Try our Korean BBQ Sandwich recipe featuring the easiest way to pull chicken that you’ve ever seen. This delicious recipe comes together really quickly with only a few ingredients.
Growing up with a Korean mother, I never experienced the great American childhood classics of my generation like meat loaf, grilled cheese sandwiches, or mashed potatoes. Gasp!
I also had never seen a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer in real life. I honestly thought that only June Cleaver ever actually used one and that they had disappeared right along with the black and white tube TVs. Boy was I wrong!
The first time I saw one in person while shopping for my first apartment, I was drawn to it like white on rice. I immediately put it on my imaginary wedding registry.
Fast forward a few years and while I’ve developed a deep love of cooking and creating recipes, I *still* never quite got around to buying myself one (or adding it to that wedding registry!)
To be honest, a lot of it had to do with the size of the mixer and I didn’t think I would use it “enough” to justify the real estate.
What stand mixer do you use in this recipe?
I’m using the KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer. Yep, a mini stand mixer, but with the same power performance as KitchenAid’s full size stand mixer. Um, yes please!
Not only does the new Artisan Mini take up less counter space (it’s 20% smaller!), but it is also 25% lighter.
That means wimpy people like me can easily move it around the kitchen without worry of dropping it or throwing out your back.
We are on house #2, yet we always seem to buy the fixer-uppers so I never quite get that grand kitchen or counter space I dream about, so this is just what I needed!
With 10 speeds, a dishwasher safe (YASSS!) 3.6 quart mixing bowl and included coated flat beater, dough hook and 6-wire whip, I’m ready to rock and roll straight out of the box.
Of course, I’m also eyeballing the KitchenAid pasta attachments, which will of course go on this year’s Christmas wish list. Until then, I decided to take a look at some non-baking uses for the mixer and discovered that it’s actually great for pulling chicken (or beef or pork!).
So naturally I thought it fitting that the very first use for my iconic American kitchen appliance is a Korean inspired recipe.
Can you shred chicken with a stand mixer?
Yes, you can! You can shred pork too. A stand mixer makes shredding chicken an absolute breeze. Just take your baked or boiled chicken breasts (while they’re still warm) and put them into your stand mixer.
Use the flat beater or whisk attachment and start off slowly, gradually working your way up to medium speed. You’ll have pulled chicken or pulled pork within just a few minutes!
If your recipe calls for a sauce to be mixed in (pulled chicken and pulled porks recipes usually do), just add it in before turning on the stand mixer. It will both shred and mix in the sauce at the same time!
Korean BBQ Sandwich Pulled Chicken Recipe
½ pound cooked chicken breast
½ cup Korean bbq sauce
fresh rolls or English muffins
fresh salad greens
thinly sliced red onion
½ cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Place the cooked chicken in your stand mixer (while still warm) with the whisk or flat beater attachment. Add in the Korean BBQ sauce, turn on and slowly up the speed to about medium.
The mixer should quickly pull the chicken into perfectly shredded pieces that are also coated in the tangy sauce.
Toast your roll or English muffins at the same time that you crisp the cheese.
To make the cheese crisps
I placed small piles of the cheese in a hot nonstick pan to fry them a little bit to create cheese crisps. Cook on medium high heat for about 3 minutes each side.
Doing this with this exact cheese will result in a crispy outside and melty inside.
Slice the onion, rinse and pat the salad leaves dry.
Assemble your Korean BBQ sandwich and enjoy!Print
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