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Shredded Spicy Mexican Chicken in a dutch oven
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5 from 2 votes

Spicy Mexican Chicken

This Spicy Mexican Chicken makes a delicious base for tacos, quesadillas, burritos and much more!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 smashed garlic cloves
  • ¾ cup yellow onion vertically sliced
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Cook the chicken. Place chicken through sea salt in a medium dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover and lower heat to simmer. Cook 20 minutes, until chicken is tender. Remove from pan and let cool slightly. Discard remaining broth etc from boiling.
  • Shred and season the chicken. Use two forks to shred the chicken and return to pan. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and keep warm if using immediately or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for later use.