Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shredded Mexican Chicken

John loves chicken tacos and would eat them weekly if I were willing to make them that often. I had a pack of chicken tenders in the fridge that needed to be used up but I really didn't have any ideas what to make. I decided to make my husband a happy man and make some tacos. I had this recipe bookmarked on my computer for a long time but never got around to making it. I was really pleased with this chicken! It was very easy to make and tasted nice and fresh. John loved it and went on and on about them. I think this will be my new recipe for chicken tacos instead of salsa chicken. (BTW- if you clicked on the salsa chicken recipe... yikes- my photography used to be horrible, so I apologize!)

Source: Blog Chef

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
¼ cup salsa
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix or homemade taco seasoning
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 teaspoon chili powder
hot sauce (to taste)

Step 1: In a medium sauce pan add chicken breasts and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; add salsa, taco seasoning, cumin, garlic and chili powder. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 2: Start pulling chicken apart with 2 forks into strings. Cover and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add hot sauce. At this point you can add water if needed as well, if the sauce becomes too thick. Cook until chicken is fully cooked.
(Makes 4 Servings)


  1. I loved the salsa chicken, but this just looks so yummy and fresh! Can't wait to try it!

  2. Mmmm! That would do well in the crock pot, too!

  3. These were AWESOME! I added to my blog!

  4. Yum, those look so tasty. I thought the same thing as Nicole, great for the crockpot. I'll be testing these out, looks great!

  5. I just made this last night and it was a total hit. Thankfully I had doubled the recipe!

  6. I just made these and they were fantastic! Thanks!!

  7. How do you do the chicken before you put it in the sause?

  8. Anonymous- the directions are listed above in steps 1 and 2. That's how I make it.

  9. I see that, but was the chicken raw when you added it in or did u cook it some first?

  10. Thank you so much for your help.. I'm new to trying new recipes!

  11. How many people does this recipe feed?

  12. Freddie- it depends what you do with it. A little goes a long way with this for tacos... I'd say 4-6.