What can I do with shredded salsa chicken?
But I would especially recommend using it in:
- tacos (these Mexican chicken tacos below are topped with Pico de Gallo, so easy!)
- burritos (or burrito bowls)
Can you overcook pulled chicken?
Yes, it is possible! If the meat is cooked too long it could end up dry and not juicy and tender. The recommended times in my recipe are ideal for juicy results, but if you use less chicken than the recipe calls for I would recommend checking it sooner.
How do you keep pulled chicken from drying out?
The finer the shreds, the less succulent the chicken will be, and the more quickly it will dry out. Refrigerate shredded chicken in an airtight container with a half-cup of the poaching liquid (if available) to keep it moist and juicy for up to three days.
Is shredded chicken good for weight loss?
Shredded chicken is a rich source of protein that can be used as a diet-friendly alternative to pulled pork, as it is low in fat and has a similar consistency. Although shredded chicken is leaner than other meat sources, it is not fat-free and does contain carbohydrates, so it may not be suitable for all diets.
How do I shred a chicken breast?
With two forks: take your warm, cooked chicken breast and place it on a sturdy cutting board. Place two forks at the center of the breast and pull the chicken apart into pieces. Continue with step 2 and shred the chicken into smaller and smaller pieces until you have the desired sized shreds.
How long do you boil chicken breast before shredding?
How to boil chicken breasts to shred
- Prep Time 5 minutes.
- Cook Time 15 minutes.
- Total Time 20 minutes.
What goes with barbecue pulled chicken?
What To Serve With BBQ Chicken
- Corn Pudding.
- Mac & Cheese.
- Baked Beans.
- Collard Greens.
- Fruit Salad.
How do you cook chicken and salsa in a sauce?
Cook chicken breasts in hot oil until browned, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Pour salsa and chicken broth over chicken, bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn chicken over, stir salsa mixture, and continue to simmer until chicken is tender and sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes more.
How do you know when chicken is done with salsa?
Turn chicken over, stir salsa mixture, and continue to simmer until chicken is tender and sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
What ingredients do you need to make pulled chicken?
You only need five ingredients (chicken breast halves, bottled barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce) and a slow cooker to make this top-rated pulled chicken recipe, which has more than 5,000 rave reviews. Use your trusty Instant Pot to make this shortcut pulled chicken.
Can you cook pulled chicken in a slow cooker?
Tender, juicy, and flavorful pulled chicken is perfect for BBQ plates, sandwiches, wraps, and so much more. Restaurant-worthy pulled chicken is easier to make at home than you think — prepare it on the grill, in the oven, or with your countertop slow cooker or Instant Pot.