Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Street" Tacos

It's no secret there are tons of really great Mexican restaurants and taco trucks here in California. One of my favorite things to order are the small street tacos. You know, the ones that come on two small corn tortillas, loaded with chicken or carne asada, chopped white onion and cilantro. Yum! However, one thing I DON'T love is all the grease and calories that come with these guys. I make my own version at home and it is SO simple and much healthier.

What you need:
1 package corn tortillas
1 package taco seasoning (or make your own! Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and cumin are the main components)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
1 yellow or white onion
1 bunch cilantro
1 bottle "green" taco sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
Cojita cheese (optional)

Heat a large sautee pan on medium heat with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Brown chicken, stirring occasionally, until cooked through. Turn heat to medium low. Add package of taco seasoning and about 1 cup of water (I just fill up the foil taco seasoning packet with water and dump that in). Simmer and stir occasionally until liquid reduces.




Meanwhile, chop cilantro and onion. Heat your tortillas, top with chicken, followed by onion and cilantro. 




Finish with green sauce and cojita cheese (a salty, dry Mexican cheese ... I forgot to get it at the store so it's missing in these pics). That's IT! I serve with a side of homemade guacamole and chips OR a tomato and avocado salad.


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