chicken enchiladas, pulled pork, pulled chicken, or beef barbecue because of this tedious job again. If you don’t have a Kitchenaid, here is just another great reason why you might just want to take the plunge. 😉
Feel free to use a hand mixer if you don’t have a stand mixer.
Let’s get started!
How to make shredded chicken:
1. Take your meat straight from cooking and toss it in the mixing bowl.
2. Make sure the beater attachment is in place.
3. Raise the bowl and hit a low power setting for about 30 seconds.
4. Enjoy you shredded meat.
It is that easy!
You can buy a KitchenAid for a great price here. I’ve had mine for 7 years and LOVE it.
I don’t think you will regret purchasing one. Not only is it wonderful to shred chicken and other meat, it is great for baking and makes things much easier.
We also love to use it to make dips and it blends cream cheese so smooth. This mixer is a big time saver and makes everything so easy.
How to freeze shredded chicken:
This is so easy! Just put the chicken in freezer bags or containers and freeze until needed.
I like to freeze the chicken in individual portions so that I can just grab it when I’m cooking. This is a big help and makes dinner so easy.
There are so many ways to use shredded chicken and being able to grab and go sure makes life easier. You will see a big difference once you start using your frozen chicken in how less time it takes.
This is a great way to meal prep. It really does not take much time to do this in advance but the time savings in the end are huge.
I think it also saves money because you want be so tempted to get take out or eat out. Knowing you have shredded chicken in the freezer ready to go, makes it so easy.
Little things like this make life much easier during the week. It all adds up to a lot of time savings and you can spend more time with your family.
How to cook the chicken before shredding?
We normally use poached chicken but have also used leftover rotisserie chicken to shred. Another easy way is to use the crock pot to cook the chicken.
You can shred it when it is finished and the entire process was effortless.
There are several crock pots on sale here. I also like this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. It’s nice having the chicken cook while you are away and all you need to do is shred it! This is a big time saver.
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time. Sometimes it is worth it to spend a little extra and crock pot liners are one of those things!
Save money when you learn how to shred chicken!
Skip takeout and just grab a bag of shredded chicken from the freezer. You will see a big savings and everyone will enjoy a great meal.
Eating out and take out is not always good or fast these days. I’m sure your family will enjoy the meals prepared from this shredded chicken much more.
Another tip is to stock up when the chicken is on sale. I love to buy a bunch of chicken when it goes on sale at the grocery store.
That way I can stock my freezer for less. This will save a lot of money by shopping when things are on sale.
I am all about using what is on sale at the grocery store or that I already have in the freezer. I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
Save that money for something else or to give you family wiggle room in the budget.
Tips like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable.
There are so many easy and delicious recipes to use with shredded chicken. We have even just made chicken tacos or quesadillas from the shredded chicken.
Keep it simple! You will love the money saved and your family will love the delicious meal!
Recipes to make with shredded chicken:
- Easy Chicken Salad
- Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe
- Balsamic Pulled Chicken Sliders
- Crockpot Pulled Chicken Recipe
- Crockpot Root Beer Chicken Sandwich
- The BEST Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
- Crockpot Chicken Ranch Tacos