Sunday, February 24, 2013

This will change your life...

So I really didn't get into a lot of shenanigans this weekend.  I was supposed to work on Saturday so we really didn't have any big plans.  BUT, I got called off for the whole shift!  Sweet!  So instead I got a lot of boring but necessary things done around the house: changing sheets, laundry, vacuuming, got baby stuff down out of the attic, made baby toddler food to freeze so we'll be well stocked when the new baby arrives, made chicken salad for lunches for the week, wrote thank you cards- blah, blah, blah.

But this tidbit of information is not blah- it will change your life.  Interested yet?  This is not a new trick in the Bowen household, but I did utilize it this weekend and thought it worthy to share.

How many recipes do you have that called for shredded chicken?  I have a lot.  This past weekend I used the chicken in a curry chicken recipe.  Whether its a casserole dish, some sort of chicken bake, chicken salad, chicken fajitas, chicken enchiladas, chicken to top a homemade pizza...I feel like I am cooking and dicing or shredding chicken A LOT.  And I hate it.  I really do.  Or at least I used to, until 
I came across this tip.


That's right.  Simply boil** your chicken breasts and toss into your mixer with the paddle attachment.

Turn on and your chicken is shredded in less than a minute and your hands are still clean...

AMAZING.  Told you.  What do you think?  Is your life changed?

**For another time saving trick, toss a bunch of chicken breasts in your crock pot to cook.  Toss into mixer to shred and then freeze in multiple individuals bags.  When you need chicken simply pull out a bag or two the night before depending on your needs.
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  2. I have so much trouble shredding chicken from chicken breasts. Just another reason I need a kitchen aid mixer! Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely have to keep it in mind.


  3. OH MY WORD this will seriously change my life. I NEVER use my Kitchen Aid Mixer but I totally will now. Thanks girl!

  4. whoaaaa never would have thought about that!!

  5. I am in love with my kitchen aid mixer, but have never used it for chicken. Awesome tip!


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