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Chipotle gives this chicken taco recipe a little kick.

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
4 tbsp + 2 tbsp Smart Balance® Butter & Canola and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blend, divided
1 medium yellow onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 7-ounce can chipotle salsa or 2 chipotles in adobo, pureed with the tomato paste below
1 6-oz can tomato paste
1 cup low sodium chicken broth

12 large corn tortillas or 24 small corn tortillas

For garnishing and serving: Fresh Salsa or Pico de Gallo, black beans, Cotija Cheese, Fresh Chopped Cilantro or Scallions, Guacamole or Sliced Avocado

Recipe Steps

In a large saucepan (with a lid) melt the 4 tbsp of Smart Balance® Butter & Canola and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blend over medium heat.

In a food processor, chop the onion and garlic until very finely chopped, almost a puree.

Add to the saucepan with a large pinch of fine sea salt and cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until the onion is very tender and translucent.

Add the chipotle salsa or pureed chipotles in adobo to the saucepan along with the chicken broth and simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat while browning the chicken.

Heat a large cast iron grill pan or large pan over medium-high heat.

Rub the remaining 2 tbsp of Smart Balance® Butter & Canola and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blend into both sides of the chicken thighs then sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.

Cook the chicken thighs about 4 minutes on each side in the pan until browned but not cooked through.

Add the browned chicken thighs to the tomato mixture in the saucepan, covering them completely with the sauce. Place the lid on the saucepan and simmer the chicken in the sauce for 35 minutes over low heat, or until the chicken shreds easily with a fork.

Use two forks to completely shred the chicken in the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes more.

Serve the shredded chicken while warm on warmed corn tortillas with the garnishes of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

Makes 12 servings.

[Smart Balance addition] – Smart Balance estimates the following nutritional content for this user-created recipe:
Calories 199
Protein 13g
Carbohydrates 16g
Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3g
Mono Fat 3g
Poly Fat 1g
Trans Fatty Acid 0g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 416mg
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 4g