This Viral TikTok Hack Makes Shredding Chicken A Snap

Shredding chicken just got a little bit easier. Yet, to be honest, it wasn't that hard to begin with. But alas, the internet has once again made a simple task simpler. This new chicken-shredding method was first publicized on TikTok and has since picked up some steam in the world of cooking hacks. The newest handy-dandy trick, demonstrated on TikTok by raising.wildlings_, is to shred chicken with a hand mixer.

We know what you're thinking — "Do I even have a hand mixer?" If you still live with your parents, then yes, you definitely do. It's most likely shoved somewhere deep in a cabinet, and its metal beaters are probably hiding in some far-off drawer where they thought they'd never be seen again. All baking enthusiasts out there surely have a hand mixer, too. But if you don't have one, you should probably just invest in one. It will come in handy one day (maybe even today) and as you're about to see, its purposes extend well beyond the world of baked goods.

The underrated versatile powers of the hand mixer

In the viral TikTok video, cooked chicken tenders get tossed into a slow cooker (though you could use a bowl) and someone simply goes in with a hand mixer, turns it on, and shreds the chicken in seconds. What's nice about this method is that you don't seem to get stuck with weird, boxy chunks of chicken the way you might if you were using a fork and knife, or two forks, to shred it. The chicken is more or less shredded into perfectly bite-sized, stringy bits — great for making chicken salad or soup.

Is it a little extra work to bust out a hand mixer just to shred your chicken? Sure. But is it worth it for chicken that's shredded evenly and instantly? Also sure. Give it a shot. And if you don't have a hand mixer, grow up already and buy one.