These were OK. The chicken is not very exciting. They definitely needed some salsa, or at least some cilantro or something for flavor. However, the onions are fantastic! I wasn't sure about them, but after chilling for about an hour, they were wonderful on the taco--a citrusy pickled onion. Would be amazing on fish tacos especially!
Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions
We replaced beef with seasoned chicken for a fresh take on carne asada, a traditional Mexican dish. Pickled onions, diced avocado, and crumbled Cotija cheese make delicious toppings for these homemade tacos.
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- Calories: 413
- Fat: 17.1g
- Saturated fat: 5.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 7.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.7g
- Protein: 33.4g
- Carbohydrate: 33.6g
- Fiber: 4.9g
- Cholesterol: 123mg
- Iron: 3.2mg
- Sodium: 825mg
- Calcium: 237mg
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 medium red onion, thinly vertically sliced
- 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into thin strips
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Cooking spray
- 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- 1 cup diced peeled avocado (about 1 avocado)
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Cotija cheese
- Lime wedges (optional)
- 1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Place onion in a small saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; drain and plunge onion in ice water. Drain onion; add to juice mixture. Chill until ready to serve.
- 2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Sprinkle chicken with oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned and done, stirring occasionally.
- 3. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide chicken evenly among tortillas. Drain onion; divide evenly among tortillas. Top each tortilla with 2 tablespoons avocado and 1 tablespoon cheese; fold over. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
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