Welcome to the second edition of “How to…” a new series here at A Savory Feast! I’m going to be sharing some basic tips and cooking methods to help you improve your cooking. If you have something you would like to learn, please contact me or comment below to let me know!
This week we are going to be learning how to shred chicken. This is a very important thing to know if you want to make dishes like my Chicken Quinoa Soup or Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas (which are coming to the blog very soon!).
Step 1: The secret to perfect shredded chicken is to season the water! I start with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder and then add any other spices that will go with whatever I am going to be adding the chicken to. For example, I might add chili powder if I am going to be making enchiladas. After you season the water, bring it to a boil.
Step 2: Add boneless, skinless chicken breasts to the water. It doesn’t matter if they are thawed or frozen! It will take a little longer to cook if they are frozen, but still turns out great. Boil the chicken for 10-15 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
Step 3: Remove the chicken from the water and set on a plate to cool. Wait at least 10 minutes before you start shredding so that you don’t burn your fingers! Use one hand (or a fork) to hold the chicken in place while you use another fork to scrape the chicken and tear it into small pieces.
And that’s all there is to it! What do you like to use shredded chicken for? Leave me a comment and let me know!