3-Step Shredded Chicken Verde Tacos

5 from 8 votes
By Rachael DeVaux


Shredded Chicken

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 large organic chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 jar salsa verde, (or any salsa works!)
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • ground pepper
  • red chili flakes


  • tortillas, (I use Siete tortillas)
  • 2 cups mixed greens or spinach
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup thinly sliced sweet potato
  • 1/2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 3 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds


Shredded Chicken

  • Heat 1 tbsp avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil in pot, then add both the chicken breasts to sear both sides on medium heat, 2-3 minutes. Pour in jar of salsa verde over the chicken, cover and let boil for 12-15 minutes. Remove chicken once tender and shred on a cutting board with 2 forks or in a bowl using a hand mixer.
  • Add chicken back to pot, along with cilantro, ground pepper and red chili flakes. Toss with tongs until fully combined.


  • Heat oil in skillet until hot but not smoking. Add sweet potato and cook about 5-10 minutes, or until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Build your tacos! Heat tortillas over an open flame (keep flipping until starting to bubble/brown), or in a skillet on medium heat. Layer tortilla with mixed greens, shredded chicken verde, bell pepper, sweet potato, avocado, roasted pumpkin seeds and cilantro. Enjoy! 🙂

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  1. 5 stars
    I wish I could give more than 5 stars! This was SO GOOD!!! My boyfriend said these were the best tacos he’s ever had, & I think it’s one of the best meals we’ve ever made.
    We can’t wait to make this again!

  2. 5 stars
    Made these today for my family and they were a hit! Will definitley be making these again, love your recipes, xoxo

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight and it was phenomenal!! I love how easy and quick the chicken is and that Trader Joe’s salsa is awesome! Will definitely be making this again soon 😊

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made this a couple times now and it’s hands down my favorite! Soo flavorful and juicy!!! Perfect paired with some cabbage slaw and a cilantro lime yogurt sauce 😉 I love it for tacos, salads, and quesadillas!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this recipe and is soooooo good! Love the simplicity and the flavor of the Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde. I modified the topping of the tacos to my liking. This recipe is a must!!!