We have recently added a new staple to our dinner repertoire. It's one of those recipes that is so easy it's silly and so good that the whole family loves it! I will warn you that it does have a bit of a kick but I think you can control that by the type of salsa that you use and how much of the chiptole peppers you put in. The recipe is from Everyday Food by Martha Stewart and it literally takes 5 minutes to throw together (but several hours to cook). I've only used the oven method.
Chili Chicken Tacos
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 cup prepared tomato salsa
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo
1 tablespoon chili powder
coarse salt and ground pepper
cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream for serving
In a slow cooker combine chicken, garlic, salsa, chiles, chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover; cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
Transfer chicken to a serving bowl, and shred, using two forks.
Oven Method: Combine all ingredients in a dutch oven with a tight fitting lid. Add 2 cups of water and cover. Cook at 350 degrees for 2 hours.
P.S. Mine don't look as good as the above picture.
P.S.S. I have gotten Everyday Food since it was introduced. Therefore, I have about 60 of the tiny magazines. This means that not only are they really beginning to take up too much space, but it can take forever to browse for a recipe. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do with them or how to organize them?