Kathryn - posted on 02/11/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I make this about once a week. It's good and so easy:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I usually put them in the freezer the morning of, I find they're easier to cut when they are mostly frozen)
1 jar salsa verde with tomatillos, we use mild for little taste buds
-Slice chicken into smallish strips and brown in a large skillet with a lid over medium heat.
-Once it is mostly cooked through, pour about half of the salsa (enough to cover the chicken) and bring to a boil.
-Reduce the heat to a simmer (I had to turn mine all the way to low to keep the chicken from burning on the bottom of the pan, depends on your stove) and cover.
-Cook for 1 hour stirring occasionally and adding salsa until the whole jar is used.
-Shred chicken with your fingers or a fork. It should basically fall apart by itself.
We make burritos or enchiladas with the chicken, and for the three of us there is always plenty left over. My mom makes home made tamales, which are delicious but much more time consuming.