Chicken birria tacos are a popular Mexican dish that consists of tacos filled with tender, flavorful shredded chicken that has been cooked in a savory and spicy broth. The chicken is often served with a variety of toppings, such as diced onions, chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese. The tacos are typically served with a side of broth, which is made from the cooking liquid of the chicken, and can be used to dip the tacos or drizzle over the top to add even more flavor. Chicken birria tacos are a delicious and satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion.
4 lbs chicken thighs
1 onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeds and stem removed
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups chicken broth
1 cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
1 cup diced onions
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup diced tomatoes
Shredded cheese, for serving
Corn or flour tortillas, for serving
In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine the chicken, onion, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, salt, vinegar, chicken broth, cinnamon stick, and bay leaves.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the chicken is tender and cooked through, about 2 hours.
Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it using two forks.
Strain the broth and reserve it for serving.
To assemble the tacos, heat a tortilla in a dry pan or on a griddle.
Place a spoonful of shredded chicken in the center of the tortilla, then top with diced onions, chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese.
Fold the tortilla in half and press gently to seal.
Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
Serve the tacos with a side of the reserved broth for dipping or drizzling. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe for chicken birria tacos!