Shredded Chicken Taco Meat

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200 min



5 persons




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What’s your favorite burrito filling? Most people prefer pulled pork or chile verde, but shredded chicken is also a perfect choice for this dish! Try cooking it yourself and watch the result! The filling is easy to cook in a slow cooker, so you won’t have to spend the whole day in the kitchen getting ready for a dinner or supper!q


  • chili powder : 2 Tbsp (for the rub)
  • cumin powder : 2 tsp (for the rub)
  • kosher salt : 1 tsp (for the rub)
  • dried oregano : 1.5 tsp (for the rub)
  • onion : 1 tsp (powder, for the rub)
  • powdered garlic : 1 tsp (for the rub)
  • cinnamon : 0.25 tsp (ground, for the rub)
  • clove : 0.25 tsp (ground, for the rub)
  • cayenne pepper : 0.25 tsp (for the rub, optional, add more or less depending on how much heat you want)
  • boneless skinless chicken thighs : 1 kg (do not remove excess fat)
  • pineapple juice : 0.75 cup
  • tomato paste : 2 Tbsp
  • corn tortillas : 1 pack
  • cabbage : 0.25 piece (finely shredded)
  • radish : 5 piece (sliced)
  • avocado : 1 piece (chopped)
  • cilantro : 1 bunch (small)
  • lime : 2 piece (wedges)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Rub the chicken with the mixture of spices first and put it into the pot of your slow cooker.

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  2. Pour pineapple juice. 

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  3. Add tomato paste.

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  4. Cook the chicken in the slow cooker for about 3 hours on high regime or 6 hours on low regime. This depends upon the amount of time you have at your disposal.

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  5. As soon as the chicken is ready, take it away from the pot of your slow cooker and let it cool down a bit. Use forks to shred the meat, because it may be still hot.

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  6. Take corn tortillas, soften them a bit, sprinkle with lime juice and fill with shredded chicken. It is also recommended to add garnish like shredded cabbage, radish, cilantro or avocado. Bon appétit!

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