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  1. 5 lbs 2270g / 80oz Young chicken - quartered Plus the giblets except the liver

  2. 2 Garlic - peeled and minced

  3. 1 teaspoon 5ml Oregano - crumbled

  4. 1 teaspoon 5ml Salt

  5. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Freshly ground black pepper

  6. 2 Bay leaves

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  1. Recipe Instructions In a wide 5 quart pan, arrange the chicken quarters in a single layer. Add cold water to cover by one inch (about 2 1/2 quarts) and set over medium heat. Stir in the giblets, garlic, oregano, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Partially cover the pan and lower the heat. Simmer the chicken, turning it once at the halfway point, until the meat is tender and falling from the bone, about 25 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, set on a rack, and let the chicken cool to room temperature, uncovered, in the poaching liquid. Drain the chicken and strain and degrease the broth, reserving it for another use. Skin the chicken, remove and shred the meat. Cover and refrigerate. The chicken can be cooked up to 1 day ahead. NOTES : Here is a method for cooking and shredding chicken to be used in taco's, quesadillas, flautas, burritos, and so on. Be certain to save the broth (there will be about 2 quarts) for use in soups. Though the meat will not be as moist (and there won't be a bonus of broth), if time is tight you might want to substitute an already roasted chicken from the supermarket. Just discard the skin, pull the meat from the bones, and shred it.


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