Recipe: smoky pulled chicken

chicken in frying pan and cutting board full of fresh veggies

This is one of my go-to recipes when I can’t think of what to make for guests. Or when I have shredded chicken in the freezer from when I needed the bones for broth.

I usually make the recipe from a whole chicken, but I’m sure chicken breasts would work just as well.

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • pinch of red pepper or cayenne
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon or lime, juiced

Mix ingredients and stir with:

  • 1 lb. chicken, cooked and shredded

Allow to marinate several hours. Sear in a frying pan before serving. Great for chicken tacos or as a salad topper.

plate of tacos and veggies

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