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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chicken Tacos

This is a great meal we had awhile back. It's another recipe I found in Cook's Country Magazine . We love tacos around here and I was really intrigued by the unusual ingredients--orange juice, chipotle pepper, and worchestershire sauce. It was a big hit with everyone and a great change from the usual tacos we have. The meat was flavorful and really, really moist. This is a quick, healthy, weeknight meal that the whole family will love. If you have leftovers they'd be great in a Mexican flavored soup or as quesadillas or enchiladas.
Easy Chicken Tacos
Cooks Country
Serves 6
*To warm the tortillas, wrap them in foil and heat in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes. Top the tacos with shredded lettuce, grated cheese, diced avocado, tomato, and sour cream. *
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 garlic cloves , minced
2 teaspoons minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
Salt and pepper
12 (6-inch) flour tortillas
1. POACH CHICKEN Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and chipotle and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in orange juice, Worcestershire, and ½ cup cilantro and bring to boil. Add chicken and simmer, covered, over medium-low heat until meat registers 160 degrees, 10 to 15 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through cooking. Transfer to plate and tent with foil.
2. SHRED AND SAUCE Increase heat to medium-high and cook until liquid is reduced to ¼ cup, about 5 minutes. Off heat, whisk in mustard. Using 2 forks, shred chicken into bite-sized pieces and return to skillet. Add remaining cilantro to skillet and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with tortillas.
Posted by: Sallie
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Melody said...

That is an unusual list of ingredients. Sounds delicious.

Norah said...

I love these too. I really love Cook's country magazine.

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