Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

Though the amount of chicken skin may seem like a lot, it renders out most of its fat so that you only end up with 2.3 ounces after cooking. Use the cilantro stems for the sauce; the leaves will go in the rice. You'll use the parsley stems and carrot trimmings in the stock for Dinner 3 and the broccoli florets in Dinner 5.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Place chicken skin flat on a jelly-roll pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes, making sure skin gets brown and thoroughly crisp but not burned. Drain on paper towels. Chop skin into small pieces; toss with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

Combine 2/3 cup vinegar, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add carrots and broccoli. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain.

Step 4

Combine cilantro, parsley, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and garlic in a mini food processor; process until finely chopped. Add remain­ing 1/3 cup vinegar and oil; pulse until well combined. Combine 1/2 cup sauce and beef in a large zip-top plastic bag; turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, turning once.

Step 5

Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak from pan; let stand for 5 minutes. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 6

Heat tortillas according to directions. Divide steak, vegetables, and remaining 1/3 cup sauce among tacos. Sprinkle each taco with about 2 teaspoons chicken skin; serve with lime wedges.

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