Chicken Soft Taco
Chicken Soft Taco

Chicken Taco Recipe

June 28, 2012

Inspired by a simple and useful trick to shred chicken, this chicken taco recipe turned out to be one of the best new recipes that I've made in a long time. My favorite Mexican food is from a small, family owned joint just up the street. They use soft corn tortillas, moist shredded chicken, and a soft white shredded mystery cheese. Starting with the fresh salsa, homemade chips and a margarita or two to kick things off probably influences my opinion.  But with or without the margaritas, this chicken recipe is pretty darn good.


3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup chicken broth

3 tsp. chili powder

2 1/2 tsp. paprika

1 1/4 tsp. cumin

1 1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Dash cayenne pepper


Sour cream

Soft corn tortillas


shredded cheese

diced tomatoes


1Grill the chicken breasts per usual directions.

2While the chicken is cooking, mix in a bowl the chicken broth, the chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.  Whisk until thoroughly mixed.

3Steve came across this really cool trick to shred chicken and posted it to Pinterest.  I figured I give it a try.  Using a stand mixer, follow these directions for shredding:

4Add the liquid to the shredded chicken until it is moist (not sopping).  The amount required will vary based on how closely you watched the chicken on the grill.  Too long = dry = add more liquid.

5Warm the tortillas in a frying pan.

6Assemble the taco with chicken, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, guac, sour cream, a squeeze of lime, some salsa and whatever taco ingredients float your taco boat.


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