Ancho Chicken Soft Tacos
Ancho Chicken Soft Tacos
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  • 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken or meat from Citrus Roasted Chicken
  • 3 dried ancho chili peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil  (EVOO)
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 soft flour tortillas

Place the ancho chili peppers and chicken stock into a small pot over medium-high heat. Bring up to a bubble and simmer until the peppers are very tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Reserve.

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with two turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Add the red onion and garlic to the pan and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

While the veggies are cooking, remove the skin and meat from the chicken and shred the meat.

Add the sherry or sherry vinegar to the pan and cook for a minute to burn off the alcohol. Add the oregano, cumin, coriander, shredded chicken and ancho puree to the skillet and cook (add a splash of chicken stock if the mixture is too thick) until heated through, 3-4 minutes.

Portion the meat mixture into tortillas and serve.

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