Believe me, it was the best idea I have had in a long time.
Lets just say, I thoroughly enjoyed myself by stuffing my face with all of the delicious food that surrounded me. One of those tasty foods being my tacos. Now everyone likes a good taco, but these are something else. They have all of the qualities of a perfect taco. The crispy tortilla, the juicy meat, the fresh toppings- I promise, it will be hard to only eat one.
These tacos may look like hard work, but honestly, I think my dog could make them. Okay, that might be a little exaggerated, but really. They are so easy to make and so worth it.
So, go buy some tequila now and call it an excuse to throw a fiesta tonight. I promise, you'll be thanking me.
4 large chicken breasts, poached and shredded
1 can low sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 TBS worcestershire sauce
2 cups low fat orange juice
2 tsp cumin
5 peppers in adobo sauce
6 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups cilantro, chopped
kosher salt, to taste
Toppings for tacos: (Optional)
My Pico De Gallo
Low fat sour cream
Shredded cheddar cheese
To poach the chicken, place chicken breasts in a single layer in a pot. Pour chicken broth over the breasts, covering just until all breasts are submerged in liquid. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 20-30 min until cooked through.
Once cooked through, place on plate and shred chicken breasts.
Set aside. In a blender, add worcestershire sauce, orange juice, cumin, peppers in adobo sauce, garlic, cilantro and salt and blend. Make sure every ingredient has blended thoroughly.
Add chicken to a large dutch pan and pour marinade over chicken. Stir until all chicken is coated with marinade. Heat chicken over medium heat until hot.
Take a tortilla and crisp both sides over high heat on stove top. With open burners like this, they burn quick so watch very carefully.
To assemble, what I claim to be, the perfect taco, spread my guacamole all over the warm, crispy shell. Next, I add a liberal amount of chicken over the guac. Then, I top fresh pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, and sour cream over the chicken. Wallah! The perfect taco!