Delicious Chicken Tacos

There’s only a few words that can be used to describe food.  Delicious is a good one.  To me, it means that something was so good, that I ceased all dinner-time conversation until my plate had been cleared and I could take a breath, reveling in the joy that was in my mouth.

Tonight’s dinner was DELICIOUS.  You know, like the, everyone sat down and plates were clean before anyone had anything to say.  First, start with homemade tortillas.  Then fill it with a delicious chicken and tomato sauce.  Top with cheese and shredded lettuce, a little red onion.

Here’s the recipe:

Flour Tortillas (makes 8, halve each ingredient to make 4)

2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup water

3 tablespoons olive oil (or other neutral-tasting oil)

Mix all ingredients together.  Kneed a few times.  Let rest for 10 minutes.  (This is where I started cooking my chicken and sauce.)  Roll into 8 balls, let rest for another 10 minutes.  Roll out into circles, the cook in a hot pan, about 30 seconds on each side.


Delicious Chicken and Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 pound chicken thighs (could use more, I just . . . didn’t)

1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons chili powder (I used 1 1/2 reg. chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder – it’s spicy, use sparingly)

1 teaspoon cumin

salt and pepper

1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies

1/2 cup frozen corn

1 cup Great Northern Beans (or other beans)

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Put in chicken thighs, and saute for a couple minutes until they start to cook.  Pour in tomato sauce and seasoning and chilies.  Bring to a simmer, and cook for 15-20 minutes.  Take chicken out and cut into bite-sized pieces.  Add frozen corn and beans and diced chicken.

Serve with shredded cheese and lettuce, sliced onions and tortillas.  Delicious.




2 thoughts on “Delicious Chicken Tacos

  1. Mama Engineer says:

    Very delicious! My kids had thirds, and there was very little talking during dinner tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

    P.S. What size can did you use for the tomato sauce?


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