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Skillet filled with shredded Mexican style chicken.
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5 from 53 votes

Easy Shredded Mexican Chicken

Quick and easy this tender, flavorful shredded Mexican style chicken comes together in 30 minutes! Thanks to using a cooking method that includes searing and poaching this chicken is moist and tender. All seasoned with a blend of spices and herbs that make this chicken perfect for loading into tacos, burritos or using on nachos.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: chicken
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 8
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Serene

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients to make the chicken taco seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Coat the chicken on both sides with the chicken taco seasoning.
  • Drizzle the olive oil and heat in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Pour in the chicken stock. Cover the skillet and let the chicken cook in the broth for about 15-20 minutes, until the chicken registers 165 degrees internally and is cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet, shred using a fork, then return to the skillet. Stir to coat the chicken in the remaining sauce in the skillet. Let sit and keep warm on low heat for about 3-5 minutes, to get good flavor throughout the chicken.

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Notes

  • Chicken: this recipe can be made using breasts or thighs. Just be sure to use boneless, skinless since it will be shredded.
  • Chicken broth: this is used for poaching the chicken, if you don't have any broth on hand you can use water.
  • Oil: extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil are great options.
  • Storage: store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg