Spicy Shredded Chicken Tortilla Wraps with Tomatillo Sauce

Ingredients

Tomatillo Sauce (see recipe)
1 small onion, roughly chopped, plus 1 medium onion, diced
2 large whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 scallions, root ends removed, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
2 serrano chiles or 1 large jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
2 14-1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes, drained
8 10-inch flour tortillas (try a flavor, such as sun-dried tomato)

Instructions

Prepare Tomatillo Sauce; set aside.

In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a gentle simmer. Add small chopped onion, chicken breasts, and salt (with additional water to cover if necessary), skimming off any foam that rises during the first minute. Reduce heat to medium. Add herbs, partially cover saucepan, and simmer 15 minutes, or until chicken is tender. Remove from heat; allow chicken to cool in its broth. When the chicken is cool, shred with a fork and set aside. Reserve ⅔ cup of the broth.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat, then add diced onions, garlic, scallions, and chiles and saute, stirring frequently, until the onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add tomatoes, and cook, stirring frequently, 4 minutes. Slowly add reserved broth to tomato mixture, stirring constantly; then allow mixture to simmer until liquid is almost evaporated. Remove tomato mixture from heat. Add chicken; mix thoroughly. Season to taste. To serve, place flour tortillas in a zip-top plastic bag and microwave on high 1 minute. Place platters of tortillas, shredded chicken, and sauce on the table. Let diners top the chicken with Tomatillo Sauce, then assemble the wraps themselves.

Tomatillo Sauce

Yield: 

8 wraps

Course

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