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Spicy Shredded Chicken Recipe

Spicy Shredded Chicken Recipe

I like to serve this chicken with warm tortillas, rice, beans and salsa. For an equally awesome dish, you can easily substitute beef or pork for the chicken. —Heather Walker, Scottsdale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in batches. Transfer to a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Add 1 cup broth to pan. Cook, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.
  • 2. Stir in onions and green pepper; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in seasonings; cook 1-2 minutes. Add tomato and remaining broth; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • 3. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 202 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.