Texmex Shredded Chicken

Texmex Shredded Chicken

This is simple texmex spiced chicken that can be used in many dishes such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc.

1 small chicken
1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 cup tomato puree
salt and pepper to taste

1. Rinse the chicken.
2. Place chicken in a pot and cover with water.
3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
4. Shred the chicken. (Forks work well for this.)
5. Heat the oil in a pan.
5. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
6. Add the garlic, chili and cumin and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
7. Add the shredded chicken, oregano, tomato sauce, salt and pepper and cook for 5-10 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Texmex Seasoned Ground Beef
Taco Seasoned Ground Beef

Used in:
Taco Salad
Taco Rice
Taco Pasta


Vasu said...

This sounds like a wonderful recipe. I am intending on using boneless chicken tenders / chicken breasts for this recipe. How much of those (weight) should I be using?

Kevin said...

Vasu: One to two pounds of chicken tenders/breast.

Lisa said...

Hi Kevin,

What do you mean by 'tomato sauce'?

Is this pureed tomatoes, tomato paste, or ketchup?

(Sorry for the confusion, I'm from Australia and just want to clarfiy!)

Thanks in advance :)


Kevin said...

Lisa: I mean a tomato puree or crushed tomatoes here. Sorry for the confusion.

Anonymous said...

Ah.....Yummy. I had chicken thighs steamed already so I used those. This is an awesome recipe. Burritos came out delicious. Thanks for sharing your culinary brilliance. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh and I used tomato paste cause that is what I had and it's so inexpensive. I had used the first part of the can for Mexican Rice.

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