Chicken taco meat….quick and easy

08/26/2010 2:45 pm · 17 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

atmgraphicrecipes (1)

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.

IMG_4510

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.

IMG_4519

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)

IMG_4520

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

IMG_4521

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!

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!
Disclaimer and Official Rules for Sweepstakes

Leave a Comment: 17 comments

Filed Under: Recipes

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar

wpDiscuz

Previous post:

Next post: