Pulled Chicken Thigh Tacos with Avocado

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Pulled Chicken Thigh Tacos with Avocado

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Pulled Chicken Thigh Tacos with Avocado


  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Sea salt
  • Four 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Sour cream, for serving


  1. In a medium cast-iron casserole, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chicken and cook over high heat until nicely browned, 2 minutes per side. Add the chile powder, cumin and 1 cup of water; season with salt and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat until the chicken pulls apart easily with a fork, about 1 hour. Transfer to a cutting board or bowl and shred, then return it to the cooking liquid.
  2. On a microwave-safe plate, microwave the tortillas at high power for 30 seconds, until soft and pliable. Transfer the chicken to the tortillas and top with the avocado and cilantro leaves. Serve immediately; pass sour cream at the table.
  3. MAKE AHEAD The pulled chicken can be refrigerated for up to 3 days; reheat gently.

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In this chicken taco recipe, shredded grilled chicken is seasoned and topped with fresh avocado and garnished with cilantro for an easy, nutritious meal. The pulled chicken for these tacos can easily be made ahead and used later in the week. Get the recipe over on the Food & Wine website here.


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