Whether you’re making enchiladas or chicken salad, shredding chicken can be a real pain. Thanks to TikTok, though, there’s a solution for this common cooking woe.
TikTok content creator, @lifeunbinged, showcased her trick for shredding chicken quickly, and it’s one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments. A hand mixer is all you need for a quick and easy shred!
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In her video, @lifeunbinged demonstrates how she slow-cooked chicken in a Crock-Pot (and there’s a lot). Instead of removing it and using a fork to shred, she just inserts a hand mixer directly into the pot and uses the “Low” setting. As the mixer churns, the chicken begins to shred. In just a minute, all of that chicken is perfectly shredded.
There are a few caveats to this method, though. First, there might be some splattering if you do this directly in a Crock-Pot. Be ready to clean up a bit after shredding.
Also, be sure to use the “Low” setting on your mixer to prevent the chicken from flying around the room. If you have an especially large amount of chicken to shred and need more power, just adjust the speed after starting on the “Low” setting.
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