Genius. Pure genius! A huge Jacques Pepin fan, I recently watched some clips of some of the older programs he taped on PBS, many of which were with the legendary Julia Child. I don't recall the recipe he was preparing but it called for ground chicken. He had, to one side, a KitchenAid fitted with the meat grinder attachment. To the other side was your standard Cuisinart food processor. The chef showed us how easy it was to grin meat using both machines and so I decided to give it a try myself.
I laid my chicken breasts out on the cutting board and trimmed them of all fat and then cut the chicken into large cubes as he suggested. I tossed half the cubed chicken into the bowl of the food processor and then gently began to pulse until all the meat had been ground. The process is very fast and be sure to keep your eye on the meat and pulse slowly. Once the meat has been ground transfer to pan, bowl or whichever cooking vessel you'll be using and repeat with each following batch of chicken. You won't believe just how easy this process is. And budget-friendly too! I'll certainly be doing this again. This can be done with all sorts of meats.
I transferred the chicken to a pan to brown with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and some taco seasonings and cooked it thoroughly. It then went into the crockpot where it would become chili... I'm thinking of making some chicken meatballs during the storm this weekend!