Monday, June 18, 2012

Baja Chicken Tacos

This is the recipe you've been waiting your whole life for.  Well, at least a week because that is when I first mentioned it.  Seriously I want to eat this everyday.  Or maybe every other day.  I'll alternate days between this and my chicken pot pie.

The boys and I try to eat lunch once a week with Peter.  His schedule is pretty busy and lately he has been getting home late.  Between that and him being gone for so long we just can't get enough time together.  Last week we decided to try what I known as "legit taco".  Apparently there is also a "shady taco" as well.  It has nothing to do with the food, just the outward appearance of the establishment.  Don't worry, shady taco is on the agenda for next week.

Sadly I've been avoiding dairy and this means no sour cream and no cheese for me.  Sigh.  I ordered chicken tacos because it looked like it would be enough food to fill me up and to share with the Little Guy.  When my plate came I thought it looked fine.  I wasn't particularly excited about it but I wasn't turned off either.  But then I took my first bite....

heaven in a corn tortilla.  Seriously!!

So because I knew I would be a taco addict from that point on I knew I needed to try to recreate the recipe at home.

Baja Chicken Tacos

1 packet McCormick Tinga De Pollo
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 to 1/3 chopped green cabbage chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1/4 to 1/3 purple onion, chopped
2-4 chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 cup water
corn or flour tortillas

Chop onions and saute in a little bit of olive oil.  Mix seasoning, water and tomato sauce and add to mixture. Add cubed chicken breasts.  Saute until chicken is fully cooked.

To make the slaw simply chop the tomato, onion, cilantro and cabbage.  I added a tiny bit of lemon juice to keep it fresh.  Depending on the ingredients you prefer you can add more or less of one or the other.  

As usual that is it!  Easy and super yummy!!  These are a tad spicy but seriously addicting.  And they are really good for you!  

We ate these with a side of black beans and avocado but you could always add rice to make the meal a little more filling.  Personally I'd rather eat about 17 more tacos!!

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!


Marcie said...

I need to stop looking at blogs when I'm dieting. YUM! I would love for you to share on my linky party!
Marcie @

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

What a GREAT recipe! I hope you will come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!
---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

This looks so great! Thanks for sharing it at our Handmade Tuesdays party!

Debi said...

These looks so good, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:

I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Kate said...

Mmmmmm...this looks delicious!!! I would love to make this for hubby and me!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

Those tacos look fantastic. I am making this dish soon! Come and visit us today to see what wonderful picnic salad we have and be sure to come back on Friday. We are giving away flip flops. You will want a pair of these.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
We are going to really enjoy your Baja Chicken Tacos, they look awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Anonymous said...

these look great!

I would love for you to link this to my Flaunt It Friday link party at Blissful Bucket List. We also have a great giveaway this week!


Carrie {My Favorite Finds} said...

Thanks again for linking these to Handmade Tuesdays last week. I chose them as a feature. Come check it out!

Carole said...

This is a very nice chicken dish. Would you be happy to link it in to my Chicken Edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . I found this through the Tuesday Talent Show on Chef in Training.

Carole said...

Thanks for linking this in, Laura. We now have a very nice collection of chicken dishes - over 70 and still coming in!
Have a great week.

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