Mexicana chicken soup soft tacos!

Irisa Raina 9


I started out making Mexican soup but as it was cooking, I had a brain storm. Why not turn it into tacos? And the rest as they say is history.
The recipe for the pickled onions is posted on my recipes that I have posted. They are called tickled pink pickled onions.
I hope y'all enjoy these tacos.
If your not a fan of lime or only like it a wee bit, use only 1/2 or omit it all together.


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30 Min
1 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


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two large chicken breasts boneless & skin off
2 cans “10oz “ rotel medium tomatoes with chilies
3 stalks celery minced
1 small can diced chiles “green “
1 tablespoon roasted garlic
1 small sweet yellow onion chopped
1 teaspoon sweet spanish paprika
1 lime cut in 1/2
1 bay leave broken in half
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
½ each red, orange & green peppers
pickled red onions
10 inch flour tortilla shells
mexican cheese “ queso fresco “ which is a finishing cheese, and not a melting one.

How to Make Mexicana chicken soup soft tacos!


  • 1Place the chicken in a large soup pot.
  • 2Add the next 11 ingredients and simmer slowly for at least one hour.
  • 3While the chicken is cooking, shred some lettuce, slice the peppers, put some pickled onions in a bowl, and crumble the cheese. Set aside.
  • 4After that time remove the chicken from the pot, and let it cool.
  • 5Continue simmering the rest of the soup till it has reduced down to almost all the liquid had evaporated. Make sure you keep stirring the vegetables so they don't burn.
  • 6Shred the chicken using two forks and add it back to the pot.
  • 7Cook for a few more minutes.
  • 8Assemble the soft tacos in any manner you would like.

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About Mexicana chicken soup soft tacos!

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican

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