Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Crispy Chicken Tacos

recipe from the pioneer woman
I love Mexican food, in fact it just might be my favorite food. Really good Mexican food restaurants  are very hard to find. There are a couple you might call little hole in the wall places  here in my town that do have great  Chicken tacos.  ( my fav)  I came across this recipe on the web, however I have found that some of the recipes posted on blogs actually look way better than they taste, and they  don't always come out as pictured . But to me,  this recipe made sense and the tacos looked so good I had to try it.  Got just one word to describe these tacos, AMAZING!

  • 16 whole Corn Tortillas (small Size)
  • 4 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into Pieces
  • Salt, Cumin, Chili Powder To Taste (or Use Taco Seasoning)
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 2 cans (4 Ounce) Diced Green Chilies

  • 1-½ cup Finely Grated Cheese (cheddar Or Cheddar/jack Mix)
  • Sour Cream
  • Hot Sauce (Chulula Or Other Brand)
  • 2 cups Thinly Sliced Romaine Lettuce (or Any Lettuce)
  • 4 whole Roma Tomatoes, Diced
  • Canola Oil, For Frying Tacos
medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for a couple of minutes. Dump in the diced green chilies. Stir and cook until chicken is totally done inside. Turn off heat and set aside.
Have all other ingredients—grated cheese, sliced lettuce, diced tomato, sour cream, and hot sauce—ready.
Also have a plate ready, as well as a stack of five or six paper towels to hold in your hand
To fry the tacos, heat a couple of inches of canola oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high. Place some chicken in the middle of a tortilla, then fold tortilla in half. Clamp the tortilla shut with a pair of heat-proof metal tongs,  ,  
carefully lay the taco—one side down—in the oil. As you lay it in the oil, use the tongs to hold the top side down for a few seconds to form it in place. Once it stays put, repeat with two other tacos. Turn tacos after 30 to 45 seconds, or when each side gets light golden brown (not too brown.)
One at a time, remove tacos from the pan with tongs, holding sideways as you remove them to allow oil to drip out of the sides. Place the taco in the stack of paper towels. Fold the sides and corners around the taco to tightly hold it, then give it three or four shakes to remove excess oil. Remove it from the paper towels and place on a plate. Repeat with other tacos in the pan.
As you continue frying the other tacos, have someone carefully place some grated cheese inside the tops of the tacos (gently pry them open just enough to place the cheese in). Then just let them sit until ready to serve—the cheese will melt as it sits in the warm taco.
To serve, garnish in this order: a smear of sour cream, dashes of hot sauce, shredded lettuce, diced tomato. You’ll need to slightly open up the tops of the tacos to get all the garnishes in there.
Tacos will be hot for a minute or two after frying, so don’t rush into eating! They’ll stay nice and warm for a little while after frying.

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  1. Hi, found you at Jody's blog hop. Nice site. Mexican food is one of my family's favorite.

    New follower :)

  2. Those look yummy! Especially when you're on a new diet and they are so forbidden :( Thanks so much Deanna for stopping by my blog earlier and following... am following you back now. Have a great week!


  3. I love tacos, they look yummy! I found you on blogaholic and following you on GFC now. I look forward to your future posts :)

  4. that looks delish Deanna! I love tacos :)

    Thank you for linking up with Fun Friday Blog Hop, I am following you now, come follow me back when you get the chance, if you haven't yet!


  5. Love Bakes Good CakesJanuary 12, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Thank you for joining us for Let's Get Social Sunday :) newest fan. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. I like the soft tacos but this sounds very good. I might try it. New follower from the BSN blog hop. You can find me at

  7. Those look delicious. I seriously love tacos and to make them with chicken sounds amazing to me. Love all your recipes- I could learn alot from you because I am seirously the worst cook ever. Just found your blog and have enjoyed getting to know you better. Hope you don't mind if I follow along!

    new follower :)


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