Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Garlic Chicken Tacos with Lemon Avocado Sauce

Happy National Taco Day!

Yes, it’s really National Taco Day. I don’t know how you get to be important enough to get on the list for your own holiday, but tacos probably do deserve their own celebration. Especially garlic chicken tacos.

Utilizing a rotisserie chicken, this is a fairly speedy weeknight meal.

Garlic Chicken Tacos with Lemon Avocado Sauce
If your serving this to kids (or the heat impaired) you can leave out the jalapeno in the chicken and reduce the sauce’s cayenne pepper to just a pinch. Print Recipe

Lemon Avocado Sauce

1/2 peeled ripe avocado
2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

Puree the ingredients together in a small food processor. Set aside.

Garlic Chicken Tacos
1 package stand ‘n stuff corn taco shells
1 rotisserie chicken
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
Shredded iceberg lettuce for garnish
1 tomato, diced

1. Heat up taco shells according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, remove the skin from chicken and discard. Remove meat and shred it into bite size pieces using your hands. Set aside.

3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, garlic and jalapeno and cook until chicken is warmed through, about 3-4 minutes.

4. Stuff tacos with chicken and garnish with lettuce, tomato and a drizzle of lemon avocado sauce.

Recipe inspired by a tostada in Cooking Light Magazine, September 2011. Picture and recipe by Laura Flowers.


softhef said...

i want to make this right now. all i'm missing in the chicken...and an avocado...taco shells and lettuce. good news, i have a tomato.

Joanne said...

These tacos might deserve a whole week!

Becki's Whole Life said...

This sounds absolutely wonderful. I love how you season the chicken with the garlic and jalapenos. The lemon avocado sauce sounds really tasty and very versatile.

The Atwoods said...

I agree with Joanne! These look absolutely delicious, Laura!

stephchows said...

I'm all in for making things speedier! This looks delicious!

Dianna said...

How in the world did I miss National Taco Day? My favorite food, too!!!

Unknown said...

That sauce was RIdiculous! So good that I had to share with my legions of adoring fans...okay, my 2 readers. Of course, I linked back a couple of times because, well, you deserve the props for something this good! Thanks!

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