Mexican lager makes boneless chicken thighs tender (and adds tons of flavor!) in this one-pot dinner recipe. Top with crumbled queso fresco, sliced radishes, shredded cabbage, onion, hot sauce, and cilantro for the ultimate taco night.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

25 mins
35 mins
1 hr
4 cups shredded chicken


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 4- to 5-qt. Dutch oven toast cumin seeds over medium heat about 3 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from pot and set aside to cool.

  • Add the onion, poblano chile pepper, and oil to the pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in the next four ingredients (through taco seasoning). Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is very tender. Using two forks, shred chicken into large pieces in pot. Simmer, uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid is slightly reduced. Remove from heat. Squeeze the juice from one of limes into the pot.

  • For the guacamole, remove 1 tsp. zest and the juice from the remaining lime. Lightly crush the toasted cumin seeds. In a medium bowl combine the avocados, cilantro, the lime juice and zest, and the cumin seeds. Mash as desired using a fork. Season to taste with salt.

  • To serve, using a slotted spoon, spoon the chicken mixture into tortillas. Top with guacamole and other desired toppings.

Poblano Pepper Tip

Chiles, such as jalapeño or poblano peppers, contain capsaicin, which gives them their spicy heat and will cause a long-lasting burning tingle on your skin. To avoid this, wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with chiles. If they touch your hands, wash with soapy water

Nutrition Facts

473 calories; fat 22g; cholesterol 71mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 44g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 7g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 6g; protein 22g; vitamin a 239IU; vitamin c 51.5mg; thiamin 0.5mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 8.2mg; vitamin b6 0.6mg; folate 119.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 682mg; potassium 651mg; calcium 124mg; iron 4.2mg.