Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I made this during a rare AZ cold snap. Warms you right up! The original recipe (published in the AZ Republic) calls for 6-7 chicken thighs. I don't like dark meat, so I made it with breasts. It's even better the second day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pot with 4 quarts of water, add chicken, onion and garlic. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken and shred. Return to pot with all other ingredients. (Reserve some cilantro to use as garnish before serving). Add salt & pepper to taste. Simmer for another 1-2 hours.