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Old 10-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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Shredded chicken?

I made "hot chicken sandwiches" for supper. I used leftover rotisserie chicken. I shredded it with a fork.

Is there any easier way? A faster way? I have done it with my fingers, but that is even slower.

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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For cold/ leftover chicken, I usually use my clean fingers. For pulled pork I use a couple forks and then finish fine pulling, removing any fat or gristle with my fingers. Fingers make great tools. Either "pulls" easier if it is still warm and preferably just cool enough to handle.
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For cold/ leftover chicken, I usually use my clean fingers. For pulled pork I use a couple forks and then finish fine pulling, removing any fat or gristle with my fingers. Fingers make great tools. Either "pulls" easier if it is still warm and preferably just cool enough to handle.
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So, the trick is to reheat the chicken a bit before shredding it. Thanks guys.
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I pull chicken from rotisserie chickens at work almost daily. I do it while the chicken is still hot, the meat comes away from the chicken easily and shreds quickly. If we chill the whole bird first it is quite a bit harder to get the chicken of the carcass and shred. I just use my hands to shred.
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So, the trick is to reheat the chicken a bit before shredding it. Thanks guys.

Yes, that is quite right. Or pull / shredd it immediately after dinner when it was first served and before putting it away. You can save the skin and bones and stuff for stock later too.

I just read in another thread, you made pretty good sounding gravy to go with the hot chicken and veggies. Yum.
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Yes, that is quite right. Or pull / shredd it immediately after dinner when it was first served and before putting it away. You can save the skin and bones and stuff for stock later too.

I just read in another thread, you made pretty good sounding gravy to go with the hot chicken and veggies. Yum.
Yup, that gravy turned out pretty good. I made the stock from the pickings from rotisserie chickens that I had in a bag in the freezer.
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Yes, that is quite right. Or pull / shredd it immediately after dinner when it was first served and before putting it away. You can save the skin and bones and stuff for stock later too.

I just read in another thread, you made pretty good sounding gravy to go with the hot chicken and veggies. Yum.
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I made "hot chicken sandwiches" for supper. I used leftover rotisserie chicken. I shredded it with a fork.
YUM...I love shredded chicken sandwiches
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I've never tried this myself but have a friend who always put the chicken in a bowl and uses the mixer. She swears it shreds easier and faster than doing it with the hands.
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