Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken

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A great deal of individuals ask me where I discovered to prepare. Food blog sites produce these kinds of Q’s, ya understand?

I never ever truly have a great response to that concerns since it’s not like I matured around premium food with the exception of mother’s fantastic reuben casserole (this is not a joke it was my preferred and most asked for birthday meal ever). I have actually never ever been to cooking school, and I did not invest the majority of my youth with my granny in the cooking area discovering to make numerous genuine Norwegian dishes.

I think my genuine response for where I discovered to prepare is my tastebuds and the web. Boring-est story ever.

Spicy sauce in a pan.

What I want individuals would ask me rather is where I discovered to enjoy food. That’s where the stories are since I discovered to enjoy food from a lot of various individuals and locations in my life.

Like from my household, since we would constantly, constantly take a seat to consume supper together (thank you mother ❤). Taking pleasure in meals together with individuals, no television, no couch-eating, no mobile phone (I’m pretending like mobile phone were developed throughout my youth simply choose it) this mindset of providing meals and meal-sharing individuals our undistracted attention is something that belongs of my food being.

And after that I found out more food love from viewing and drooling as my grandmas spread out the lefse with butter and brown sugar in the cooking area at Christmastime and after that rolled each piece up into those neat little heaven-logs. Gim me gim me.

Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken on a white plate.

Then I went to college, where Food = Baked Doritos, popcorn, and M&M s. However thankfully, 2 remarkable food things occurred to me in college.

1) I invested a term in Spain, where I consumed tasty Spanish home-cooked dishes from my thoughtful host mom who was a food fan extraordinaire. That, in addition to some journeys around Europe, was a truly extraordinary season of consuming. Swiss chocolate truffles and cheese fondue, we come from each other.

2) I coped with the very best food lover roomie who, clearly, is still my finest food lover buddy! Or simply buddy who is likewise a food lover. Or simply whatever. Ang and I co-developed our enduring love of all food with lots of a late-night run for chips and salsa, an awkward variety of journeys to the one and just Olive Garden, numerous pans of cookie brownies, and food developments like velvety fettuccine with corn. I owe a huge piece of my food heart to her.

Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken on a white plate.

To connect everything together, today’s Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken is an Ang-inspired dish. I initially fell for it at when she made it for a group of our buddies and after that, like any excellent food blog writer, type of took the concept (um, wait, yellow mustard in chicken? however yes in fact) and developed my own variation. And excellent news up in your home today:

Spicy Shredded Chipotle Chicken IS DELICIOUS IN ANYTHING. Tacos. Nachos. Salads. Quesadillas. Enchiladas. Tamale Pies. and mooore.

There is a lot adaptability with this spicy tasty meat that it may simply end up being a meal-time staple. We had a little container in the refrigerator this recently and every day was a brand-new lunch (salads, tacos, nachos) depending upon what we remained in the state of mind for. Which, for me, was all the Mexican food ever made in the history of the world.

And now lastly here we are at completion of my long post/ start of your fantastic Mexican food developments. Let the great times roll.

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Spicy Shredded Chipotle Chicken

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This Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken is ideal for tacos, nachos, quesadillas, salads, and more! Spicy, saucy, and delish.



  1. Mince the chipotle peppers and garlic cloves. Heat the oil in a big pot over medium heat. Include the garlic and chipotle; saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously to avoid burning. Odors will be delicious.
  2. Include the orange juice, chicken broth, beer, and cilantro and turn the heat to high to give a boil. Include the raw chicken breasts; cover and lower heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or till the chicken breasts are prepared through. Eliminate the chicken breasts from the pot and put on a cutting board for a couple of minutes to cool. Shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  3. On the other hand, keep the sauce left in the pan over low heat. Blend in the mustard and prepare the sauce till it lowers by about half and you get all that mmm mmm excellent taste in a thicker, more focused sauce. Include the shredded chicken back to the pot with the sauce and toss to integrate. Leading with extra fresh cilantro.


This chicken works fantastic for tacos, salads, Mexican rice and bean bowls, casseroles, nachos, quesadillas, therefore far more. I generally include black beans and often corn or prepared farro

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