Chicken MachacaSubmitted by: JILLYBEAN25
IntroductionMexican burrito filling of ultimate deliciousness! Mexican burrito filling of ultimate deliciousness!
1 whole chicken (fryer or roaster) [approx. 4lbs before removing skin and bones]
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup canola oil
1 15oz can tomato sauce (+1 can of water)
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 7.75oz can El Pato Salsa de Chile Fresco
1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp. kosher salt
1-2 dried bay leaves (whole)
Its easier to shred the meat by hand.
Don't forget to remove the bay leaves! Those are not edible!
Pair with some low-fat cheese and a whole wheat tortilla for a healthy main dish.
Likewise, you could make the whole dish in the slow cooker. Get boneless, skinless chicken and add all the ingredients into the cooker set on low for 8 hours, omitting the canola oil and water. It may be a little more watery than its supposed to be, so you may have to transfer to the stove to reduce the sauce.
Serving Size: Makes 20 3/4-cup servings