Pulled Chicken tacos | How to make Pulled Chicken tacos

By Smita Chandra  |  19th Aug 2015  |  
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About Pulled Chicken tacos Recipe

Mexican style easy and delicious chicken tacos.

Pulled Chicken tacos

Ingredients to make Pulled Chicken tacos

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 sweet Red pepper
  • 6 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 6 large boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 lb)
  • 4 large canned plum tomatoes with puree (juices)
  • 1 chipotle pepper in Adobo sauce chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican chilli powder or Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 8 whole wheat or Corn Tortillas
  • Additional Toppings:
  • avocados chopped
  • tomatoes chopped
  • Red onions slices
  • Red cabbage chopped
  • Lettuce Guacamole and shredded Cheese

How to make Pulled Chicken tacos

  1. Warm oil in deep skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add onions, sweet peppers and garlic. Saute for about 5 min until onions are lightly browned and softened.
  3. Add chicken and brown again for 5 min. Add tomatoes, chipotle pepper, water, salt and spices.
  4. Stir to mix, cover skillet and cook on low heat for 1 hour until chicken is very tender. Uncover skillet and cook for a further 10 minutes until chicken is falling apart.
  5. Remove chicken to bowl and continue cooking sauce until it is very thick, another 10 min.
  6. Shred chicken with two forks and add back to sauce in skillet. Fold in chopped coriander and lemon juice. Transfer to serving bowl.
  7. Warm tortillas and place on table along with chicken and assorted toppings for people to assemble their own tacos.

My Tip:

Homemade tacos are easy and family friendly!

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