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Chicken For The Week

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by mastover, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    Here is a simple chicken recipe you can make in advance for the ensuing work week.

    Mexican Style Shredded Chicken (very popular here in da bronx) Here is a special twist to this recipe...

    1.5 lbs of chicken breasts
    4 cups water
    1/3 tsp pepper
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp garlic
    1 tsp onion
    2 tsp chili powder
    1/2 tsp oregano
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp paprika


    1. Throw all the ingredients in a big saucepan and boil on high for 10 minutes.

    2. Reduce heat to medium, cover with a lid slightly open and simmer for 30-35 minutes

    3. Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a bowl,leaving sauce in pan. It will be super tender at this point, so take a fork and slide it down the chicken, stab it, mash it until you have a ton of shredded chicken.

    4. Pour 3/4 cup salsa into the chicken and use your hands to coat it. (The salsa is optional)

    I love this recipe because not only does it taste great, but you can fit 1 1/2-2lbs of chicken into one container and then separate as necessary for the following days meals. Add sweet potato, or red potato, string beans, and you have a perfect meal at work for the entire week.
     
  2. jsalazar

    jsalazar Active Member

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    i must try this :)
     
  3. Enochian

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    I eat a whole chicken for just ONE of my 6 meals per day, so that wouldn't last very long.
     
  4. Mauidude

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    Great idea Aram! Being a daily chicken breast eater for the three years, I'm looking for some ways to bring some moisture to the party. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Seltzer

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    I'm going to be making this tonight. I've made similar dishes before so I'm sure it's going to go over well, but had you not posted I wouldn't have thought to go this route tonight. Thanks.
     
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    Making this right now. Literally as I type this it's simmering. Looking forward to tasting it! Keep the recipes coming mastover! I love trying new things! Thank you!
     
  7. Haguey

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    I made this last night, and it was absolutely divine! Definitely highly recommended. I put in slightly more onion and slightly less chili powder to suit my tastes, but the chicken was amazing, and the broth it made was unbelievable! :eat:
     
  8. Seltzer

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    Aram I made this Tuesday night and as I suspected it was a hit. I cooked up a double batch so I was able to have some yesterday mixed with black beans. There's still some left and I doubt it's going to make it until tomorrow. :lol:
     
  9. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you guys enjoyed it! I made it last week and had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. :o

    For lunch I made a hero with a multi grain club roll. Tasted just like a pulled chicken Po' Boy! :eat:


    Maybe i should buy me some more chicken today... :confused:
     
  10. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    I am so going to try this over the weekend....

    My only modification: going to do it in a crock pot.

    I find the crock pot makes things a little more idiot-proof...harder to scorch/overcook things....which I have definitely done with chicken before...:rolleyes:
     
  11. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    This crock pot sounds like something I should definitely look into, LOL.
     
  12. tensdanny

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    I've had 8 servings of this now (Tuesday - Friday, breakfast and lunch at work, 6 oz).

    It's delicious. I made ~4 lbs of bone in chicken with this method. After boiling, I shredded it with forks, and then I mixed a ton of very spicy salsa!

    It's really good. This is going to be a staple meal for me the next few weeks as it's ridiculously inexpensive (bone in chicken breasts are very cheap in WI - 1.29 per pound typically), healthy, and awesome.
     
  13. digitalnebula

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    I managed to screw this up somehow....after a couple hours in the crock pot, my chicken was pretty tough....

    So I shredded the chicken and put it back in the crock pot and I am going to give it another few hours....hope it tenderizes a bunch....:scared:....or I just ruined 2lbs of chicken breast.

    I made a chicken soft taco out of some of it and it tasted awesome....but it was just chewy.
     
  14. Seltzer

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    Michael, you didn't cook the chicken long enough. On the low setting the breasts will need at least six hours in the crock pot before they're nice and tender and can be shredded.

    Earlier, I finished the last of the batch I made earlier in the week. I used them in omelets for my and wifey's lunch this afternoon.
     
  15. digitalnebula

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    Thanks for the tip....I'll try that next time....
    I put the shredded chicken back in the crock pot while we went to the club but it was only another 3 hours or so....so I now have a tupperware full of my leathery abomination that I will power through over the next couple days....it still tastes awesome...its just a jaw workout...lol
     
  16. Seltzer

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    Combined with your doings at the club now you can say that you truly had a full body workout. :D
     
  17. tensdanny

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    Just bathed 6 oz in 5 packets of TBell fire sauce. This tastes incredible. Nom Nom Nom!
     
  18. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    I was voraciously hungry this morning. I have to admit... After yesterdays workout I went to Mt. Olympus Diner in Scarsdale, NY and had the following... A 3 egg spinach/feta omelette, home fries, a side of turkey bacon, a huge side of corned beef hash, 4 slices whole wheat toast with grape jam, a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and 2 pats of whole butter and 1 tbls. maple syrup, and when the waitress asked what I would like to drink, I asked for a tall glass of ice water... telling her that I was on a strict diet. :blank:

    Daym...was this good. Food porn at it's best. :nod:
     
  19. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow morning I am cooking this recipe as originally stated and bringing the finished product to my mom's house and her cronies. :tucool:

    This should be quite a hit with these women. They love how I cook.

    And they love me, too. :)
     
  20. Seltzer

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    Nice breakfast this morning. :)

    I made about 3.5 pounds yesterday; some went into last night's quesadillas for dinner and some went into my belly for lunch today. I still have a bunch left that I'll probably freeze and bring out in a couple of weeks as the protein for another dinner. Easy peasy.
     

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