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QUICK Chicken Tacos

VIDEORECIPE QUICK Chicken Tacos

25 min

This is an easy chicken taco recipe loaded with big, punchy Mexican flavours. No marinating, no fussing with a separate sauce, no need to go overboard with toppings. The only question is – soft tortillas or old school taco shells??

25 min

Ingredients

number of servings
12

Ingredients

  • 700 g lb chicken thighs(skinless boneless or breast) Added to
  • 112 tablespoon olive oil Added to
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste Added to
  • 2 tsp sugar Added to
  • 1 cup chicken stock cube Added to
  • separated (liquid stock) Added to

HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice Added to
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil Added to
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced) Added to
  • 2 tsp EACH garlic powder Added to
  • onion powder Added to
  • dried oregano Added to
  • 3 tsp EACH cumin powder Added to
  • paprika Added to
  • 12 tsp cayenne pepper adjust spiciness to taste Added to
  • 1 tsp salt Added to
  • 12 tsp black pepper Added to

TO SERVE

  • Taco shells or tortillas Added to
  • warmed per packet directions Added to
  • Diced tomato Added to
  • onion Added to
  • avocado Added to
  • coriander/cilantro leaves Added to
  • shredded lettuce Added to
  • Shredded cheese Added to
  • sour cream Added to
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Directions

1. Step

Place Taco Seasoning ingredients in a bowl. Add 2 tbsp of the chicken broth and mix to form a loose paste.Add chicken, turn to coat.

QUICK Chicken Tacos - preparation step 1
2. Step

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken for 3 minutes on each side until lightly seared. (Reserve marinade dregs in bowl)Remove chicken into a shallow dish.

QUICK Chicken Tacos - preparation step 1
3. Step

Return skillet to stove, reduce to medium. Add remaining chicken broth, tomato paste, sugar and scrape in any marinade left in the bowl. Mix to dissolve, scraping base of pan, and bring to simmer

QUICK Chicken Tacos - preparation step 1
4. Step

Meanwhile, shred chicken with forks, or chop (don't worry if raw inside).Return chicken into sauce, toss and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until sauce reduces to a thin syrup consistency (add water if reduces too fast). Adjust salt to taste.Transfer chicken and all sauce to serving bowl.

QUICK Chicken Tacos - preparation step 1
5. Step

SERVING:

6. Step

Warm taco shells or tortillas.Stuff with chicken, making sure it's soaked with the sauce.Top with tomato, avocado, onion, coriander, lettuce and sour cream. Devour!

QUICK Chicken Tacos - preparation step 1

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