Mexican Shredded Chicken

This chicken has the best flavor! Even my very picky son gobbled it up!


  • 1 1b Boneless skinless chicken thighs (I found these at Costco, very handy!)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 to 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • a little water if needed
Heat the oil in a large skillet, add your minced garlic. Add your chicken, spices, and broth. If necessary, add a little water until chicken is covered. Bring to a boil. Cover. Turn off heat and let pan sit on burner for 30-45 minutes until no longer pink. I know this seems weird, but you are poaching the chicken. (Do not lift lid for at least 30 minutes!) Remove chicken from pan, shred with two forks.

Now, in the picture I served the chicken with Mexican rice, but it is also excellent with white or brown rice cooked in the leftover broth. (Be sure to strain it first.)

Top with sour cream and hot sauce. This makes your home smell wonderful and it's so tender and flavorful. You and your family are sure to love it!!




mysteryhistorymom said...

I am going to make this tomorrow night! It sounds amazing! Thanks so much, Sweetie! Lori

Barb said...

Hi. Went looking for your Mom's blog, but it did not come up.
Would you mind giving me the address?

Barbara Jean

jenjen said...

Hi there! YUM - that dish looks so wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

I hope things are going well with you!


PS - I have a sneaking suspicion that you are a little bit gourmet!

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Terri said...

This sounds yummy and easy... I so enjoy your recipes... thanks for sharing!

momstheword said...

I'm pretty sure my husband would love this. I really should just go get a manicure, but I think I'll let my nails recover after Sunday. The right hand looks really ugly and don't want them wondering what I was up to, lol!

Anonymous said...

Oh my Gosh....
Hope you're having a great week. :)

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Molly said...

That looks really yummy too! You are practically planning next week's menu for me. :)

Kathy B! said...

I do something similar except use beer instead of broth. All the alcholo is cooked out by the time it's finished, but it has a yummy flavor :) Try it!!

Janna Bee said...

Just stopping by and I noticed that we have the same dishes!

This looks yummy.

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