Sarah's Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Filling

Sarah's Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Filling

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Holiday Baker 325

"I put this together one day, wanting tacos, but I did not want ground beef. It is fast to make, as no slow cooker is needed. Serve warmed as a substitute for ground beef in tacos, and serve in a taco shell, with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, or other favorite toppings."

Ingredients

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  • Calories:
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 29.8 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 175 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place chicken breasts into a saucepan and pour in enough water to cover. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil, and simmer until chicken meat is no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Transfer chicken breasts to a bowl, allow to cool, and shred the chicken meat with 2 forks.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a small non-stick saucepan over medium heat, and cook and stir onion until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Mix in the shredded chicken, cumin, chili powder, and tomato sauce; bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is hot and the flavors have blended, about 3 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Recipe yields 3 servings. Feel free to double it. One pound of chicken is equivalent to 3 small chicken breasts. The sauce will coat the chicken, it will not be sitting in it just like traditional ground hamburger for tacos. If you like it a little saucier, add a spoon of tomato sauce at a time to your taste.
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I doubled this recipe. I had half of an onion to use, I just chopped it up and threw that in instead of measuring out two tablespoons. I also added four cloves of fresh minced garlic and was a l...

This is an easy recipe to put together, I used soft and hard tacos. I thought it needed more seasoning. I added garlic powder and 1tblsp. of chile powder, This is probably a preference thing, be...

Definitely easy and not to mention very tasty! I love beef tacos, but chicken is a great alternative. Plus this recipe is perfect for times when you want something simple and quick to put toget...