Before leaving for a big trip I always do a big cook day. I go to the market, load up on everything I think Thomas might need while I’m gone and then go to work in the kitchen. More times than not, his meals consist of different grains, faro, quinoa, couscous, and a few kinds of protein that he can then mix and match throughout the week. Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken was 100% on the menu for this week!
I’m sure Thomas could have managed on his own, but my greatest fear is that he’ll live entirely off of nachos. And not that nachos are the worst thing in the world, but Thomas makes the BEST nachos, and the idea of him making an extraordinary batch without me is so totally unacceptable. So babe, hold off on any Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken Nachos until I’m home. kthanksbye.
Before I flew off to Africa, I made this Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken that I literally wanted to eat by myself the night before I left. I could even handle how delicious it was. Plus it was beyond easy.
Typically I’ll make my Mexican Shredded Chicken in a slow cooker, but my slow cooker was being used for some BBQ chicken so I had to improvise with my heavy bottom Le Crueset Skillet. Turns out, it only takes a fraction of the time and you can use it with in just about anything.
If I’m home, I’ll mix this into some cooked quinoa and top it with some guacamole. Or I’ll fold it into some cheese and make chicken enchiladas. It would be equally as delicious toss with some pasta and veggies. Or even thrown onto a pizza. Basically any way you mix it, it’s going to work. That’s what’s so wonderful about something like this. In less than 30 minutes you’re going to have a wonderfully tasty protein that you can use for just about anything!
And feel free to use different kinds of salsas as the recipe below calls for 2 of my favorites! You can mix and match them up and your chicken will just take on the flavor of whatever type of salsa you choose! Had I been feeling particularly daring, I would have gone for a spicy hot salsa to give this even more of a kick!