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The Pintester Takes on Kitchen Aid Shredded Chicken

Sometimes stuff on Pinterest completely blows my mind when I read it. This is one of those times. Dudes, apparently you can use your Kitchen Aid mixer to shred chicken!

I use my Kitchen Aid mixer mostly to beat eggs and boxes of cake mix together. So I grant you that it’s a little under-utilized in my kitchen. But use it to shred chicken? No way. I set out to try it for myself.

First I boiled some chicken.


Then, as instructed, I put some of the warm chicken in my mixing bowl. Apparently this does not work if the chicken is cold. (Yeah, I dunno either.)


I carefully loaded the bowl into the mixer, lowered down the paddle, and turned it on speed 1. (I was being cautious. The instructions said you could use speed 4.)

Before I continue, I feel I should give you a visual of how my kitchen is set up when I have out my mixer. The mixer sits out on the counter like so, a few feet away from the sink.


This is important for you to know, because the moment I turned on the mixer, one of my chicken breasts went sailing right through the air and landed in my kitchen sink.


Undaunted, I put it back in the mixer bowl (hey, my sink is clean) and tried again, more carefully this time.


It was sort of working, except that I was having to play chicken goalie the entire time to keep everything in the bowl. Most stuff stayed in the bowl with my help, but the dog immediately figured out that there was flying meat present and made herself available.


So, eventually it worked. It took a while on speed 1 with me continually blocking flying chicken…

Guess that makes me a cock-blocker?



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