Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chicken Tacos

We don't have cable or satellite - just good old fashioned bunny ears. Well, one of the channels we get on our antenna is a PBS-type station called Create. It has quilting shows, painting shows (Bob Ross is our personal favorite), knitting shows, and of course, cooking shows. Our favorite cooking show is Cook's Country. It is part of America's Test Kitchen - and they have their chefs test each recipe over and over to find what works best. We've made several of their recipes and they are always delicious. So a few days ago we saw a show where they made chicken tacos - we are big fans of tacos around here - especially me because they are so quick and easy to make! These chicken tacos were fab-u-lous - and easy! There are a couple of ingredients that you probably don't have just hanging out in your pantry - so it does require some planning, but it is sooo worth it! Here it is:

Chicken Tacos

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used one large chicken breast)
4 cloves minced garlic (I did about 1 1/2 T. pre-minced garlic)
3 T. butter
2 t. minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup fresh cilantro (I didn't use this much)
1 t. yellow mustard
Flour tortillas

So on the show, they poached the chicken but I couldn't remember how they did it so I ended up just cooking it in the skillet. Once cooked, remove from skillet and shred with two forks. Set aside. Using the same skillet, melt the butter and add garlic, chipotle, orange juice, worcestershire, and 1/2 cup of the cilantro. Add mustard and return the chicken to the skillet, cook until heated through.

Serve with your favorite toppings. We use sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, olives, and avocados.


Side Note: Cooks Country has a website but you have to pay for a membership to get access to all the recipes, but you can usually just do a Google search and find the recipes on people's blogs (that's what I did!!) ;-)