Mexican Pulled Chicken, is a quick, easy and truly versatile dish. You make it all in one pot, so less mess! It has a tomato based sauce, green chili peppers and Mexican seasonings and it is super easy to make.
The versatility of this dish is what makes it one of my staples when planning a Mexican dinner (which are almost weekly in my house!) This Mexican Pulled Chicken works great in tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, burritos, you name it. Just throw all of the ingredients into one pot, simmer for 30 minutes, and enjoy!
This would make a fun taco topped with Avocado Crema and Black Bean Corn Salsa.
Mexican Pulled ChickenPrint This
- 1 ½ pounds boneless chicken breast
- 1- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 -8 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 - 4.5 ounce can chopped green chiles
- ¼ cup yellow onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
Add all of the ingredients into a heavy weight medium size sauce pan. Begin with the chicken, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, green chiles, onion, garlic, salt, cumin, oregano and cilantro.
Stir to combine well.
Turn on heat to medium until the mixture just starts to boil. Turn the heat down to low, cover the pan and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the chicken from the pan at 20 minutes, testing to make sure it is cooked all the way through. Let it cool slightly and shred the chicken with a fork.
Return the shredded chicken to the pan. Simmer over low heat for an additional 10 minutes.
This chicken is mildly spiced using the green chiles.
This chicken dish was SO delicious and so easy to make. We literally used it in three different dishes throughout the week. I’m excited to see what other Mexican inspired recipes are to come!
I am glad that you liked it! I like how versatile this recipe is as well. Thanks for following.