Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chicken Tacos

I suddenly had the urge for chicken tacos last night. I've never made them or even had them before. I decided to give them a shot, though, because it was new and I was feeling creative. I really had nothing to base them on or even compare them to but they turned out pretty good.

My husband seemed to really like them, too, so I'm definitely going to make them again. It was one of those dinners I could feel good about eating and serving because not only were they simple, but it was also a pretty healthy dish. Serve it with Spanish rice and some beans for a complete and balanced meal.

Chicken Tacos

3 tbsp oil, divided
1/4 c onion, diced
1/4 c green pepper, diced1 clove garlic, minced
4 chicken breasts, diced
2 1/2 tbsp flour
1/2 c chicken stock
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp smoked paprika

1. In large skillet with a fitted lid, cook onion, green pepper, and garlic in 2 tbsp oil until soft. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. Heat remaining oil in pan. Toss chicken with flour, add to pan, and cook until just done.
3. Add onion mixture and spices to chicken and mix well.
4. Slowly pour in chicken stock and stir well. Bring to boil.
5. Lower heat, cover pan and simmer for 20 - 30 or until thickened. 

I like to serve this with warmed tortillas and bowls of lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and shredded cheese for everyone to build their own. They would also be good with salsa, sour cream, or beans.

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