The Best Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe {Ever}







Best,quick and easy shredded chicken tacos recipe you need to try! This recipe of shredded chicken taco is a complete meal which is filling,healthy plus delicious.The chicken taco has delicious shredded chicken cooked with chicken taco seasoning and served with  warm tortilla together with slaw and cilantro lime cream,makes these pulled chicken tacos the best.If you are looking for an easy lunch/dinner fix then this recipe of easy chicken tacos is what you need to try.The best chicken taco recipe ever!




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When you are planning for Mexican food or specially when you are looking for new Taco recipes then this shredded chicken tacos recipe is something you need to try for sure- very refreshing,flavorful and easy Shredded Chicken Taco,wrapped in a soft flour tortilla and served with homemade cabbage and carrot slaw,topped with cilantro lime cream sauce.


The slaw is homemade and I have used this slaw recipe before in my previous Taco recipe of Bang Bang Shrimp Taco.


I have also shared one more Mexican recipes recently,will list them here for you all to check: 





Whenever you think of Mexican food the first thing that comes to your mind is Taco,right? So does mine plus I also think of Quesadilla,Enchilada,Burrito and so on! 


Delicious Shredded Chicken Taco with Cilantro lime  Crema



Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe


So when I thought of making these shredded/pulled chicken tacos the first thought was how do I shred the Chicken easily? 


How Do You Shred Chicken Quickly? / How Do You Pull A Chicken?



I usually use the very basic method of boiling the chicken pieces,whether breast/thigh meat with sufficient water with little salt added to it.


Remove the scum and keep aside the broth.




With a pair of knife and fork I shred,sometimes handheld mixer works great to perfectly shred the chicken.



You can use any kind of leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken to shred.



Using hand mixer /stand mixer and using paddle attachment shred the chicken if you want very finely shredded chicken.


If you want little larger pieces of chicken then shred the chicken with hands or using fork and knife.




    You can also use mixer grinder to slightly pulse the chicken once.Do not overdo it or else the chicken will become mushy.



    How Do I Boil Chicken? What Is The Best Way To Boil Chicken?



    In a large pot,boil water with little salt,add chicken breast/thigh meat , cut into chicken tenders or as it is, and boil it till the chicken is cooked well.



    Using a pair of forks or with hand mixer you can shred it.Even with a blender you can shred chicken.





    Can I Shred Chicken With Blender?


    Yes! Of-course you can shred chicken in blender.



    If you are precooked chicken or boil chicken to shred further,pop the chicken in blender and pulse the chicken to make the easiest shredded chicken for recipes to make.





    How Do You Shred Chicken With Hand Mixer Or Stand Mixer?



    To shred chicken with hand mixer,first make big pieces of chicken by pulling chicken with hands.



    Using a large mixing bowl,add the chicken chunks / pieces and on low speed beat the chicken pieces to shred the chicken till the desired consistency of shredded chicken is achieved.





    Tips To Make Best Shredded Chicken Taco Recipe


    • Make the tortillas warm when you are about to assemble the chicken tacos.
    • To make tortilla warm you use microwave or oven or to get the nice charred flavor to final taco direct hold the tortilla with a pair of tongs on the burner and flip it once.Make sure you do not burn or make the tortilla hard.
    • Using flour or corn tortilla is your personal choice and as per availability.I would say this recipe tastes better with both type of tortilla.
    • To shred the chicken either you can boil the chicken at home and shred with a pair of forks or use blender or use hand / stand mixer to shred the chicken.
    • You can use rotisserie chicken to be shredded for using in the recipe.
    • You can prep ahead of time to make these taco,like make the salsa,slaw,cilantro cream and also the chicken and keep aside and finally when you are ready to serve assemble it all together.
    • You can do a lot of variations by adding beans to the taco(like pinto,black beans),also add choice of veggies such as zucchini,bell peppers,sweet potato,broccoli plus you can add some grated cheese,rice,corn too.


    Delicious Shredded Chicken with slaw  and cilantro lime cream sauce


    How To Make Shredded Chicken / Pulled Chicken Taco With Cilantro Lime Sauce:



    Step1:  I have boiled Chicken breast with little salt.




    Once the chicken is cooked,strain the stock and reserve for use in your food if you need or discard it.



    Shred the chicken with fork or make chunks by hands.


    If you want very smooth shredded chicken then use hand held mixer/stand mixer with paddle attachment.


    Step2:  
     In a pan,add oil,to that add tomatoes or paste, onion,garlic and stir fry till soft,add spices and mix further.




    Step3:  Finally add the chicken,mix well,cook for some time and once all the mix is dry,keep aside.




    Steps to make Shredded Chicken for Taco

    Step4:   Arrange the soft flour tortilla,add the slaw,add chicken mix,add chopped cilantro and spring onion,add the cilantro lime sauce.



    How to shred chicken and make Chicken Taco

    This recipe will get you the Best and Easy Shredded Chicken Taco in very convenient steps.


    For Slaw you have to check the Bang Bang Shrimp taco recipe.Recipe link I have shared here.


    Cilantro lime cream sauce is just grinding everything mentioned in the ingredients to a smooth sauce.



    If you want it to be more liquidy add more cream.


    What Are The Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Ingredients:



    Chicken:  I have used boneless chicken breast in this recipe. You can opt for the chicken meat of your choice.Breast is easier to cook so I have opted for it.



    Spices:  The combination of spices in this recipe used are Smoked Paprika,Cayenne Pepper,Garlic Powder,Cumin Powder,Coriander Powder.



    Cilantro Lime Crema:   The sauce used in this recipe to top in this recipe is so so amazing and so easy to put together. 



    Just simply grind together cilantro,lime juice, yogurt, mayonnaise,cream along with Hot sauce to make a fabulous sauce.You will definitely love this.



    Slaw: The cabbage,carrot slaw used in this recipe is very nice and cooling. 



    This reminds me of the KFC slaw and I love it. I have shared recipe of this slaw in my Bang Bang Shrimp Taco recipe.






    What Toppings Go Well With These Pulled Chicken Tacos?


    Apart from topping that I have already mentioned in the recipe you can use :



    • Salsa / Pico de gallo,
    • Avocado slices, 
    • Tomato slices/Onion Chopped,  
    • Sliced Avocado
    • Pickled Onion
    • Sour Cream
    • Cilantro
    • Grated Cheese
    • Guacamole



    The Best Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe {Ever}


    The Best Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe {Ever}
    Yield: 6
    Author:
    prep time: 25 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 35 M
    Best,quick and easy shredded chicken tacos recipe you need to try! This recipe of shredded chicken taco is a complete meal which is filling,healthy plus delicious.The chicken taco has delicious shredded chicken cooked with chicken taco seasoning and served with warm tortilla together with slaw and cilantro lime cream,makes these pulled chicken tacos the best.If you are looking for an easy lunch/dinner fix then this recipe of easy chicken tacos is what you need to try.The best chicken taco recipe ever!

    ingredients:

    For Shredded Chicken:
    • 1 Cup Cooked/Shredded,Chicken Breast/Thigh Meat
    • 2 Tbsp Oil
    • 1 Large Tomato,chopped/pureed/ OR 2 Tbsp Tomato paste
    • 1 Red Sweet Onion,Chopped
    • 3 Garlic,cloves,chopped/minced
    • As per need Salt
    • 2 tsp Cayenne Red Pepper Powder
    • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper, ground
    • 1 tsp Cumin, ground
    • 1 tsp Coriander,ground
    • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
    • 1/2 tsp Garlic,powder
    For Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce:
    • 1/3 Cup Cilantro
    • 2 tsp Lime Juice
    • As per need Salt
    • 1 tsp Sugar
    • 2 Tbsp Yogurt
    • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
    • 1/4 Cup Cream
    • 1 Tbsp Frank's RedHot Original Hot Sauce
    • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper,ground
    • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

    instructions:

    How to cook The Best Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe {Ever}

    1. For Shredded Chicken: In a pan,add oil,when its hot,add the tomato/paste,onion,garlic and fry till they are soft.
    2. Add the spices mentioned and fry further.
    3. Add the chicken and mix well.
    4. Make sure its dry mixture and switch off the flame and keep aside.
    5. For Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce: In a mixer/grinder,add the ingredients mentioned and grind/pulse till smooth sauce.
    6. If you need more liquid then add either little more cream or milk.
    7. For Slaw:Please Check Bang Bang Shrimp Taco.
    8. To arrange,place the tortilla/taco shell,place slaw,chicken,chopped cilantro and spring onion,cilantro cream sauce.
    9. Squeeze lime juice and serve.

    NOTES:

    Make the tortillas warm when you are about to assemble the chicken tacos.
    To make tortilla warm you use microwave or oven or to get the nice charred flavor to final taco direct hold the tortilla with a pair of tongs on the burner and flip it once.Make sure you do not burn or make the tortilla hard.
    Using flour or corn tortilla is your personal choice and as per availability.I would say this recipe tastes better with both type of tortilla.
    To shred the chicken either you can boil the chicken at home and shred with a pair of forks or use blender or use hand / stand mixer to shred the chicken.
    You can use rotisserie chicken to be shredded for using in the recipe.
    You can prep ahead of time to make these taco,like make the salsa,slaw,cilantro cream and also the chicken and keep aside and finally when you are ready to serve assemble it all together.
    You can do a lot of variations by adding beans to the taco(like pinto,black beans),also add choice of veggies such as zucchini,bell peppers,sweet potato,broccoli plus you can add some grated cheese,rice,corn too.
    You can serve these tacos with mexican rice,cilantro lime rice,cornbread and also with some salad and also with some Cajun Butter Grilled Corn or Authentic Elote.
    Calories
    314.67
    Fat (grams)
    16.47
    Sat. Fat (grams)
    4.67
    Carbs (grams)
    31.00
    Fiber (grams)
    2.59
    Net carbs
    28.41
    Sugar (grams)
    3.44
    Protein (grams)
    11.61
    Sodium (milligrams)
    499.44
    Cholesterol (grams)
    45.68

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