55 responses

  1. Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets
    November 18, 2011

    Wow, that is such a great tip!! I don’t have a splatter guard, though, could that be a mess waiting to happen? I’ll try a towel.

    And thanks for sharing your messes. The cookie cup made me smile!

    • Becca
      November 18, 2011

      I bet it you covered with a towel you’d be fine! I tried it first without my guard and it spit chicken in my face so anything to help keep it in the bowl is all you need!

    • Karen
      November 18, 2011

      Have you ever tried using a paper plate as a splash guard? Fold one in half & cut along the fold line til you reach the center. You may have to cut a few slits around the center itself to make it fit better, but you should be able to slide the paper plate around the top of your beater. Hold it steady when you turn the mixer on & it will reduce the splatter.

      • Noelia
        April 25, 2014

        This is genius! Great idea!

  2. Jenni Escobar
    November 18, 2011

    I’ve seen this idea on pinterest too. It turned out pretty much the same as your cookie bowl. Make sure your chicken is HOT. If you try to shred it cold it will be more of a powder. Not so much what I was going for but I am glad to know it works when the chicken is still warm.

    • Becca
      November 18, 2011

      So sad the cookie bowls were such a FAIL! How cool had it worked! YES!!! HOT chicken!

      • Lynelle Herring
        July 2, 2016

        My cookie bowls turned out PERFECT! why is the dough between the cup? That may be your problem. We did chocolate chip and had homemade ice cream in several flavors with horse sprinkles. The kids AND adult’s were ecstatic. Keep trying do it exactly……the way it says. I got my how to from Rachel Ray show. She is so fun!

  3. Julie Anne
    November 18, 2011

    I keep trying to avoid Pinterest, but ideas like thus might just get me to sign up!!

    • Becca
      November 18, 2011

      I warn you! It’s addicting but with tips like this it’s also life changing!

    • Melissa Hebert
      November 16, 2014

      Julie Anne, please don’t deny yourself the pleasure of pinterest. It has truly changed the way I cook. The recipes are amazing and I have tried more new foods this last year than ever. It just helps you think outside the box a bit. Use it as a learning tool if nothing else. Hope you change your mind!!!!!

  4. Sha
    November 18, 2011

    What a great idea! I love finding more reasons to use my KitchenAid

    • Becca
      November 18, 2011

      I know, and now the husbands can’t make fun of our really expensive cookie maker!

      • Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily
        September 6, 2012

        HaaaHaaaa, this is exactly what won my husband over for my expensive cookie maker! ;)
        Thanks so much for sharing my tip, glad it’s been such a help!

  5. Lyanna
    November 18, 2011

    I have to admit, I am an avid pinterest-er and I have NOT seen this. Thankfully I follow your blog though, whew. lol. I LOVE homemade enchiladas, and the time factor was ALWAYS the issue (4 kids don’t give much free time, especially since there are still 2 not in school yet).

    Thank-you Thank-you!!!

    • Becca
      November 18, 2011

      I hear ya, that’s why homemade enchiladas only made the menu a few times a year over here too. Not anymore!

  6. Karie @ The HoB
    November 18, 2011

    Would have never thought to shred chicken with the mixer, love it! PS I tried the cookie bowls, big FAIL!!!!

    • Becca
      November 18, 2011


      • Lou
        July 4, 2016

        How about baking the cookies in BIG circles the, while still warm, flip over your pan and drape the hot cookies over the humps…..might have to hand mould them a bit, but it should work.

  7. Tracy
    November 18, 2011

    How awesome is this?!? Just another thing to add to the long list of why I love, love, love my Kitchen Aid. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Dei
    November 18, 2011

    Holy Moly, how easy it that! Great tip. Thanks.

  9. lisalulu
    November 18, 2011

    i love knowing all the fails on pinterest, that way I don’t waste my time… but this chicken trick fits my lifestyle!!! thanks.

    • Becca
      November 18, 2011

      The cookie bowl total fail! This chicken shredding business= huge success!

  10. Morgan
    November 18, 2011

    I saw the chicken thing on Pinterest as well and just did it the other night – magic! So fast and easy – love it!

  11. Kim
    November 18, 2011

    Such a great idea! Shredded chicken in my house is chopped!

  12. Diana Fisher
    November 18, 2011

    I’m so glad you showed a Pinterest fail here. I made one of the Mexican casserole dishes this past weekend that was horrible! Looked nothing like the picture and tasted more like chilis than chicken. Ew!

  13. Beckie
    November 18, 2011

    Okay you just changed my life. Seriously!

  14. Lisa Robbins
    November 18, 2011

    Oh man, that is one of the best tips ever! I am definitely going to be doing this from now on.

  15. Michelle Lubbers
    November 18, 2011

    thank.you.for.sharing!!! Holy Smokes. Pinterest is a time sucker, but when it saves me time, it’s ALL good.

    • Becca
      November 20, 2011

      I know! Once in a blue moon we;ll find a tip like this and it makes up for the all the time we waste on there!

  16. Geri
    November 18, 2011

    Wonder if it would work for shredded pork? Think if you chunk it up and then put it in the Kitchenaid it would work? Love to make either pulled pork or shredded italian beef.

    • Becca
      November 20, 2011

      That’s such a great question! I’ll have to give it a try becasue we all know that would save a ton of time too!

  17. Amy K
    November 19, 2011

    What? That is awesome! Thank you for sharing this fantastic time saving tip!

  18. Shandra
    November 20, 2011

    That’s my favorite thing I’ve found on Pinterest too! It’s saved me SO much time since I found it! I use shredded chicken for about a third of my chicken recipes, so I now cook a third of what I buy at the store as soon as I get home, shred it in the KitchenAid and stick it straight into bags to freeze. Another third gets cut into nugget-sized portions and the other third gets frozen whole. It’s SO nice to have prep-work done and it was THIS tip that inspired me to do it!

    • Becca
      November 20, 2011

      That’s a great idea! I’ll have to start paying more attention to how often I need shredded chicken and take your advice and prep it early! MORE time saving tips! LOVE it!

  19. Amanfa
    December 7, 2011

    Genius idea for shredding chicken

  20. Krista @ Your Pin Broke
    December 18, 2011

    Aha! I wondered if that cookie bowl thing would work! Good to know…

  21. Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily
    March 25, 2012

    HaaaHaaaaa! I can’t believe how popular this is. I’m glad I posted this, it sounds like I’ve made a lot of ladies lives simpler. ;)
    Thanks for the share!

  22. Joann DeLucia
    March 16, 2013

    I too wanted to know if this would work for pork. I found on another site that it indeed does work for pork AND beef! I love making pulled pork but hate the shredding. This is positively genius, thank you!

  23. Ruth
    May 3, 2013

    The cookie bowl will work. First time fail. IF you put foil on each tin, spray with non stick spray and put cookie dough almost down to bottom. It took some trial and error, but their very fun!

  24. bowl spares
    October 14, 2013

    I don’t even understand how I finished up here,
    however I thought this post used to be great.
    I don’t recognize who you’re but certainly you’re going to a well-known
    blogger if you happen to are not already. Cheers!

  25. Wendy
    January 24, 2015

    What a wonderful tip. I used my Kitchen Aid hand mixer. I did one chicken breast at a time and broke the chicken breast into pieces prior to using the mixer. It was perfect. Thank you so much.

  26. Linda
    February 16, 2015

    I think you can use a paper plate as a guard if you just put a slit in it to get it to cover your bowl….. :-)

  27. Kristi
    February 24, 2015

    Do you think this would work with portions of pork roast, too?

  28. Gayle
    February 26, 2015

    ive made cookie bowls on muffin tin. About a 1″ ball size dough flattened out and put on flat bottom of upside down tin. Dough flows over sides when bakes. Too much and you do get a mess

  29. deanna
    March 15, 2015

    Looove this idea. Going to try it tonight with my kitchen aid mixer I just got :) I HATE shredding chicken. I’m too excited for this

  30. Jenn aponte
    April 15, 2015

    I can’t wait to try shredding the chicken with the kitchen aid. ( I just got one and I’ve used it every day lol) also, I never tried the cookie but I’ve used the cupcake tray to make chicken bowls. They turned out great and I put a home made creamed spinach on the bowl. Yum

  31. Amanda
    December 29, 2015

    I just tried this and instead of burning my hands and wasting a lot of time I was burn free and done in less then a minute. THANK YOU!!!

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