These bold and smoky tacos provide the perfect route to reinventing some leftover chicken. Serve them up with a crisp green salad for a light and refreshing weeknight supper.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 small chipotle chile, canned in adobo
3/4 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
1 tablespoon adobo sauce
2 cups shredded chicken breast
1 cup shredded dark meat chicken
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup cilantro
1 ripe peeled avocado, sliced
1 ounce queso fresco, crumbled
4 lime wedges
Est. added sugars 0g
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Add oregano, cumin, and chipotle chile; cook 1 minute. Add tomato, stock, and adobo; bring to a simmer. Cook 7 minutes. Place tomato mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Cover opening with a kitchen towel (to avoid splatters); blend until smooth. Return sauce to pan over low heat. Add chicken and salt; cook 1 minute. Divide mixture among tortillas. Top evenly with sour cream, cilantro, avocado, and cheese. Serve with lime.
This taco recipe works so well for me for two reasons. The first is convenience. I often cook chicken breasts two at a time; one for a particular recipe and one left over for something else. Plus, I usually have most of the other ingredients on hand. The second reason they work is much more important: THE TASTE!! These tacos have a complex and lip-smacking flavor. They're savory, tangy, and fresh. You must make them immediately!!!
I agree with the previous reviewer. This was fabulous. And, it was especially fabulous because it was so delicious without a lot of work. I like that it's a taco and yet it's not your usual taco. I only had 2 cups of shredded chicken on hand so I substituted 1 cup of black beans for 1 cup of the shredded chicken. I'll happily make this recipe again!
This was fabulous! I could only eat one myself. Husband loved it as well. Everything is pretty straight forward on this so I have no suggestions or tips to share. I did make a Mexican rice along side this. I will definitely make this again. You would never know this is a "light" recipe by tasting it.
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