Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken

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Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken


Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 3 individual chipotle peppers in adobo sauce + 1 teaspoon of their sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (store bought is fine – I just use my own so there’s no added sugar)
  • 1½ cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup light beer (or replace with ½ cup broth)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
 
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mince the chipotle peppers and garlic cloves. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and chipotle; saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Smells will be yummy.
  2. Add the orange juice, chicken broth, beer, and cilantro and turn the heat to high to bring to a boil. Add the raw chicken breasts; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken breasts are cooked through. Remove the chicken breasts from the pot and place on a cutting board for a few minutes to cool. Shred the chicken with two forks.
  3. Meanwhile, keep the sauce left in the pan over low heat. Whisk in the mustard and cook the sauce until it reduces by about half and you get all that mmm mmm good flavor in a thicker, more concentrated sauce. Add the shredded chicken back to the pot with the sauce and toss to combine. Top with additional fresh cilantro.

 

I’d love to hear your comments!!

-April

 


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Author: April Murray

Hi, I’m April! Welcome to The Thin Kitchen, a blog that delivers engaging, colorful content aimed at both weight loss and providing healthy recipes and dietitian tips! I’m a Registered Dietitian, food lover and health enthusiast. I grew up in Orange County and currently live in Newport Beach with my miniature Australian Shepard named Lucy. The information and tips that I’ll provide you are a direct reflection of what’s in my kitchen, and of how I live my own life. I hope that my recipes and posts inspire you to continue on a path toward your healthiest, fittest, happiest you. xoxo April (and Lucy)

15 thoughts on “Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken

  1. Looks like a stunning bowl of food April. I particularly like how you’ve got yellow mustard in it, which I bet just gives it that little bit of heat. Yum!!

  2. Looks delicious! 😊❤️

  3. My husband would love this! Any ideas of what to pair it with?

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  5. This looks amazing! Have you ever tried this in a slow cooker? I look forward to following your blog :)

  6. Gorgeous photos. Chicken isn’t so easy to photography but you make it look delicious.

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  8. Looks so delicious April! Can’t wait to try it!

  9. I had a can of chipotle peppers, so I made this sauce to just put over some chicken breast. Yum!

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