Thursday, September 10, 2009

Easy Chicken Tacos

Wow, these tacos were really good! A bonus being they were very easy to make. Now reading through the list of ingredients I had my doubts on how these were going to taste but they were from my favorite cooking magazine so I figured they were worth a try. These were sinfully delicious. I can't wait to make them again. Others in the family had no idea I used some strange ingredients for tacos and they all enjoyed the chicken too. These tacos would be delicious with a homemade guacamole and pico de gallo.

3 tablespoons butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (you can find these in the Mexican Foods aisle at most grocery stores)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
Salt and pepper
12 (6-inch) flour tortillas

Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and chipotle and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the orange juice, Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the chicken and simmer, covered, over medium-low heat for 12-13 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through cooking. When the chicken is done cooking, transfer to a plate and tent with foil.

Increase the heat to medium-high and cook the mixture left in the skillet until the liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Off the heat, whisk in the yellow mustard. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces and return to the skillet. Add the remaining cilantro to the skillet and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm with tortillas topped with lettuce, cheese, tomato, sour cream and avocado.

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1 comment:

  1. Easy Chicken Tacos for National Chicken Month. Now there's a recipe I can bite into! Love the addition of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce.


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