Simple Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos 015Its not very often I make tacos but when I do I really enjoy them.  There are many times I like to make just simple meals.  Ones that take only a few minutes to make and are quick and easy to assemble.  This dish is just that, even more so if you do some prep work ahead of time.The Mayor is not fussy about Mexican food.  Probably because a lot of it is hot (spicy), but believe it or not he really liked this one.  That being said,  I did eliminate the hot stuff from his chicken mixture.  So that explains it.  Making these for a crowd would be great because there aren’t very many ingredients.  Just one thing though, you will need a lot of napkins.  They are messy to eat but anything that is really good usually is.  Just wear a bib.  I like to tuck one end of a dishtowel in the neck of my shirt.  If there is any spillage then it lands on the dishtowel.  How can one be so careful yet slop their food on their clothes.  Oh well, not to worry, they can always be washed.  I encourage you to try these.  I know you will like them.

Chicken Tacos 003Chop a couple of tomatoes, two cups or more of lettuce and half of a red onion.

Chicken Tacos 004If you have someone who doesn’t like hot things, then into 2 pans add some olive oil and heat.

Chicken Tacos 007Divide the 4 cubed chicken breasts which have been seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, salt to taste and 1/4 cup chopped parsley which has been left in the fridge for at least 2 hours.  Divide the chicken into the two pans and fry until the meat is cooked and no longer pink inside.

Chicken Tacos 006Into one pan add 1/2 can of enchilada sauce and mix well.  Cook until the sauce and chicken is well coated and the sauce is heated throughout.

Chicken Tacos 009Next take you tortilla, I used a whole wheat with flax seeds but any one would do and add as much meat as you like.

Chicken Tacos 010In another pan with heated oil, fold and place your tortilla into the oil and fry.

Chicken Tacos 011When one side is golden turn it over and fry the other side.  Oh my gosh this smells so good.

Chicken Tacos 013Now here’s a little trick I learned.  When removing the taco from the oil place it into a bunch of paper towels….Chicken Tacos 014Folding the paper towels to cover the taco and shake it a few times to remove the oil.  This will also help the taco retain some of its crispness.  Unwrap and leave the tacos on a plate and finish frying the remaining tacos.

Chicken Tacos 016Then start to assemble.  First I like to add a couple of tablespoons of sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, hot sauce and cheddar cheese.

Chicken Tacos 015Your done.  All you have to do now is eat all of this.  Trust me, they are really good.

ENJOY!

RECIPE

6-7 Medium Tacos

4 Cubed Boneless Chicken Breasts

1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Cumin

1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne

1/4 Cup Chopped Parsley (Opt.)

Salt And Pepper To Taste

1/2 Can Enchilada Sauce

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Hot Sauce

Sour Cream

 

PREPARATION

Cube chicken breasts and mix in cumin, cayenne, garlic powder and salt and pepper.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

This step can be done in one pan if everyone likes hot sauce.  Divide chicken into two and fry in two separate pans that have a glug of olive oil in each pan.  When the chicken is no longer pink add the enchilada sauce into one of the pans.  Stir until the chicken is well coated.  Set both pans aside.

Into anther pan heat about 2 inches of olive oil.

Take a tortilla and place some of the chicken into it.  Fold it in half and with tongs place the tortilla into the heated olive oil.  Fry on both sides until golden.  Remove from the oil and place the taco into paper towels and shake.  This will remove a lot of the oil.  Place onto a plate with the tacos standing and repeat these steps for the remaining tortillas.

To assemble, place sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, hot sauce and shredded cheddar cheese into the taco and your ready to eat.  These are great to serve to guests prepared to the point of frying the tacos until they are golden.  Then place onto a serving plate and serve with all the chopped veggies in other serving dishes and let your guests assemble the tacos themselves.  Great fun!  I really hope you try these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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