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Default Juicy chicken tacos...or enchiladas if you prefer

On 9/9/2015 1:42 PM, sf wrote:
On Wed, 9 Sep 2015 12:34:44 -0600, Shalako wrote:

While poached chicken breast can fill the bill, it's the thigh that
really saves the day in this iteration.

Unlike the author I leave the skin on and enjoy the crispy texture treat
when making these:

Love green sauce with chicken and agree that thigh is terrific. I can
cook breast meat without drying it out, but why bother when thighs
have so much more flavor?

That's just where I'm at too.

In fact when I did poach breasts I always flavored the liquid with red
chile powder as it seems to seep in the meat better than the green chile

I also find a dash of cider vinegar will wake things up.

But like you I've largely become a thigh man, be it tacos, enchiladas or

And there's so much you can do with a proper overnight marinade as well.

One that I tried recently and really liked was the Stubbs brand of Sweet
Black Pepper marinade:

Gluten-Free Ingredients:
Water, Organic Tamari Sauce (Water, Organic Whole Soybeans, Salt), Brown
Sugar, Cane Sugar, Canola Oil, Black Pepper, Red Wine Vinegar, Salt,
Garlic, Natural Smoke Flavor, Contains less than .5% of: Rochester Sauce
(Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Water, Salt, Garlic Powder, Spices,
Tamarind, Natural Flavor), Xanthan Gum. Contains: Soy (Soybeans).

This has a versatile and nicely balanced flavor profile. I like to soak
some thighs overnight in this then hit either the grille pan or red hot
BBQ grill and wow!

This flavor totally works for fajitas.

You can still work with sides of guac and pico de gallo without feeling
like the marinade is fighting them in the slightest.

And the one I'd have expected to find in stores here, alas not

Gluten Free Ingredients
Water, Green Chile, Hatch Green Chile, Pineapple Juice, Salt, Brown
Sugar, Jalapeno Powder, Natural Flavorings, Lime Juice, Vinegar, non-GMO
Corn Starch, Natural Spices, Xanthan Gum.

In fact I'd have to say that for a mass market sauce company the folks
at Stubbs do a really nice job overall.

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On 9/10/2015 6:02 AM, Shalako wrote:
Mmmm hmmm...


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