Spicy Chicken Tacos - This quick and easy recipe is a meal you can feel good about feeding your family because it is made with Foster Farms® Simply Raised Chicken and fresh veggies. BONUS is that it is on the table in around 30 minutes!!
Are you totally burnt out on Mexican food yet? I know, I know, I have had quite a bit of it on the blog lately. But I seriously hope you aren't because I just seem to be hooked on it (again). It just seems like, when I sit down to make up the menu for next week, a million Mexican inspired dishes pop into my head. I know that it is the beginning of grill season, and you all know I love BBQing and grilling, but tacos, and burritos, and tostadas have just been calling my name.
Really? Who am I to argue with that? And honestly if I can get it past Mr "I don't like Mexican food" with little to no complaining, I am uber happy, and am going to push it as much as possible!!
I was able to pick up some Foster Farms Simply Raised Boneless Skinless Breasts Fillets at my local grocery store, and hit the kitchen to break out this family favorite recipe for a surprise lunch for everyone. My kids love these bad boys and I haven't made them, in what seems like, forever. I knew they would be excited. What I didn't expect was that Kevin would be excited too. I am beginning to think that the body snatchers have been here! But I think it is because of the spices in this recipe. He really likes things a bit "zippy".
What is awesome about this recipe is that you can totally control how much heat there is. Don't like it very hot? Take out the ribs and seeds of the chiles, and use mild chili powder. Want to heat things up? Keep those seeds in and use hot chili powder. Super simple and oooooh sooooooo good! Just don't do what I did. Don't chop your chiles and then rub your nose. I swear these dang allergies are going to be the end of me!! OUCH!
Anywho, my momentary lapses of thinking aside, this is how easy this recipe is to throw together.
Gather those lovely fresh veggies and chicken together for the party.
Dice up the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
Chop, chop, chop those veggies.
Get your spices all together.
Now get that chicken to sizzling.
Then toss those gorgeous chopped veggies into the hot tub.
Once they have softened up you add those spices and give it all a good stir. Then cover the pot and let it simmer away.
And once it is all cooked up, you toss in some fresh cilantro. It is almost to pretty to eat......almost!
I have to admit that I felt really good about putting these tacos on the table for them. I pretty much grew up eating Foster Farms, I love that it is a family owned business that has been around since 1939. Now, with the Simply Raised line, I know that the chicken I am using has never had antibiotics administered, is raised cage free, are fed a strictly vegetarian diet, is 100% natural (no additives or preservatives, steroids or hormones), and is American Humane Certified. Good food that is good for you. Does it get any better than that?
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Spicy Chicken Tacos
- 1 1/4 pound Foster Farms Simply Raised boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 Fresno chiles, chopped
- 1 poblano chile, chopped
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, divided
- 1/2 small white onion, finely chopped
- 8 soft taco sized corn and wheat flour blend tortillas
- 1 cup low-fat sour cream (plus more for topping if wanted)
- 3 tablespoons chopped chipotles in adobo
- In a food processor, combine 1 cup sour cream with the chipotles in adobo. Pulse until well combined. Place in a zipper top baggy and set aside.
- Preheat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil and chicken. Let the chicken cook for 5 minutes, until no pink remains.
- Push chicken to the edges of the pan and add the chiles, garlic, and onion to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper, Stir to make sure all of the chicken and veggies are coated well. Reduce heat to medium and cover the pan. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the lid and reduce heat to low, add 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro leaves, let cook on low while you prepare the tortillas.
- Place tortillas in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. Remove the tortillas from the paper towel and fill each tortilla with the chicken taco mixture.
- Snip a small piece from the corner of the zipper top bag with the chipotle crema and drizzle each taco with it. Then top with the sour cream (if wanted), some of the remaining cilantro leaves and finely chopped white onion.
Prep Time: 0 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Tags: chicken, Fresno chile, poblano chile, onion, garlic, tortillas, sour cream, chipotle in adobo, Foster Farms
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms®.