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5 from 2 votes

Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken {Verde!}

Author: Gaby Dalkin

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup Green Enchilada Sauce or Tomatillo Salsa

Instructions

  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Place a large skillet with olive oil over high heat and let the oil heat for a moment. Using a pair of tongs, add the chicken to the skillet and sear the chicken on both sides for 3 minutes each so that each side is golden brown.
  • Add the Mild Green Chile Enchilada Sauce to the skillet and cover the skillet with a tight fitting lid. Reduce the heat to medium and let the chicken cook for 25-30 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, using a pair of tongs, flip the chicken over to the over side and continue to cook for another 10 minutes. Turn the heat off and using 2 forks, shred the chicken and then use as needed.

For an Instant Pot

  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Turn an instant pot onto the saute setting. Add the olive oil and let the oil heat for a moment. Using a pair of tongs, add the chicken to the instant pot and sear the chicken on both sides for 3 minutes each so that each side is golden brown. Add the sauce or salsa on top, close the lid and make sure it's sealed, and set the instant pot to poultry. Let the chicken cook and remove once the instant pot is done. Shred with 2 forks and serve as needed.