Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chicken Tacos

As promised...or threatened...here is the end of the roasted chicken turned to tacos! Everyone has a favorite way to make tacos and the truth is: anything goes well into a taco!

Chicken, cabbage, onion, garlic, tomatoes, jalapeños,corn, sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, and corn tortillas.

Corn, jalapeños, and tomatoes were from the garden last summer. I wish there was a fresh bunch of cilantro to go with these vegetables, but the green onions will give a a garden fresh flavor too.

Onion, garlic, jalapeño without the seeds, and butter were combined first, then the chicken was added. Next, tomatoes and the water they were packed in were put into the pan and set to simmer.

Finally, corn and green onions were stirred into the filling mixture. This pan was set aside to rest.

Then the corn tortillas were fried in canola oil. It doesn't take much oil. I started with about 2 tablespoons and added 1 more tablespoon after frying 9 tortillas. These were drained on a paper towel and folded in half while still warm.

The fun of stuffing the tacos was next. Meat, cheese, cabbage, green onion, repeat! We had a few extra sides like avocado, sour cream, more jalapenos, more cabbage and hot sauce.

Of course, there were leftovers, so the roasted chicken will live on for at least one more dinner! How do you make your tacos?

1 comment:

  1. Looks great. Will hacve to give them a go. I've never tried chicken tacos, tend to stick with beef or have enchiladas instead.