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Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Ryan has been requesting tacos lately and I had some left over oven roasted chicken so I decided to make some chicken tacos. I simmered the chicken in a Mexican style tomato sauce with sauteed onions and jalapenos and spooned the mixture into freshly cooked corn tortillas.  I also thought it would be a nice touch to add a little avocado salsa, just think deconstructed guacamole.

Also, check out my other Chicken Recipes.

Shredded Chicken Tacos

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Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 tomato, seeded
  • 1/2 shallot minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 (7 3/4 ounce) can Mexican style tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • canola oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded lettuce

Instructions

1

Gently combine first five ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

2

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook onions and jalapenos for 5 minutes or until slightly softened, stirring occasionally. Add tomato sauce, cumin and cooked chicken. Add salt to taste. Turn to low and simmer while you prepare your taco shells.

3

Use enough canola oil to lightly coat the bottom of a small pan, about 2 tablespoons. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook tortillas one at a time until soft, about 30 seconds on each side. Fold over to make a taco shell. As you cook each tortilla, place them on paper towels to absorb any of the oil left over.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • finsmom

    Don’t you just love shredded chicken in tacos? These sound great! I like the idea of the deconstructed guacamole – I like chunky avocado!

  • Mom

    WOW! Great flavor…super new version of an old favorite. Thanks Baby!

  • Glad you liked it Mom! I think you may be a little bias though :)

  • Those tacos look tasty!

  • Thanks Kevin!

  • What a great recipe. Love the avocado salsa.

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