Shred Chicken with your KitchenAid Stand Mixer

For Christmas, Darren gave me a beautiful red KitchenAid Stand Mixer.  I am absolutely smitten with this fun and versatile kitchen appliance. 

Now, I am constantly looking for things that I can do with it other than make sweets and bread.  I have made my fair share of cookies, cakes, and rolls since the new mixer arrived.  However, I can definitely tell that all of the tasty treats are going straight to my mid-section.

Over on Pinterest– my never-ending source of inspiration– I saw that the KitchenAid Stand Mixer can be used to shred chicken!  Now, I was a bit skeptical, but shredding meats is something I really don’t enjoy doing.  So, I decided to give it a whirl.

I placed some fully cooked chicken into the bowl of the stand mixer.  My chicken was hot, but cold works, too.

Using the paddle attachment (the one that comes standard on the mixer), I turned it on to a level 4 for about 25-30 seconds.

What I was left with was perfectly shredded chicken!

It’s such a time saver and so much easier as well.  I have now shredded chicken in my KitchenAid Stand Mixer numerous times, and for me there is no other way to do it now.

A quick word of caution.  You need to kind of watch the chicken while it is shredding.  It really only takes 25-30 seconds to shred.  If you walk away and leave it going for a minute or so, you might have chicken dust left in the bowl… not that I would know from experience or anything…

I’d love to know of any interesting, fun, or unusual ways that you use your KitchenAid Stand Mixer!