Apr 9, 2024, 12:46 PM IST

Quick Chicken Birria Tacos Recipe

Kelly Robinson

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1. Prepare the Chicken 

Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. If the thighs are large, you can cut them into smaller pieces for quicker cooking. 

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2. Sear the Chicken 

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a bit of oil to the skillet and sear the chicken thighs until browned on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside 

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3. Saute Aromatics 

In the same skillet, add chopped onion and minced garlic. Saute until they become soft and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. 

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4. Add Spices 

Stir in tomato paste, ground cumin, dried oregano, and smoked paprika. Cook for another minute to toast the spices and enhance their flavors. 

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5. Combine Ingredients 

Return the seared chicken thighs back to the skillet. Pour in chicken broth until the chicken is almost covered. Bring the mixture to a simmer. 

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6. Simmer 

Reduce the heat to low and let the chicken simmer in the broth and spices for about 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender. You can cover the skillet partially with a lid. 

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7. Shred the Chicken 

Once the chicken is cooked, use two forks to shred it directly in the skillet. It should easily fall apart. 

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8. Assemble Tacos 

Warm the corn tortillas. Fill each tortilla with the shredded chicken birria mixture. Add any desired toppings such as chopped onion, cilantro, diced avocado, shredded cheese, and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Chicken Birria Tacos! 

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