Unique Chicken Tacos

"A great weekend recipe. But be prepared, they go fast. This is one of those "pantry" dishes. I began making something before I checked my pantry for the ingredients. Hence, "pantry dish". I don't know why, but those are the dishes that seem to be great. This is no exception. It is light but very filling."
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins
10 tacos




  • In a deep skillet fitted with a lid, place chicken breast. Top with both cans of Tomatoes along with the water. Cover and simmer unitl fork tender. Remove chicken from skillet. De-bone and remove skin. Chunk up and return to the skillet to allow the juices to penetrate the meat, approx 30 - 45 minutes on low, or until desired consistency. Meanwhile, heat beans in a seperate pan and cook taco shells according to package directions.
  • To build the taco- divide cheese equally into each taco shell, next layer - beans - chicken and tomatoes next, top with ranch and then lettuce.
  • Enjoy.
  • PS this make plenty of chicken, it freezes great for another round at a later date. I keep it on hand and add it to number of dishes. Watch for more recipes using this chicken.

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  1. I agree with darkhunter-it had to simmer longer to get less soupy. It was an ok quick meal. My family prefers a little more authentic mexican food. Im always happy to try new recipes. It just a taste preference i think. Thanks so much. Made for PAC 2011!
  2. We really liked this dish. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the Rotel Lime and Cilantro at out local market, so had to season myself with those ingredients. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5, was because I had to simmer longer than the time allowed by the recipe in order to get the right consistency for tacos. Thnx for sharing your recipe, TheBlueJeanChef. Made for PAC Spring 2010. You've been adopted! http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=327498&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


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