The Easiest Way to Shred Chicken

No more messy hands or lots of time using 2 forks this quick and easy way is hands down the best.

I can’t wait to show you this trick! This is the easiest way to shred chicken and have it be consistent. The bonus is that you can keep your hands clean! I very often use shredded chicken in my recipes. I used to use 2 forks, one would hold the breast while the other pulled. This takes a long time when you are doing a lot.   Now I can shred 3 chicken breasts in 1 minute flat!

 easy_way_to_shred_chickenRecently I was making our new favorite soup, Chicken Tortilla from the Pioneer Woman. I had some chicken ready to go, doesn’t it look yummy!
How to Shred Chicken in the mixer
First don’t put more than three chicken breast’s in the bowl or it will FLY everywhere, oh yes I did learn this the hard way. 
 Then start off slow and increase when it needs to shred more in a snap you will have this!

You will not believe how simple this is. I will never EVER shred chicken with 2 forks again! Take a look at how fine the shred is, it would take forever to get that with 2 forks!

Now I am ready for some of my favorite soup!


You can also see how I pimped out my mixer here:

 How to pimp our your mixer


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  1. kristi@ishouldbemopp says:

    Mmmmm….that soup looks delicious and what an awesome tip. LOLed at your chicken flying everywhere! Totally something that would happen in my home! :)

  2. Jill @ Create.Craft. says:

    Pure.genius. Why didn't I think of that?

  3. Chelsea @ Making Hom says:

    You are so clever!!! I'll never shred with two forks again either!!

  4. Four Marrs and One V says:

    Oh yeah baby!! That is the ticket!

  5. Sherry of Pondered P says:

    Oh Goodness! Now I really need a big KitchenAid stand mixer….better go tell my hubby. :) This is so smart.

  6. jennifer says:

    Interesting idea.. I love doing mine with the crockpot! If you put the breasts with a little bit of liquid (I'll use chicken stock); after 4-5 hours on high, it's so simple to shred!

  7. Jessi @ Practically says:

    Brilliant! I really really want a stand mixer, but for right now I'm stuck making my husband shred chicken by hand whenever a recipe calls for it. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  8. Food Done Light says:

    Serious fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing with Thursdays Treasures.

  9. Sarah @ Natures Nurt says:

    Umm, this is brilliant! Now I have another reason to beg hubby for a KitchenAid mixer 😉 Thanks for sharing at Tiny Tip Tuesday! I'm pinning this..

  10. Julie E says:

    This is my favorite way to shred chicken!

  11. Neighbor Chick says:

    Wow Kelley! Thanks to you, I'll put my forks away!! Shredding chicken won't be time consuming anymore–and I'll remember the two-piece limit. By the way–love your pimped out mixer!!

  12. Angela Paris says:

    i would never have thought of that! now i just have to get myself a mixer… lol

  13. Shannon Slemmons says:

    Outstanding Kelley!! Gonna try this soon. We inherited a Kitchen Aid mixer from Arlene and I need to put it work for me.~Shannon Slemmons

  14. Shannon Slemmons says:

    Outstanding Kelley!! Gonna try this soon.Shannon Slemmons

  15. House on the Way says:

    Wow! We just made chicken tortilla soup last night! Wish I'd had this tip! Thanks for sharing!LeslieHouse on the Way

  16. alittleclaireificati says:

    O..M…G that is a GREAT time saver. I am absolutely going to try this. And I have to say, I am so in love with your "pimped out" mixer. LOL I may have to go do that to mine right now. That is awesome!!Glad to have found your blog via The Thinking Closet. Hope you can come over and check mine out too some day. I look forward to reading through your posts! – Claire


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