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    Easy Chicken Taco Meat

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    35 mins

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    CarrolJ's Note:

    This is a simple recipe which can be increased or decreased as desired for the needed quantity. The amount of heat (spicy flavor) depends on the category of heat in the salsa that you use. This meat is great in all kinds of Mexican dishes.

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    • 1 cup cooked chicken
    • 1/2 cup salsa (your favorite brand, I use Jazz22's Wonderful Salsa Wonderful Salsa which I can every year)
    • 1/4 cup water


    1. 1
      Put together in a saucepan or skillet.
    2. 2
      Simmer until all liquids are absorbed and meat has become shredded.
    3. 3
      Stir regularly.
    4. 4

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 16, 2014


      I have been making this chicken for years now. I usually shredded a Costco rotisserie chicken and add a small can of Hernandez salsa. It is so good! The next day it is even better.

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    • on January 14, 2014


      Easy, yes indeed. Had leftover thighs and legs from a rotisserie chicken and was looking for a recipe to use them up! I used a medium salsa and still thought it was a bit bland when cooked, so I would add a tsp of taco seasoning next time. Thanks for posting this recipe! UPDATE: We had some leftovers so I used it for taco salads, serving the meat atop a bed of lettuce, corn, and black olives, topped with a little more salsa and sour cream. The taco meat worked well for this purpose!

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    • on August 27, 2013


      What an awesome idea to use up leftovers. I often have leftover chicken meat and almost always an open jar of salsa that needs to be used up. Thank you so much for sharing this tasty recipe with us. Thank you.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Chicken Taco Meat

    Serving Size: 1 (109 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 89.5
    Calories from Fat 28
    Total Fat 3.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 35.0 mg
    Sodium 294.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 12.3 g

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