Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chipotle Chicken Salad Tacos

Sometimes, the best people to get recipes from are those who cook every day. Such is the case with us tonight when we tried a recipe from Serious Eats (the recipe was adapted from "Mexican Everyday" by Rick Bayless).
Chipotle Chicken Salad Tacos
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon oregano
2 chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1/4 cup red onion
6 ounces shredded cooked chicken breast
romaine lettuce
corn tortillas
black pepper
First we cooked the chicken in a skillet over medium heat.

While that was cooking, we prepared the sauce by combining apple cider vinegar, oregano, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and red onion. We also added some salt to taste.

Then we took the now shredded chicken and combined that with the sauce mixture in a pan over medium heat.

Meanwhile, in another skillet, cook the corn tortillas until slightly crispy or your desired texture.

We both tried the corn tortilla tacos. They were very good. (We added some shredded cheese to the top and held back on some of the chipotle.) The vinegar provided a nice acidity and the chipotle could still be felt lingering at the end of each bite.

However, we both felt serving the chicken over romaine was better. Melissa served it over shredded romaine while I made a romaine taco, serving the chicken inside the leaf.

1 comment:

Gaby said...

mmmmmmmm this sounds fantastic! Brings me back to living in the southwest and we ate Mexican Food all the time!! yummmm