Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe

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Shredded Chicken Tacos

Lynn Dine


A recipe I found from Goya when looking for authentic chicken taco recipes. This is what the recipe stated: "Bone and skin are left on the chicken breasts so they're extra flavorful as they simmer in tomato sauce and a blend of savory seasonings." Their recipe stated to use all their brands for the seasoning, vinegar, oil etc., but using what you have on hand will work. The "Adobo with pepper" is a seasoning I found in my stores ethnic isle.

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10 Min


40 Min


Stove Top


16 ounces tomato sauce (2 - 8 ounce cans goya brand tomato sauce)
2 teaspoons white distilled vinegar
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 1⁄2 teaspoons dried ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons leaf oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 lbs bone-in skin-on chicken breasts
adobo with pepper, to taste
1 (10 ounce) package corn tortillas, warmed (for me i make them into crispy tacos by frying them in a skillet)

Directions Step-By-Step

In medium bowl, mix together tomato sauce, vinegar, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and sugar. Season with Adobo; set aside.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with Adobo. Cook chicken, turning once, until light golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Add reserved tomato sauce mixture to pan; bring to a boil (be careful, the tomato sauce can splatter). Lower heat to medium low. Simmer, covered, until cooked through (thermometer will register 170 degrees F when inserted into thickest part of breast), flipping once, about 20 minutes.
Transfer chicken to cutting board; reserve sauce in pan. Remove and discard bones and skin. Using two forks, shred chicken breast. Transfer chicken to skillet with sauce, mixing to combine; continue to cook until sauce reduces and blends into chicken, and mixture begins to caramelize, about 10 minutes more.
Transfer chicken mixture to serving bowl. Spoon into warmed corn tortillas. Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, avocados and/or onions, if desired. Sprinkle with hot sauce, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern