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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Chicken Tacos

Back in the day...when I had a bunch of people that lived in my house, this was something I could make and please everyone, every time. And guess what? That still happens when I make these. Even though most of my kids are out on their own, they still love a good taco that they can only get at mom's house. Okay...so that may not be entirely true...they can get good tacos in their own homes, too. But sometimes moms cooking just hits the spot.

Chicken Tacos



2 large chicken breasts ~ cooked and shredded
1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
1/2 large onion
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Corn tortillas

In a large skillet, saute the onion and green chilies until soft and translucent.

Add the seasonings.

Sprinkle the flour over the onion mixture and stir. 

Pour in the chicken stock and stir. 

Add the chicken and combine. 

Remove from heat. 

In a separate skillet, heat some oil over medium heat. 

Place a couple of heaping tablespoons of the chicken mixture on one side of a tortilla. 

Gently place the filled tortilla into the oil, with the empty side of the tortilla going in first and the filled side weighing it down. 

Allow to cook until light golden brown on one side then flip over to cook the other side. 

Drain on paper towels. 

Add lettuce, cheese, salsa, etc!

The line-up. Oops...don't forget the corn tortillas.  
Kind of important. And...I ran out of cumin so it's not 
pictured...but you should really add it.
The line-up. Oops...don't forget the corn tortillas. 
Kind of important. And...I ran out of cumin so it's 
not pictured...but you should really add it.

Saute the onion and green chilies.
Saute the onion and green chilies.

Add the seasonings and the flour. Stir...
Add the seasonings and the flour. Stir...

Then pour in the chicken stock.
Then pour in the chicken stock.

Add the chicken...
Add the chicken...

...and stir to combine.
...and stir to combine.

Fill one side of the corn tortillas with some of the chicken mixture.
Fill one side of the corn tortillas with some of the chicken mixture.

Then fry 'em up!
Then fry 'em up!

Nice and light golden brown. You don't have to keep them in the oil for very long, because everything's already cooked.
Nice and light golden brown. 
You don't have to keep them in 
the oil for very long, because everything's already cooked.

Drain them then eat them!
Drain them then eat them!