We usually have some sort of meat with dinner, and my favorite is chicken. It’s one of the healthier meat options, and I love how versatile it is.

Many of my favorite recipes, including my enchiladas, call for shredded chicken. Ugh. Typically I’d shred with two forks, but aside from taking so much time, I absolutely abhor the sound of utensils scraping on each other *shivers*.

Enter my new way to shred:

 

Yep, that’s a HUGE roasted chicken breast that I just plopped in my KitchenAid. I didn’t cut it up at all — just threw it in, started the mixer (on low, you guys, very important to start on low) and within a minute or so, the chicken was perfectly shredded and ready to use.

I did this on a batch cooking day, so shredded a ton of chicken, portioned it into baggies and tossed in the freezer. I also used some to make a pan or two of enchiladas.

Now that I’ve got this easy method down, I’m excited to use shredded chicken in a bunch of new recipes. I recently found this list of vegetable soups from Positive Health Wellness, and I’m excited to make them a little heartier with the addition of (very easily) shredded chicken.

 

What are your favorite chicken recipes? Do you have any kitchen shortcuts? I’d love to hear them!