Home » Entrees »Recipes »Vol.5 No.2, 2011 Recipe for Success » Currently Reading:

Mexican Chicken

November 21, 2011 Entrees, Recipes, Vol.5 No.2, 2011 Recipe for Success No Comments

– from the kitchen of Kevin Shalinske, professor food science and human nutrition

Ingredients:

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

14-28 ounces chicken broth or stock

Taco seasoning packet

1, 8-ounce can tomato sauce

4-5 bay leaves

Tabasco sauce or red pepper to taste

Directions: Place chicken breasts in a large skillet.  Add chicken broth to cover bottom half of the chicken.  Sprinkle top of chicken with one third to one half a package of taco seasoning.  Turn on high to get the broth almost boiling, then turn down to simmer stirring occasionally.  Cover and let it simmer at least an hour – the longer the better.  Do not let stock go dry – add more as needed.  Shred chicken in the pan with the stock (I think it is easiest using two wooden spoons).  After chicken is shredded, add tomato sauce, the rest of the taco seasoning and the bay leaves.  Turn up the heat to heat through, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer.  Simmer about an hour or so stirring occasionally to move the bay leaves around.  Remove bay leaves before serving. Use as a filling for tacos, burritos, egg omelet, pizza topping, etc.

Back to story: http://stories.cals.iastate.edu/2011/11/you-are-what-you-eat/

Comment on this Article:

STORIES

FROM THE DEAN – Fall 2013

4 Dec 2013

3174

125 Breakthroughs Most people know me as the dean of an Iowa State college that has roots going back 155 years. Some may know less about the other title I hold, linked to an agricultural research program that has served Iowa for 125 years. I am director of the Iowa …

FOREWORD – Fall 2013

4 Dec 2013

3177

Listen. Research. Educate. Repeat. The cyclical nature of our land-grant institution became very apparent as I was editing stories for this issue. The Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station is the program that has allowed this research cycle to continue successfully for 125 years. Advances in plant breeding developing …