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My Chicken Birria Tacos are inspired by traditional Mexican recipes for birria de pollo, and are a total game-changer! A homemade sauce using classic ingredients makes these chicken quesabirria tacos the best you will ever try.

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Birria is one of my favorite dishes to make for my family. I usually prepare it as beef birria, but gave chicken birria a try recently, and it was such a hit I knew I had a winner on my hands.

Chicken birria tacos are an amazing way to enjoy the flavors of birria in the form of tasty pan-fried tacos. The powerful flavors of homemade birria sauce really shine through – all the better when you dip the tacos in the sauce!

I promise, you are going to love every bite of these quesabirria tacos. They are a total game-changer for taco night, but they’re also amazing for special occasions. It is guaranteed to be as popular as this chicken chili recipe.

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FAQs about Chicken Birria Tacos

What exactly is birria?

Birria is a traditional Mexican stew or soup made using chili peppers, goat meat, and seasonings such as cumin, garlic, thyme, and bay leaves. These days, however, you will find more versions of birria, including beef birria and, of course, chicken birria. The seasonings and preparation are similar to traditional birria.

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What is the taste of birria tacos?

The flavor of birria can be described as savory, smoky, somewhat sweet, and slightly spicy. Whether you prepare it with chicken or beef will change the flavor, but the adobo complements both meats well and breaks them down so they are fall-apart tender.

How do you eat birria tacos?

After cooking birria, remove the meat from the broth and shred it. Then, add it to corn tortillas with Mexican melting cheese such as Oaxaca cheese, along with onion and cilantro. Fry the birria tacos in a pan using a little bit of oil so they are crispy and the cheese is melted. Dip tacos in leftover birria sauce served on the side.

Do you eat the birria sauce?

Birria sauce is best enjoyed as a stew, soup, or on the side of birria tacos as a dipping sauce. You can also pair it with rice and beans with tortillas on the side, as a quesadilla, or with tamales.

Chicken Birria Tacos Ingredients

How to make chicken birria

  • Bone-in chicken thighs
  • Neutral, high-heat cooking oil, such as grapeseed oil
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Guajillo chiles
  • Chiles de arbol
  • Bay leaves
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt
  • Chicken broth

How to make quesabirria tacos

  • Corn tortillas
  • Melting cheese, such as Oaxaca or Monterey Jack
  • Onion
  • Cilantro
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How to Make Chicken Birria Tacos

  1. Heat a large dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add oil. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and place in the pot. Add 2 of the onion quarters. Cook until chicken begins to brown, about 5 minutes on each side, then remove pot from heat and set aside.
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  2. Prepare the chiles for the sauce: Remove the seeds and stems from the dried chiles. Place chiles in a pot along with the remaining half onion, tomatoes, and one bay leaf. Cover with about 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a couple minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
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  3. Prepare the sauce: Using a slotted spoon, move the chiles, tomatoes, and onion to a blender. Add the garlic, oregano, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, and salt to the blender. Add one cup of the water from the pot, strained with a sieve, to the blender. Top off with 1 cup of chicken stock. Whirl until well blended. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
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  4. Place the pot with the chicken back on the burner on medium heat. Pour sauce over the chicken. Toss in the remaining bay leaf. When the sauce begins to bubble, turn heat down to low and simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. (Internal temperature should be 165°F). Turn off heat. Remove then discard the bay leaf.
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  5. Take out the chicken from the pot and allow to cool for a few minutes. Remove the bones and skin, and shred the meat. Return chicken to pot and stir to coat.
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  6. Make the tacos: Bring a skillet to medium heat and add about a teaspoon of cooking oil. Dip a tortilla in the birria sauce then place in the skillet. Cook 30 seconds then flip. Add some shredded chicken, cheese, diced onion, and pinch of cilantro to one side of tortilla.
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  7. Fold in half and cook 30 seconds on each side, until cheese is melted and tortilla begins to crisp up. Remove from skillet and keep warm. Repeat for each taco.
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  8. Serve tacos warm with a side of birria sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
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Recipe Tips

  • The chicken birria sauce can be prepared ahead of time if preferred. By storing it in the refrigerator to use later, the fat will rise to the top, making it even easier to use the fat to fry the tortillas!
  • You can use flour tortillas if you prefer, but smaller tortillas work best and corn tortillas fry very nicely.
  • To make the sauce thicker, cook it with additional tomatoes and slightly reduce the water used.
  • Use a cast iron or non-stick skillet when frying the quesabirria tacos so you can use less oil and they won’t stick to the pan.
  • You can use a different type of meat if you like. Try beef, pork, or the traditional goat.
  • Chicken breasts can be used to make this dish. However, bone-in chicken thighs will add additional flavor to the broth when cooking.
  • If you can’t find guajillo chiles, other mild dried red chiles work just as well. Try Hatch peppers, California peppers, or Anaheim peppers.

How to Store

Store leftover birria sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

How to Freeze

You can freeze leftover birria sauce by adding it to a freezer-safe airtight container, labeled with the freezing date, for up to 4 months. I recommend freezing the chicken separately; it will also last 3-4 months.

When ready to enjoy, allow both the sauce and chicken to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat gently on the stove until heated through.

What to Serve with Chicken Birria Tacos

  • Elote Recipe – made by grilling corn on the cob
  • Fluffy rice – see How to Cook Rice Perfectly or Instant Pot White Rice
  • Mexican Street Corn Casserole
  • Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
  • Street Corn Dip

Best Mexican Recipes

  • Mexican Lasagna
  • Mexican Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Steak Quesadillas
  • Chilaquiles

Try more of my favorite Sunday dinner ideas!

For more chicken recipes and inspiration on how to cook chicken perfectly, follow my Chicken Temperature Chart!

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Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 2 hrs

Taco assembly 35 mins

Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins

Equipment

  • 1 Non-stick pan or cast iron skillet

  • 1 large dutch oven or pot

  • 1 Slotted spoon

  • 1 Knife

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  • 1 Cutting board

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon neutral high-heat cooking oil (like grapeseed oil)
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 2 roma tomatoes quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed
  • 3 dried guajillo chiles
  • 2 dried chiles de arbol or more if you like spicy
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth

For the tacos:

  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded mexican melting cheese like Oaxaca, or monterey jack; I used pepper jack
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Heat a large dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add oil. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper to taste, and place in the pot. Add 2 of the onion quarters. Cook until chicken begins to brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Then remove pot from heat and set aside.

    2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, 1 tablespoon neutral, 1 medium onion

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  • Prepare the chiles for the sauce: Remove the seeds and stems from the dried chiles. Place chiles in a pot along with the remaining half onion, tomatoes, and one bay leaf. Cover with about 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a couple minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

    1 medium onion, 2 roma tomatoes, 3 dried guajillo chiles, 2 dried chiles de arbol, 2 bay leaves

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  • Prepare the sauce: Using a slotted spoon, move the chiles, tomatoes, and onion to a blender. Add the garlic, oregano, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, and salt to the blender. Add one cup of the water from the pot, strained with a sieve, to the blender. Top off with 1 cup of chicken broth. Whirl until well blended. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

    4 cloves garlic, 2 teaspoons oregano, 1 teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup chicken broth

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  • Place the pot with the chicken back on the burner on medium heat. Pour sauce over the chicken. Toss in the remaining bay leaf. When the sauce begins to bubble, turn heat down to low and simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. (Internal temperature should be 165°F). Turn off heat. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

    2 bay leaves

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  • Remove chicken from the pot and allow to cool for a few minutes. Remove the bones and skin, and shred the meat. Return chicken to pot and stir to coat.

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  • Make the tacos: Bring a skillet to medium heat and add about a teaspoon of cooking oil. Dip a tortilla in the birria sauce then place in the skillet. Cook 30 seconds then flip. Add some shredded chicken, cheese, diced onion, and pinch of cilantro to one side of tortilla.

    16 corn tortillas, 1 cup shredded mexican melting cheese, ½ cup chopped cilantro, ½ cup finely diced onion

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  • Fold in half and cook 30 seconds on each side, until cheese is melted and tortilla begins to crisp up. Remove from skillet and keep warm. Repeat for each taco.

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  • Serve tacos warm with a side of birria sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • The chicken birria sauce can be prepared ahead of time if preferred. By storing it in the refrigerator to use later, the fat will rise to the top, making it even easier to use the fat to fry the tortillas!
  • You can use flour tortillas if you prefer, but smaller tortillas work best and corn tortillas fry very nicely.
  • To make the sauce thicker, cook it with additional tomatoes and slightly reduce the water used.
  • Use a cast iron or non-stick skillet when frying the quesabirria tacos so you can use less oil and they won’t stick to the pan.
  • You can use a different type of meat if you like. Try beef, pork, or the traditional goat.
  • Chicken breasts can be used to make this dish. However, bone-in chicken thighs will add additional flavor to the broth when cooking.
  • If you can’t find guajillo chiles, other mild dried red chiles work just as well. Try Hatch peppers, California peppers, or Anaheim peppers

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 299mgPotassium: 227mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 441IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 1mg

Keyword birria de pollo, birria tacos, chicken birria tacos, quesabirria tacos, tacos de birria

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FAQs

What are tacos of birria made of? ›

Birria Tacos (or Quesatacos) are made with tender beef, a rich adobo sauce, gooey cheese, and earthy corn tortillas! Once pan-fried to cheesy crisp perfection, these tacos are repeatedly dipped into broth for a flavorful, texturally exciting experience!

What does birria mean in tacos? ›

Birria is a wonderful traditional Mexican dish, originally made with goat meat, but also made with beef, veal, lamb or pork. It can be served as a stew or as a taco filling. In gastronomic terms, the word birria means: “Exquisite savory dish, full of culture and tradition.”

What is the birria sauce made of? ›

What is Birria sauce made of? Birria sauce is a delicious sauce that is made with dried chilis, annatto paste, onion, Roma tomatoes, and spices. This red sauce is then added to the remaining beef cooking liquid to form a delicious dipping sauce for the tacos.

Is birria tacos always beef? ›

Traditional birria tacos (tacos de birria) are made with braised goat or lamb meat, but it can also be made with beef. The meat is slow cooked in a richly seasoned broth until it is fall apart tender. At this point the birria can be enjoyed either as a stew or the meat can be removed and shredded for quesa tacos.

Are birria tacos healthy? ›

However, in general, birria tacos are a nutritious and filling meal option. They're typically made with corn tortillas, which are a good source of complex carbohydrates, and filled with shredded beef, beans, and vegetables. This makes them a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals.

What does birria taste like? ›

The classic Birria is a meaty stew that is slow-cooked to perfection and is a combination of spicy, sweet, tangy, smokey and savory flavors.

Why is birria so expensive? ›

While birria tacos are not necessarily more expensive than other types of tacos, they can be more costly due to the time and effort required to make the stewed meat. Birria tacos are typically made to order, so they can also take longer to prepare than other types of tacos.

Are birria tacos greasy? ›

“People in the community like it because it's orange, and red, and greasy, and it looks cool being dipped into the consomme — it's Instagrammable.” Of course, all these Mexican-American birria variations don't sit well with Vasquez's paisanos back in Tijuana.

Do you eat the birria broth? ›

Birria tacos are served with the consommé, or broth from the stew, on the side, topped with onions and cilantro. The tacos are dipped in the consommé, making for a multisensory gastronomic experience that people can't seem to get enough of.

What is birria broth called? ›

Birria consome refers to the sauce birria beef is cooked in. Birria is a slow-cooked Mexican stew, and the consome is the broth itself that serves as a sauce, either with the shredded beef as is, or as a dip for birria tacos using the meat.

What do you do with birria broth? ›

The leftover birria broth, or consomé, from a pot of birria is delicious and versatile, and can be repurposed in the kitchen in a number of ways. Use it like stock, to cook beans, and infuse them with all the flavors of the birria, or stretch it into another meal by dropping in some matzo balls to poach.

What do you eat with birria tacos? ›

Here's the short answer. The best dishes to serve with birria tacos are birria consome, refried beans, Mexican street corn, cilantro-lime rice, creamy Mexican coleslaw, and red pepper taquitos. Try tropical guacamole, mango pico de gallo, or cucumber tomato avocado salad for a more refreshing side.

Is birria just barbacoa? ›

In short, birria is a type of barbacoa, but barbacoa is not birria. Barbacoa is more closely related to barbecue, while birria is braised or steamed. Barbacoa is traditionally slowly steamed in its own juices with a marinade, and most barbacoa is made from beef (although lamb or mutton are also common).

What does birria mean in English? ›

bir·​ria ˈbir-ē-ˌä plural birrias. : a Mexican dish of stewed meat seasoned especially with chili peppers. Customers sometimes drive hours for its … lamb birria.

What is the healthiest taco to eat? ›

Chicken tacos are some of the highest in protein. They're often lower in fat than red meats as well ( 22 , 23 ).

Why do birria tacos have two tortillas? ›

This is usually because guisos have a high amount of oil, which softens and breaks the tortilla. So they put double tortilla to prevent all the contents spilling on your dish. This is something that's good because if you eat fast enough you can make 2 tacos out of 1.

What is the healthiest kind of taco? ›

If you're looking for a healthy taco option, we recommend getting lean chicken tacos or seafood tacos. These protein options have less fat than red meats, but they're packed with protein. Fish and shrimp also have vital nutrients, such as vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids.

Do you eat the birria sauce? ›

It can be eaten alone, in a stew or you can drain the sauce and put it inside a tortilla to make a taco, whatever way you prefer to eat it is valid, but don't forget the spicy sauce! They are prepared with a sauce made of spices such as pepper, garlic, ginger, thyme, oregano, sesame, tomato, cloves and cumin.

Is birria cow blood? ›

Birria (Spanish: [ˈbirja] ( listen)) is a Mexican dish from the state of Jalisco. It is a traditional soup or stew made from a combination of chili pepper-based goat meat adobo, garlic, cumin, bay leaves, and thyme, and cooked at a low heat.

Why are birria tacos so good? ›

If you're looking for the tastiest taco in the Arizona East Valley, then you have to try the birria tacos at Backyard Taco. This savory, sweet, slightly spicy, addictively tender beef that's juicy and cooked until it falls apart is absolutely mouth-watering and is a must-try for any taco fan.

Are birria tacos actually Mexican? ›

Hailing from Jalisco, Mexico, birria is a rich stew that's typically made with either goat or lamb. It's traditionally served in a consomé broth along with a mixture of cilantro and white onion. There are no tacos involved! Birria is truly the best – it's so delicious on a cold day.

What is the taste of birria tacos? ›

Birria is traditionally a spicy and super savory Mexican beef or goat stew that's slow cooked until the meat is tender and fall-apart juicy and delicious. Someone had the amazing idea to stuff this meaty goodness into a taco shell, and then dip the whole thing into the stew and fry it up.

What animal makes birria? ›

Birria is a spicy Mexican meat stew usually made with goat meat or lamb or mutton. It can also be made with beef (carne de res), but never with pork. Birria is a spicy Mexican meat stew usually made with goat meat or lamb or mutton.

Can you overcook birria? ›

Reduce the heat to very low to maintain a bare simmer and cook for about 2 hours (don't worry about overcooking it—the longer you cook it, the better the flavor develops), until the meat is fork-tender and falling apart, gently mixing it every 30 minutes and checking the sauce level.

Are birria tacos bitter? ›

If you've ever had a bowl of birria, you know that the dish can be quite bitter. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to fix bitter birria. First, try adding more sugar or honey to the dish. This will help to offset the bitterness.

Are you supposed to drink the birria soup? ›

Serve with consommé: spoon some of the broth into a small bowl, top this with cilantro and onion and serve alongside the tacos. This is perfect for dipping the tacos in, or simply drink it. It's bone broth, and has a lot of benefits, plus it's absolutely delicious!

Why is birria bitter? ›

The most crucial thing to remember when making the sauce is not to overboil the chilies, which turns them bitter. According to Zepeda, this is the most common mistake people make when preparing birria.

Does birria taste better the next day? ›

Can I Prepare Birria Ahead Of Time? Yes, absolutely! In fact, we think it tastes even better the next day, as it allows the sauce to really mesh together over the course of several hours. However, you can eat it right away also, as the consommé packs enough flavor to be enjoyed right after it cooks.

Why does birria cause diarrhea? ›

There are a few possible explanations for why birria may cause diarrhea. First, the spices in the dish may irritate the digestive system. Second, the stew is often made with fresh, uncooked meat, which can contain harmful bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

What part of birria meat is it? ›

Birria is made with lamb meat or beef. Most often, rib meat is what is used from the lamb, and the shank for beef, but you can use other cuts as well. You start by marinating the meat in a combination of guajillo, ancho, and chipotle peppers.

What meat is similar to birria? ›

It is made with pork and cooked in various ways. The word “carnitas” means “little meats” in Spanish. These three dishes are very similar, but have some differences. Barbacoa can be either shredded or chopped, birria is usually shredded and served with a sauce or broth, and carnitas is usually chopped.

Do you drink the broth in Birria tacos? ›

The answer is yes, you can drink birria consome. Birria is a Mexican dish that is traditionally made with goat meat. The meat is stewed and then shredded. It is often served with a consome, which is a soup made with the broth from the stewed meat.

How do you thicken birria? ›

The best way to thicken a birria sauce is by simmering it on the stove until it reduces and becomes more concentrated. This will take some time, so be patient and keep stirring the sauce occasionally to prevent it from burning. You can also add a little bit of cornstarch or flour to the sauce to help thicken it up.

What is the best cut of meat for birria? ›

It is a popular Mexican recipe from the state of Jalisco, originally made with lamb meat. Beef birria recipes, or birria de res, are common now - I use chuck roast in my Mexican stew. Birria tacos are made of delicious Mexican Stew and Mexican cheese such as oaxaca.

How do you make birria tacos not soggy? ›

The tacos should be dipped in extra vegetable oil if your broth does not have enough fat on the surface to dip them. Because the oil is required for the tacos to continue frying up nicely and crispy, it serves as a protective barrier against soggy shells when dipped in consomé.

What is the difference between birria tacos and Quesabirria? ›

Quesabirria is "a cross between a taco and a quesadilla." It comprises a corn tortilla with either mozzarella or Chihuahua cheese melted with stewed meat. The meat is often beef – commonly brisket – in contrast to birria, which is traditionally made with goat.

What is the difference between birria tacos and regular tacos? ›

Birria tacos are a specific type of taco that originates from the state of Jalisco in Mexico. They're typically made with stewed goat or lamb, but they can also be made with beef or pork. The meat is cooked in a special sauce made with chili peppers, and it's often served with cheese and onions.

What kind of meat is birria at El Pollo Loco? ›

It has the characteristic red color that's all the rage on social media. El Pollo Loco's Mexican Shredded Beef Birria is available as crunchy tacos, a stuffed quesadilla with cheese and avocado, and an overstuffed burrito.

What animal is barbacoa? ›

Barbacoa is typically made out of tougher cuts of meat that require long, slow cooking times. When done traditionally, barbacoa is made with large cuts of meat or whole animals. In the United States, barbacoa is usually associated with beef. However, in Mexico, barbacoa is made from beef, goat, lamb or mutton.

Are all Birria tacos made from goat meat? ›

Birria tacos are traditionally made with goat meat, but they can also be made with beef. The meat is slow-cooked until it is very tender, and then shredded. It is usually served with a spicy sauce, and some chopped onions and cilantro. The best part about burras is how sweet, spicy, and savory they are.

Is birria cow or pig? ›

Birria is a spicy Mexican meat stew usually made with goat meat or lamb or mutton. It can also be made with beef (carne de res), but never with pork. Birria is a spicy Mexican meat stew usually made with goat meat or lamb or mutton. It can also be made with beef (carne de res), but never with pork.

What part of animal is birria meat? ›

What animal is birria made from? What part? Although it is made with goat meat in its most traditional form, birria is also frequently made with lamb, sheep, beef, veal or pork. The meat usually comes from the ribs of the animal, but the shank of the cow is also commonly used.

Are Birria tacos always goat? ›

Although the original recipe is made with goat meat, the evolution of this recipe has given us more options and it is also possible to make it with chicken, pork or beef, and there are even places that prepare the birria with a combination of different cuts and types of meat.

Is eating goat meat healthy? ›

Goat meat is a healthier alternative to other red meats like beef, lamb, and pork. It is naturally lean, very nutritious and has a range of health benefits. The meat has less fat, less saturated fat, more iron, and about the same amount of protein compared to beef, pork, lamb, or chicken.

Are carnitas and birria the same thing? ›

The word “carnitas” means “little meats” in Spanish. These three dishes are very similar, but have some differences. Barbacoa can be either shredded or chopped, birria is usually shredded and served with a sauce or broth, and carnitas is usually chopped.

Is cow meat a chicken? ›

Chicken is classified as poultry and is white meat, while beef is considered to be red meat. Both beef and chicken can be used in many different ways in the kitchen; however, chicken meat is considered to be more versatile.

What do you eat birria with? ›

Here's the short answer. The best dishes to serve with birria tacos are birria consome, refried beans, Mexican street corn, cilantro-lime rice, creamy Mexican coleslaw, and red pepper taquitos. Try tropical guacamole, mango pico de gallo, or cucumber tomato avocado salad for a more refreshing side.

Can you drink birria broth? ›

The answer is yes, you can drink birria consome. Birria is a Mexican dish that is traditionally made with goat meat. The meat is stewed and then shredded. It is often served with a consome, which is a soup made with the broth from the stewed meat.

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