I have never liked shredding chicken. I am not a patient person and spending time with a fork and knife trying to shred chicken near drives me crazy and then there is always that question of how to cook the chicken before you shred it.
Enter your mixer. When I need some seasoned shredded chicken for our favorite tacos, I take the chicken straight out of the freezer and dump it into a pot of boiling water. I boil the chicken until it is done all the way through and it reaches an appropriate temperature. Drain the chicken and then throw is straight into your mixer. Turn the mixer on at a medium level and in just a minute or two you will have perfectly shredded chicken.
Now when I just needed shredded chicken, I take this and run with it, but what if you need is chicken with a little seasoning, take your shredded chicken and dump it in a frying pan. You can add a little oil if you want, but I prefer to just dump on my seasonings and let it them mix in the pan for just a couple of minutes. Pull the chicken out of the pan and you have perfectly seasoned and shredded chicken.
How simple was that?