Mexican Pulled Chicken + A winner!
Sometimes I see a photo for a recipe on Tastespotting or Food Gakwer that looks so delicious I just have to re-create it. I love that with cooking and baking you can take a photo of something gorgeous and recreate it so that you’re eating that same gorgeous thing in less than a few hours. Now if only I could recreate and live out the gorgeous photos in travel and fashion magazines and websites. Katerina’s recipe for Mexican Pulled Chicken over at Daily Unadventures in Cooking. is fabulously delicious but healthy and super easy. My favorite. I made this pulled chicken one day and served it on a whole wheat homemade tortilla from Trader Joe’s with some sour cream, fresh greens, and sliced avocado. Then the next day I used the leftovers for a cheese quesadilla. The chicken keeps well in the fridge in an airtight container.
Taste: I was concerned by the lack of ingredients in this recipe but the chicken ended up being full-flavored. I was pleasantly surprised.
Texture: Surprisingly tender for boneless skinless chicken breast.
Ease: Simple simple simple (Thoreau would have liked this recipe).
Appearance: The chicken might not look amazing on its own but when placed upon a tortilla with fresh veggies it looks very appetizing.
Pros: Simple, cheap, healthy, and the leftovers are versatile.
Cons: Honestly can’t think of one!
Would I make this again? This one is going into my weekly routine.
Now for the part of this post I’ve been waiting for! Announcing the winner of Handle the Heat’s one year blog birthday! The winner of the Escali Digital Scale is…. Stephanie of Ice Cream Before Dinner!!!! Stephanie, who has great taste in music, commented:
its amazing how fast a year goes by, isn’t it? congrats on blogging for a whole year! i’d have to say my fave dessert is BLONDIES. they’re so versatile – you can add so many DIFFERENT things to them, so many different toppings, that they can be completely different each time you make them.
your berry cobbler looks great, i’m preparing to make one of those in a few days!
Congratulations! I love blondies too, I’ll have to post a blondie recipe soon! A lot of you answered that your favorite dessert is something chocolaty which I have to agree, chocolate really is the best. I enjoyed hosting this giveaway and I think I’ll do one again.
Mexican Pulled Chicken Recipe
Yield: 2-4 servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion roughly chopped
1 heaping teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup salsa (homemade is better but jarred is fine for a quick dinner!)
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 lime juiced
In a heavy pot with a lid heat olive oil to medium and add onion, cumin, chili powder and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Cook onion, stirring regularly until it starts to soften. Add chicken, salsa and chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Remove chicken from pot and set aside. While chicken cools bring the sauce to a simmer, uncovered and reduce by half. When the chicken is cool enough shred it with two forks. Stir chicken back into sauce and reduce heat to low. Add lime juice. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
From the Daily Unadventures in Cooking