Friday, May 6, 2011

Best Ever Chicken Soft Tacos


Best Ever Chicken Soft Tacos
Recipe adapted from My Bizzy Kitchen Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen
Makes 4 Servings

1 tsp canola oil
2 tsp minced garlic, jarred
2 tbsp canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, diced and divided
½ cup orange juice
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp yellow mustard
Pinch of salt/pepper
8 small soft tortillas (about 80 calories each)
Toppings: 2 oz. Cabot 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese, 4 tbsp fat-free sour cream and 1 cup lettuce, grated (I used arugula) - all divided into 4

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and chipotles and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Stir in 1/3 cup cilantro, Worcestershire sauce and orange juice. Nestle chicken into skillet, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 7 minutes. Remove lid, flip each piece and cook for 7 minutes. Cook for additional 2-4 minutes if still pink. Remove chicken from pan with slotted spoon and transfer to a cutting board. Continue to simmer sauce over medium heat until it starts to reduce, 5 minutes. While sauce reduces, shred chicken loosely using 2 forks. Remove sauce from heat; stir in mustard and remaining cilantro. Add in chicken and stir. Serve chicken on tortillas (147 grams of chicken for each serving/2 tacos) with desired toppings.

Nutritional Information: 421 calories, 37 carbs, 6 fat grams and 51 protein grams.

Review: These were amazing. So flavorful and tangy - we loved the kick. I'd never used chipotle peppers in adobo sauce - I can't wait to find more recipes with it. I've also never cooked with orange juice but it added such a nice citrus zing. I can't WAIT to eat the leftovers and to make this again - next time i'll be doubling for even more leftovers - seriously - it was THAT good.

3 comments:

Kelly Pearce said...

I love chipotle peppers in adobo!!! Try these out....http://pearcekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/05/spicy-chipotle-bean-burritos.html

They are so easy and my favorite

fittingbackin said...

Thanks again, Kelly! I made this awesome recipe this weekend - loved it!

Kelly Pearce said...

Made these today!!! They were DELICIOUS. I love chipotle peppers in adobo... if you find more recipes using it, pass them along