This simple Stovetop Shredded Taco Filling is the key to make quick and healthy tacos, burrito bowls, lettuce wraps, and more.
I almost always make my shredded chicken for tacos in the slow cooker but this past weekend I was doing some meal prep on Sunday night and suddenly decided I really wanted shredded chicken instead of the grilled chicken I had planned on. Since it was already late and I didn't have time for the slow cooker, I made this simple stovetop version instead.
The key to keeping the chicken nice and tender is to start the chicken in cold water or broth instead of adding it to already boiled water. Then once it is boiled, just let it simmer covered for 8-10 minutes and you have perfectly moist chicken. You can add any spices you like to the broth to kick up the flavor. I like a simple blend of garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Store bought taco seasoning would also work great. Then use the chicken for tacos, burrito bowls, salads, or quesadillas.
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You can also use taco seasoning instead of the spices.
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