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)