3cupsshredded cooked chickenwhite or dark meat, or a combination
In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, pureed chipotles, thyme, salt and pepper.
Stir in the celery, onions, pepper and chicken until the chicken salad is well combined. Serve chilled.
To make pureed chipotles in adobo sauce just transfer a can to a food processor and bend until combined.
To Poach Chicken Breasts
If you want to use low-sodium chicken broth instead of water you will end up with a rich stock that can be used in soups and other recipes, and the chicken will have even more flavor. Pick seasonings to cook the chicken that will complement the finished dish.
Place 4 boneless chicken breasts in a pot large enough so that they at least close to being in a single layer. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the top. You can add in seasonings: ideas are a bay leaf, sliced onions, fresh herbs, halved lemons or limes, a few splashes of white wine.
Cover the chicken with cold water. Bring the water to a boil. You'll probably see some white scummy foam collecting on the surface as the water comes to a boil — if you'll be using the poaching liquid for a soup or other recipe, you can skim this off; otherwise, it's fine to leave it.
Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
Remove the chicken from the liquid and wait at least a few minutes before slicing, dicing or shredding.