Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Healthy Chicken Taco Night!!!

Dear Readers: I am sorry if my posts don't come as often as I cook. I mean to, I really do, from the bottom of my heart.  My life has been a little crazy right now, and my attention has been elsewhere. I promise that once everything is on track I will be updating more frequently, so don't forget about me in the meantime :)

 Alright.. TACOS TACOS TACOS!!! it is the perfect light summertime dinner. Isnt it? I know that all of you out there don't like staying in the kitchen too long when it is absolutely blazing in there. My kitchen gets ZERO ventilation, so my summer dishes are literally made with my sweat (ew, not on the food, just on my face!). Due to this, I tend to get lazy during these months. My solution? Taco's and salads (next post will be about a salad probably). I try a lot of variety in my cooking, but mexican tops the list of summer time favorite dinner meals. This was so simple, that I shocked myself. If you don't feel like staying in a hot kitchen and slaving away, try these taco's. I bet you already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.

I made my "kick ass salsa" from my previous post: Resh's Kick-Ass Salsa.
Then I made the chicken as follows:

Chicken for Taco's
1 lb chicken breast
1 teaspoon ground cumin 
1 tablespoon lime juice (fresh is best)
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
salt & pepper to taste

Marinate chicken in all above spices for atleast half an hour. Broil for 5-7 mins on each side. Shred.


Boil chicken breasts for 15 minutes. Remove from pot, and shred with fork. Add all spices and mix well.

Extra veggies I used: fresh Spinach & steamed Corn 

Mix all veggies, salsa and chicken & stuff in store-bought taco shells ( I used whole foods organic brand).