This has made my life better. Really, it has.
Shredding chicken is my absolutely least favorite thing to do of all times. Or at least it is close. I have a problem: I do NOT handle inanimate objects that do not obey my will very well. I still have a hard time cutting with scissors for more than a minute (Kindergarten 101!), sealed plastic objects that say “easy open” and you STILL have to pick at them for 25 minutes before the plastic finally yields and separates, and chicken that is prepared to shred but still takes way longer than it should to get it all shredded nicely.
This was a tip I found from Gwen @ Simply Healthy Family. Gwen, you are awesome.
Step 1: Cook your chicken. I just chuck several chicken breasts into a pot of boiling water and let them go for a long time.
Step 2: Take let your chicken cool down, just a bit. I found that with chicken RIGHT out of the water it actually was a little harder to get everything shredded uniformly. When the chicken is still warm, but has dried out a bit, then you are good to go.
Step 3: Chuck it in your KitchenAid with the cookie dough paddle attachment and let ‘er rip!
That’s it! That is all you have to do!! Look at how beautiful that chicken is. It makes me happy.
Gwen, thanks again. Plus also, I have a great recipe to share on Wednesday with your easily shredded chicken. This is one that my husband and son have both requested for birthday dinners – it’s awesome.