Can You Buy Shredded Chicken
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Can You Buy Shredded Chicken
How to Make Shredded Chicken is a staple recipe to use in so many ways. This shredded chicken recipe is easy, fast, less expensive to make yourself with fantastic flavor and a fun mess-free shredding trick!
Instead I bought some boneless, skinless chicken breasts, already having a fabulous way to cook them quickly without losing any moisture (you can see an example in this Tarragon Pesto Chicken Breast with Dressed Greens recipe).
With a few tweaks I found a great way to make homemade shredded chicken breast, keeping the meat more flavorful as with roast chicken, rather than the flavor of stewed chicken which is another way to make shredded chicken.
this is such an incredible way to get juicy, shredded chicken! I love how fast and easy it is, too. tonight I decided to throw the shredded chicken back in the pan with the chicken broth. Oh my! It made it 10 times more juicy, which is saying something!!
My favorite way to cook shredded chicken is poaching it on the stovetop. This makes shredded chicken that is tender and juicy, and I find it to be the quickest and easiest with the least fuss and clean up.
The chicken and the cooking liquid are brought to a simmer, then the heat is turned very low while the chicken gently poaches. The chicken is cooked through without overcooking, remaining juicy instead of tough and dry.
At this point you can do an optional brine: Add soy sauce, salt, sugar, and crushed garlic cloves and let the chicken brine at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. This provides seasoning and makes the chicken more tender. The chicken also loses its chill so it needs less heat to come up to temperature.
Shredding the chicken by hand or with forks is my favorite way of shredding chicken. The chicken pieces are intact and not mushy like they can get with the mixer method. You can shred them in bigger or smaller pieces as you prefer.
Optional brine: You can brine the chicken in its cooking liquid for 30 minutes before cooking. Add cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 3 crushed garlic cloves to the chicken in the water. Let the chicken brine at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. This provides seasoning and makes the chicken more tender. The chicken also loses its chill so it needs less heat to come up to temperature.
What a great post! This is some very important information IMO. Poaching is by far the best way to make shredded chicken. As you point out, you can season it any way that you want, it's a lot less fuss than picking chicken off a whole chicken and, even though I didn't see it mentioned, you have a great tasting chicken broth to use in soups and sauces. I've never through of adding lemon to the seasoning and that's a great idea! Lots of good information. Thanks!
You know you aren't getting lots of unnecessary sodium if you cook them yourself too. I confess I buy rotisserie chicken at Costco just to save the breasts for shredding All of your chicken recipes look wonderful!
When I redesigned my site, I even made sure that the shredded chicken recipes had their own category. (You can always find them by clicking on Shredded Chicken in the ingredient drop down at the top of the site.)
So this one is a tricky one for me. I love the texture of baked chicken, but I also feel like this one is the hardest to get right. The chicken can go from rare to overcooked in the blink of an eye so you really have to keep your eye on this one. Plus, the edges will sometimes dry out more than the thicker middle, which makes it harder to shred.
Our last method is poaching the chicken, or boiling it. When I first started making shredded chicken for recipes, this is what I would do. It was just my husband and I, and this was an easy, fast way to make enough chicken for the two of us.
This is the ultimate dinner time saver! This guide shows you 5 different ways to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts to make shredded chicken to use in other rec