recipe

Take taco night up a notch with saucy, flavorful shredded chicken—just add your favorite toppings.

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the stovetop
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Advanced
time
  • 45 minutes
yield
  • Serves 4

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Prepare Ingredients

2 tablespoons
vegetable oil
4
garlic cloves, peeled and minced
½ teaspoon
chili powder
¼ teaspoon
salt
½ cup
orange juice
1 tablespoon
Worcestershire sauce
2
(8-­ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
¼ cup
chopped fresh cilantro
8
(6-­inch) flour or corn tortillas

Gather Cooking Equipment

12-­inch skillet with lid
Wooden spoon
Tongs
Oven mitts
Instant-­read thermometer
Large plate
2
forks
Microwave-­safe plate
Dish towel
1
 
2 tablespoons
vegetable oil
4
garlic cloves, peeled and minced
½ teaspoon
chili powder
¼ teaspoon
salt
½ cup
orange juice
1 tablespoon
Worcestershire sauce

In 12-­inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat for 1 minute (oil should be hot but not smoking). Use wooden spoon to stir in garlic, chili powder, and salt and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in orange juice and Worcestershire sauce.

 
2
 
2
(8-­ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise

Use tongs to carefully place chicken in skillet. Bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat to medium-­low, cover, and simmer for 4 minutes.

 
3
 

Use oven mitts to remove lid. Use clean tongs to flip chicken pieces over. Cover and simmer until chicken registers 165 degrees on instant-­read thermometer, 4 to 6 minutes. Use clean tongs to transfer chicken to large plate.

 
4
 

Cook liquid left in skillet until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn off heat and slide skillet to cool burner.

 
5
 

Use 2 forks to shred chicken into bite-­size pieces. Return shredded chicken to skillet and stir to coat with sauce.

Using two forks makes quick work of shredding the chicken.

 
6
 
¼ cup
chopped fresh cilantro

Heat chicken over medium heat until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in cilantro. Cover to keep warm.

 
7
 
8
(6-­inch) flour or corn tortillas

Stack tortillas on microwave-­safe plate and cover with damp dish towel. Heat in microwave until warm, about 1 minute. Serve chicken in warmed tortillas with your favorite toppings.