Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

then, these are delicious! Just made them tonight, so I will do my best to recall the things I liked and some things I would modify for next time. For starters, these are great on a summer night- they have a little fiesta feel to them, would be fun and easy for company. 

1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 lime, juiced
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp white sugar
2-3 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1-2 tomatoes, diced
2 cups lettuce, finely chopped
Monterrey jack cheese, shredded
*sour cream
**The original recipe didn't call for sour cream or guac but after making it, my husband and I agreed this would be a great addition!

Ok you guys, super easy and not very time consuming, the most prep you have will be to wash and slice your chicken breasts. I cut mine into long, thin strips like in a fajita. Once your chicken is cut and ready to cook, heat a drizzle of olive oil in your pan and toss the chicken in. Let is get a good sear/brown color on the first side before flipping it and stirring it around. Let your chicken cook until it's almost done (about 7-10 minutes) and while it's cooking, you are making the "sauce" with the lime, red wine vinegar, s & p, sugar, and garlic. I made my "sauce" (it's more like a juice than a sauce) in my measuring cup and then poured it over top my chicken, stirring it around while it's doing it's final cooking. In the last minutes, I threw my green onion and cilantro in, let it cook just a smidge longer. Then pull it off the heat. You're pretty much done. Chop some lettuce, tomato, shred some cheese and heat up some tortillas- build yourself a soft taco, top it with sour cream, guac, and/or salsa and enjoy!

Serve with: corn on the cob and it's a complete meal!


John Balfanz said...

Hey, how spicy was this? It looks great I just want to make sure Ollie would like it as much as I will.

Andrea said...

Spice Report: this dish really isn't as spicy as much as it is "zesty" or "tangy"- if you want, for Ollie's sake, leave out the garlic (or maybe just use 1 clove!)

Holly said...

Another delicious dish! I had to whip out the old improv on mine. It came out tasty despite using a lemon instead of a lime and apple cider vinegar instead of red wine. It's been such fun coming to your site and picking up "healthy and easy" recipes. They never disappoint!

Andrea said...

Holly, I am so glad you liked them, others who I've talked to who have tried them think they are delicious as well! I love that you improvise with what you have, that's the sign of a great chef! :) loves to you from afar!

Megan said...

Jen Stew made these for us a couple of weeks ago, they were SO tasty! I'm glad to have the recipe for myself now! Thanks, girl!

Meghan Underwood said...

Made this. Love this.

Cody Moxley said...

I love this recipe! I have made it twice and now its a staple for taco tuesdays at our house! thanks!!! Amy