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Kitchen Tip: Shredding Meat Using Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer

Kitchen Tip - Shredded Meat In Kitchen-Aid
Last Updated: March 29, 2017, 1:09 pm

How To Shred Meat Using Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer

I am not really sure where I learned this trick but when you are cooking up some meat for a large crew (like I am often doing for my big family of 6) this is a really nice time saver. This works with chicken, beef or pork. Any meat that you needed shredded for whatever dish you are making. I cook up pork or beef roast in the crock-pot, shred it up in my Kitchen-Aid stand mixer (which was an extravagant gift from my wonderful husband who sometimes spoils me for my birthday)

This go around I baked up 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts to use in a dish for chicken enchiladas (recipe to follow soon!) that needed shredded chicken.

UPDATE: Click here for my Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Freezer Meal recipe!

So here is how it works.

Put your meat in the bowl of your Kitchen-Aid stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

Kitchen Tip - Shredded Meat In Kitchen-Aid

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Pardon the slightly dirty top of my Kitchen-aid. I blame my husband…you see I baked the chicken but then I had to run out the door to pick up our youngest daughter from her after-school program and so I asked him to shred the chicken in the Kitchen-Aid and take pictures for the blog…he did not think to make sure the mixer was wiped down….oh well it is what it is….

Next turn the mixer on low….low speed is important, otherwise you will have meat flying around your kitchen….my dogs love when that happens….

Kitchen Tip - Shredded Meat In Kitchen-Aid - Step 2

Continue mixing on low until your meat is shredded to your desired shreddedness (that is not a word… OK oh well, what else do you call it?)

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And the final product. Be it used for chicken sandwiches (6 chicken breasts makes a lot of chicken!) or burittos or whatever. Or pulled pork or beef, tacos….the list goes on and on.

Kitchen Tip - Shredded Meat In Kitchen-Aid - Step 4

  • Joeswife Feb 2, 2012, 3:29 pm

    Thanks! I’d never thought of using my Kitchen Aid for this! Another reason to LOVE my mixer!!!

  • Amy Feb 2, 2012, 4:02 pm

    Brilliant! I have always wanted an easier way to do this. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Layla Feb 2, 2012, 6:53 pm

    What an outstanding and efficient idea! I love my mixer, too , and often think i under-utilize it. This is getting Pinned!

  • Queenofthehivemomof5 Feb 3, 2012, 6:31 am

    It really is a time saver, plus your hands dnt get all gunky from touching the meat.

  • Amy Feb 25, 2012, 6:10 pm

    Just tried this for the first time. What a time-saver! Thanks!

  • sara Dec 30, 2012, 9:10 pm

    Did you just use the flat beater attachment that came with the stand mixer? I think thats what I see lol! I just got mine, and can’t wait to break it in!! Pulled pork anyone?!

    • Heidi Dec 31, 2012, 9:34 pm

      Hi Sara,

      Yes I use the flat beater on the Kitchen-aid stand mixer. I just made pulled beef sandwiches last night and it worked like a charm!

  • Strax Jan 4, 2014, 7:10 pm

    Help! I am new to this and I must be doing something wrong. I put my cooked pork and all it did was spin around and make a racket…

    • Heidi Jan 4, 2014, 8:46 pm

      Hmmm, I am wondering if your pork was tender enough? You might try pulling it apart a wee bit with a couple of forks first just into big chunks and then try the Kitchen-Aid. If your meat is one solid piece like a roast it might just spin…

      Let us know how it turns out Strax!

  • Diane Dec 28, 2014, 4:33 pm

    Hi! Does the meat need to be hot? And also can I shred roast beef slices fom lst night?

    • Heidi Dec 29, 2014, 12:01 pm

      Hi Diane, Great question! I have found that it works if the meat is warm/hot. You might want to try warming up your roast beef slices first (microwave would work just fine) and then shred it using your Kitchen-Aid.

  • Shary Dec 31, 2014, 11:33 pm

    This is perfect! I’ve been meaning to get in the kitchen for some home made chicken nuggets. This just made my job 100 times easier!

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