Sarah's Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Filling

Sarah's Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Filling

These shredded chicken tacos are quick to make — no slow cooker needed. I came up with this recipe when I was craving tacos but didn't want ground beef. Serve this warm chicken filling in a taco shell, covered with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, or other favorite toppings.
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  1. Step 1

    Place chicken breasts in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then simmer until no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Transfer chicken breasts to a bowl. Allow to cool, then shred with 2 forks.
  3. Step 3

    Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken, tomato sauce, cumin, and chili powder.
  4. Step 4

    Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is hot and flavors have blended, about 3 minutes.