the easiest way to shred chicken. ever.

I got this idea a little while back from Really, Are You Serious? I knew I had to try it.

Guys, this is one of those things where once you know about it, you will NEVER go back. And you will wonder how you went so long without knowing about it. And your arms will lose a little bit of muscle, because you found a much more lazy efficient way of doing it.

the easiest way to shred chicken

This chicken looks funky because it was just cooking in an awesome Mexican soup!

All you do is ::drumroll, please:: Place your cooked chicken into a stand mixer, attach the paddle attachment and pulse on the lowest setting until chicken shreds!
the easiest way to shred chicken. ever.


This takes all of about five seconds (vs the 15 minutes it normally takes me to shred four chicken breasts).

A word to the wise: don’t leave the paddle running and don’t pulse too many times or you’re end up with minced meat. It’s kind of like a science. Do it wrong once, and you’ll get it right the next time. Perfectly tender, shredded chicken. I threw mine into Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup tonight, but you could make this hack work for your BBQ chicken sammies, for chicken tacos, the possibilities are endless, really.

Thanks for this life saver…I mean life hack, Krystyn!

*Remember: When it comes to trying life hacks, it’s as my high school Latin teacher, Mr. Tierney, used to say, “Caveat Emptor! Let the buyer beware!” No? Well then, just caveat, I suppose.

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