Ree Drummond's Trick For Perfectly Shredded Chicken In 30 Seconds

Ree Drummond, popularly known as the Pioneer Woman, is famous for the special and original home-cooking vibes that she shares on her blog and Food Network show. Through her long experience and culinary expertise, Drummond has developed great cooking tricks that are worth trying to make delicious meals and speed up the process of cooking. The TV personality and mother-of-four, who lives in Oklahoma, is not afraid to share her cooking prowess through her "The Pioneer Show." Read on to discover one of the most revolutionary chicken-shredding tricks she has up her sleeves. 

Drummond is more than just an expert in making delicious meals. She is the type of person that makes meals in a cost-friendly and time-efficient manner, using genius cooking methods and easily available kitchen appliances. This is exemplified by the tricks she uses in the cooking process right from the preparation stage to the plate. Here, we show you Drummond's trick for perfectly shredded chicken in 30 seconds.

Drummond's trick is using a stand mixer

Ree Drummond shows the world that you can use a stand mixer for more cooking hacks, not just baking a birthday cake. "The other great thing about a stand mixer is you can shred chicken with it," Drummond said in an interview with Insider. She explains that a stand mixer not only gives your arms an advantage (by making the job easier) but also saves time when you need to shred a lot of chicken. In this way, since the stand mixer is shredding the chicken, you can concentrate on other cooking tasks in the kitchen.

To shred chicken using the pioneer woman's trick, there is an important caveat. You need to use either a pressure or a slow cooker. This way, you'll be able to cook the chicken before shredding it. She recommends placing the chicken into the cooker's pot and using high pressure for 40 minutes if using the pressure cooker (via The Pioneer Woman). If you've chosen the slow cooker, you need to cook the chicken for three to four hours on high or five to six hours on low.

The stand mixer trick comes with advantages

While the chicken is cooking in the pressure or slow cooker, you have some time to take care of other cooking steps. This can be, for example, preparing what the chicken will be served with. After the chicken is cooked, it's time for the shredding part. Ree Drummond instructs that you should put the chicken in the stand mixer and switch it on and the shredding starts. "I put the chicken and all of the accumulated juices in the mixer and ran it on its lowest setting," Drummond explains, adding that "in 30 seconds, it had a uniform consistency. I didn't find any large chunks" (via Insider).

Drummond's stand mixer trick for shredding chicken comes with a lot of advantages. For one, you do not need a lot of kitchen appliances. Secondly, the trick saves you a lot of time and allows you to channel your efforts to other cooking processes while still in the shredding process. Drummond uses the same stand mixer trick for mashing potatoes.