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Easy 30 Minute Chicken Birria Taco


Easy 30 Minute Chicken Birria Taco

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Recipe by Fatima Maniya Soorty Course: Main courseCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Intermediate


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Mexican stewed meat stuffed inside fried tortillas.


  • 1 lb minced chicken

  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper powder (optional)

  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 jar Frontera guajillo pepper adobo sauce (substitute with any adobo sauce)

  • 1 cup cheddar jack cheese (May substitute)

  • 4 tbsp oil

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 10 corn tortillas

  • Toppings
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely diced

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • Sour cream

  • Salsa of choice (optional)

  • Queso fresco cheese (optional)

  • Shredded lettuce (optional)

  • Limes quartered


  • In a skillet heat 2 tbsp oil, add the minced chicken.
  • To this add the add 2 tbsp taco seasoning, worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Mix well and brown the meat.
  • Once the chicken starts to release the water, add half a jar of frontera guajillo sauce and mix well.
  • Once the chicken is cooked thru and turns a deep red color, remove the chicken in a bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add the remaining sauce and add 1/2 cup of water. Season with 1 tsp cayenne pepper if you like a little kick (optional). Once the sauce is heated thru, turn off the heat.
  • Reserve half of the sauce for dipping the tacos in a bowl and keep the other half in the skillet for dipping the tortillas for frying.
  • Add 2 tsp finely diced red onion and 2 tsp chopped cilantro in the reserved dipping sauce for tacos.
  • Heat a skillet and add 1/2 tsp oil, then dip 2 tortillas at a time in the sauce and place it on the skillet. Make two tacos at a time for easy handling!
  • Flip the tortillas 1 time and add 2 tbsp cheddar jack cheese, 2 tbsp of chicken and sprinkle with some red onion before folding it in half.
  • Remove from the heat, garnish with sour cream, choice of salsa and whatever other toppings of choice. Dip the tacos in the sauce and eat fresh.
  • Enjoy!

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