Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Serves 4
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Chipotle Chicken Tacos
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Shredded chicken cooked in a spicy chipotle tomato sauce and used for some traditional tacos!



3 pounds chicken thighs or breasts, or some of both
4 cloves garlic
2 stalks celery
1/2 onion
Small handful of peppercorns
2 dried chile peppers
Handful of cilantro
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1/2 Cup stock from cooking chicken or water
2-4 whole chipotle peppers, with seeds
2 Tablespoons Adobo sauce, from Chipotles
3 cloves garlic
1 Tablespoon fresh oregano
1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 Cup cilantro
1 lime, juice only


Small Flour Tortillas
Radishes, diced
Red onion, sliced


1) Add chicken ingredients to a large skillet with high walls or just a pot.  Add enough water to just cover the chicken and bring to a simmer.  Simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked, about 20-30 minutes.

2) Remove chicken and let cool for a few minutes.  Strain stock and save for later!  Once chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin and excess fat and shred.

3) For sauce, combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until combined.

4) Add sauce to a large skillet and bring to a simmer.  Simmer for a few minutes until it starts to thicken.

5) Add chicken to sauce and continue to simmer until sauce is really thick and sticking to chicken well.

6) Serve tacos with a variety of toppings including red onion, radishes, limes, and cilantro.