Chicken taco meat….quick and easy

08/26/2010 2:45 pm · 17 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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I really love shredded chicken in tacos.  I have tried a few crock pot recipes that simmer the meat and spices all day, and they are delicious, but time consuming.   If I need a last minute dinner idea, this recipe works and tastes just as good in a fraction of the time.

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Put your desired amount of chicken into a pot. (I cook 4 chicken tenders or 2 breasts) I normally use tenders, straight from the freezer.  They are thin enough that they thaw and cook really quick. Salt and pepper the water, and add a small bunch of cilantro.

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Bring to a boil, cover with a lid and let simmer till they are fork tender.  Normally 10-15 min (depends on how thick your chicken is)

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Place hot chicken on a plate, and shred with two forks.

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While the chicken is hot add Salsa Verde.  Depending on the brand it  can be rather spicy.  My kids do not like it to hot so I only ad about 1/4 off a can.  ( If I was making it for myself I would add more).  I add it one spoonful at a time, till it gets the texture and flavor I want.   It will not only flavor the meat but keep it moist as well.  I then cover with plastic wrap or foil to keep it warm and let it steam a little till I am ready to eat.

IMG_4522Next I will post the recipe for Corn & Bean salsa I like to eat with these, coming soon!

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16 comments
Kristi
Kristi

As a single mom who works full time I don't have time to roast a chicken all day to make shredded chicken for tacos. This is a fantastic way to make them, and still be healthy. I really appreciate the time you take to post things like this because it means that I still make a yummy dinner and spend time with my kids in the evening. Thank you so much for all that you do and you are a blessing to my family.

steph
steph

Wow!! The nerve of some people! I want to thank you so much for posting your recipes, helpful hints, cleaning ideas, organizing ideas, etc... Please know that you have helped me and my family more than you will ever know! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Please keep it up. :)

Michelle
Michelle

Ugh! Why did I read the comment section. Just when you think you have heard or seen it all.... Well I cannot wait to have dinner tonight, I roasted a chicken after church yesterday and am going to make tacos with it thanks to your site and idea! Thanks Sara! You rock!

Teresa W
Teresa W

btw how do u make chicken pillow pockets that sounds great

Teresa W
Teresa W

wow that is crazy, surprise is just mad she cant cook or get a real name lol Sara I love your blog and I love that meal it is amazing and I dont see anything wrong with any of your food ideas I love them and your the best!!!

Shaleena
Shaleena

I love your blog! Thank you for all your hard work!!!

bill
bill

thanks for the tip! Salsa Verde Recipe on simplyrecipes.com is very good too. from a father on a shoestring budget ,please don't change a thrifty thing !

RuthAnne
RuthAnne

Just a easy tip for shredding chicken. Pull out your hand mixer and while the chicken is hot, place it in a bowl and run the beaters through it. It shreds it so quickly and easily. Can't wait to try this recipe!

Neva
Neva

Apparently "Surprise" (I'm pretty sure that's her stripper name, because no self-respecting mother actually names their kid this) is a gourmet chef and knows SO much more than the rest of us. Hey Surprise - Go make your own blog and be rude on it. Leave good people alone and take your jerk self elsewhere. Sarah, I was just thinking about yummy chicken tacos the other day. Thanks for the post ... I'm definitely going to try this. (I understand if you don't want to publish this comment. It can be just between us. Hee hee :) Much love to all of you!)

Alicia
Alicia

Surprise- Please go somewhere else then. None of us who enjoy Sara and her hard work want to listen to you. Sara- thank you for your dedication! PS. I am making your chicken pillow (pockets?) tonight for dinner. My husband loves them!

Shelly
Shelly

What a Rude Surprise! I don't even know what to say! That made my stomach hurt just reading that comment! I am, soooo, sorry for the things some people say! I am one that really enjoys and appreciates this blog and what you do! In fact, I am making your Sweet Shredded Pork & Cilantro Ranch tonight! I am looking forward to the Recipe for Corn & Bean Salsa! Thank you for all you do for my family!

Megan
Megan

Thanks for this recipe! I love when you post recipes! Can't wait for the next one! you rock!

Mistie
Mistie

Oh my word some people can be sooo rude!!! I find your site so helpful and full of information that saved my family tons of money!! Keep up the good work Sara and there are a ton of us out there that love your site!!!

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

You are welcome to look at other blogs if you do not find mine helpful....

surprise
surprise

God, there are more ads than useful information (or whatever you are calling it) on your site. BTW, your food "ideas" are pathetic. It's worse than the crap Campbells is pushing.

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