Saturday, May 18, 2013

Who You Callin' Chicken?

My granddaughter recently turned 2.  My daughter, Tiffany, had a party for her at her house.  She made all kinds of food including the best tacos I have ever had.  While Tif was getting everything ready to serve, she showed me a little trick she had recently learned about shredding up chicken.  I must say that this is the greatest time saving tip if you use a lot of chicken like we do.  She put a few packages of boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crockpot after cutting off any extra fat you might find.  Next, she covered the chicken with water and let it cook for 8 hours.  After the chicken was cooked, Tif drained off the broth and saved it for future use.  Then she returned the chicken back to the crockpot and took 2 forks and started pulling the chicken apart.  In minutes, all the chicken was shredded.  I used to  (notice that is PAST tense) bake a bunch of chicken and then sit at the table and shred it by hand after it cooled.  It took forever and the muscle between my shoulder blades would ache.  I'll never do that again!  Thank you Tiffany for sharing this marvelous, time-saving way to prepare shredded chicken so quickly.  If you're like me, you'll take this chicken and divided it into packages and put it in the freezer for future dinners.

See how beautifully it shredded!