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09 September 2010

Soft Tacos with Chicken Filling

I love spicy food, from Japanese wasabe, to Indian cooking, Mediterranean dishes and of course Mexican spice!

One of my favorite Mexican food items is TACOS, whether they be hard or soft, I really don't mind as long as the super spicy Mexican salsa is available.

Last week, hubby requested that I make some soft tacos. Since we were trying to eat as healthy as we can, I decided to replace beef or pork filling with ground chicken meat.

Here's the list of what you need:

1K ground chicken breast
1 bulb onion
5 cloves of garlic
5 tablespoons of olive oil (or if you don't like olive oil, use no transfat oil)
salt and pepper to taste

What to do:

Saute the ground chicken breast in olive oil until cooked, salt and pepper to taste. When it's done, drain ALL the oil from the chicken, making sure that nothing will drip onto the taco shell to make it soggy.

For the Salsa

1/2K Tomatoes (make sure it's not too raw nor too ripe) - chopped
1 bulb of onion finely chopped - chopped finely
coriander (wansuy) to taste - chopped finely
2 pieces of chili pepper (cayenne or siling labuyo, add more if you want it super spicy. I personally put 5 pieces) (chopped finely)

What to do:

Combine the chopped tomatoes, onion, coriander and chili pepper in a container. Mix thoroughly (if you want chunky salsa, put it in a blender or food processor if you want it blended). Add salt to taste

For additional taco sauce:

Combine lite mayonnaise and some garlic powder to make garlic mayo sauce. Whisk until garlic powder dissolves.

How to assemble the taco:

*This time we used whole wheat pita pockets for the shell

1. Fill the pita pocket halfway. Make sure it does not bulge, you don't want your taco to *explode*
2. Add some of your home made salsa
3. Put the garlic-mayo sauce
4. Top with shredded lettuce and grated cheese
5. Serve and enjoy

*This recipe yielded 10 servings of soft tacos with some ground chicken left

Update: 07 July 2017: Sorry for the missing photos. My images used to be hosted on Photobucket and Now I can't download them to transfer them to another site so I can show them again here.