Your Cooking Assistant Find a recipe by the avaliable engredients
Set the ingredients

Shredded Chicken Taco Meat


200 min

Shredded Chicken Taco Meat

Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Photo 1


200 min


5 persons




0.00 rating-star (0)

Author: Monica Feluchi

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)

Metric Conversion

Stages of cooking

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

    Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Photo 2
  2. Pour pineapple juice. 

    Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Photo 3
  3. Add tomato paste.

    Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Photo 4
  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.

    Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Photo 5
  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.

    Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Photo 6
  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!

    Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Photo 7

History of the Shredded Chicken Taco Meat

Tacos have a long, multicultural history, with the roots of their popularity tracing back to indigenous Mexican cuisine. The first tacos were created by the indigenous people of Mexico as they were trying to invent dishes with the limited ingredients they had at the time. The modern-day tacos, however, are a result of years of borrowing, trading, and modifying these dishes.

One of the more recent adaptations of the taco filling is shredded chicken taco meat. With its mild flavor and tender texture, shredded chicken has become a popular choice for taco fillings worldwide, particularly among those who prefer a healthier option to pork-based tacos.

Tips and Tricks for Shredded Chicken Taco Meat Recipe

Making shredded chicken taco meat is simple, but there are tips and tricks that can help you achieve a more flavorful result.

Firstly, when it comes to seasoning the chicken, be generous with the spices, including chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, cinnamon, and clove. This will ensure that the chicken is well-seasoned and full of flavor.

Secondly, adding pineapple juice and tomato paste can help to tenderize the chicken and give it a mild sweetness that balances the spice of the rub. If you prefer a more tangy flavor, consider substituting the pineapple juice with lime juice.

Lastly, cooking the chicken in a slow cooker on a low regime will ensure that the meat is tender and moist, and able to absorb all the flavors in the pot.

Tips for presenting the dish

Presentation is crucial when it comes to serving tacos. Here are a few tips to help you present your shredded chicken taco meat dish:

  • Soften the corn tortillas to make them more pliable and easier to fold.
  • Garnish with a variety of toppings such as shredded cabbage, sliced radish, chopped avocado, and cilantro.
  • Offer extra lime wedges and hot sauce on the side for people to personalize their tacos.
  • Serve on a plate or in a taco holder to prevent the filling from spilling out.

How did you like this article?

You may also like