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Recipe: Transforming Leftover Shredded Chicken into Mouthwatering Tacos

Leftover Makeover Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe

Are you tired of eating the same leftover chicken dishes? Do you want to transform those boring leftovers into something delicious and exciting? Look no further! In this article, we will share with you a unique and mouthwatering recipe for leftover makeover shredded chicken tacos. This recipe will not only revolutionize your leftovers but also provide you with a simple and flavorful meal that your whole family will love. Let’s dive into the world of delicious shredded chicken tacos!


To get started, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of leftover shredded chicken
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth
  • 10 small corn tortillas
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, sour cream, and salsa

Step 1: Sauté the Onion and Garlic

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and sauté for about 3-4 minutes until they become fragrant and slightly golden.

Step 2: Add the Shredded Chicken

Add the leftover shredded chicken to the skillet and mix well with the onion and garlic. Let it cook for a few minutes until the chicken is heated through.

Step 3: Season the Chicken

Sprinkle the cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper over the chicken mixture. Stir everything together until the chicken is coated with the spices. Let it cook for another 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Step 4: Add the Chicken Broth

Pour the chicken broth into the skillet, stirring well to combine. This will add moisture to the chicken and keep it tender and juicy. Allow it to simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the liquid has reduced and the chicken is well-coated with the flavorful broth.

Step 5: Warm the Tortillas

While the chicken is simmering, warm the corn tortillas in a separate skillet or on an open flame. This step will make the tortillas pliable and enhance their taste.

Step 6: Assemble and Serve

Now it’s time to assemble your tacos! Take a warm tortilla and spoon some of the flavorful shredded chicken onto it. Add your desired toppings, such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, sour cream, and salsa. Wrap it all up and enjoy the explosion of flavors in every bite!


Leftovers don’t have to be boring! With this leftover makeover shredded chicken tacos recipe, you can transform your leftover chicken into a delightful meal that will leave your taste buds craving for more. The combination of tender and juicy shredded chicken with the perfect blend of spices and toppings will make this dish a family favorite. So, the next time you have some leftover chicken sitting in your fridge, try making these delicious shredded chicken tacos and watch everyone devour them with joy!


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