Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Cool & Crunchy Chicken Tacos
Yes, this is another Pampered Chef recipe but they are so good and this one is awesome for summer! I did not have jicama and was too lazy to find a substitute so I just skipped it all together. Do not skip out on the fresh cilantro whatever you do! The recipe wouldn't be the same without it!
12 hard yellow corn taco shells
1 small head romaine lettuce (about 2 cups/500 mL shredded)
1-2 limes, divided
1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise
2 tsp (10 mL) ground cumin
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper (optional)
3 cups (750 mL) diced grilled chicken breasts
1/2 small jicama
1 small mango
1/2 cup (125 mL) loosely packed fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1 avocado, peeled and sliced (optional, although I strongly suggest it's use)
1. Prepare taco shells according to package directions; set aside. Shred lettuce, zest limes with a fine grater to measure 1 tsp (5 mL), juice limes to measure 3 tbsp (45 mL). Place zest, 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the juice, mayonnaise, cumin and cayenne pepper, if desired, in a 4-qt./4-L mixing bowl; mix well. Spoon about 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the sauce into resealable plastic bag; twist to secure and set aside. Add chicken to remaining sauce; mix well using Classic Scraper.
2.Peel jicama and mango. Slice jicama and mango into 1/4-in. (6-mm) strips. Chop cilantro. Combine jicama, mango, cilantro, salt and remaining juice into a mixing bowl; mix well.
3.Place lettuce into taco shells. Top evenly with chicken mixture, jicama mixture and avocado, if desired. Trim corner of sauce-filled bag; drizzle over tacos.
Yield: 6 servings
Nutrients per serving: (2 tacos): Calories 370, Total Fat 21 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Carbohydrate 24 g, Protein 22 g, Sodium 350 mg, Fiber 3 g
Cook’s Tips: To grill chicken in a grill pan, season 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz/175 g each) with salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Heat pan over medium heat 5 minutes. Spray pan with vegetable oil. Cook chicken 7-10 minutes. Turn chicken over; cook 7-10 minutes and juices run clear.