Monday, February 27, 2017

Chicken Tinga Tacos

D made these the other night.  I'm not sure if they were easy, but they were good.  Nice smoke flavor.

We had with refried pinto beans with chipotle.

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Photo by ALB

These bold and smoky tacos provide the perfect route to reinventing some leftover chicken. Serve them up with a crisp green salad for a light and refreshing weeknight supper.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)
Total time: 24 Minutes

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 small chipotle chile, canned in adobo
3/4 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
1 tablespoon adobo sauce
2 cups shredded chicken breast
1 cup shredded dark meat chicken
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup cilantro
1 ripe peeled avocado, sliced
1 ounce queso fresco, crumbled
4 lime wedges

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Add oregano, cumin, and chipotle chile; cook 1 minute. Add tomato, stock, and adobo; bring to a simmer. Cook 7 minutes. Place tomato mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Cover opening with a kitchen towel (to avoid splatters); blend until smooth. Return sauce to pan over low heat. Add chicken and salt; cook 1 minute. Divide mixture among tortillas. Top evenly with sour cream, cilantro, avocado, and cheese. Serve with lime.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 402; Fat 18 g; Sat fat: 4.6 g; Mono fat: 8.8 g; Poly fat: 2.6 g; Protein: 30 g; Carbohydrate: 33 g; Fiber: 8 g; Cholesterol: 99 mg; Iron: 2 mg; Sodium: 502 mg; Calcium: 131 mg; Sugars: 4 g; Est. Added Sugars: 0 g

Cooking Light, January 2016

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