8.17.2011

Ancho Chicken Taco's with Cilantro Slaw & Avacado Cream

Okay - that is a massive title, but the title needs to explain all that yumminess that are going into these tacos! This recipe is one from my Cooking Light magazine, but I made a few modifications...



Makes about 8 Taco's

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin 1/4" strips
3/4 t. ancho Chile powder
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/4 t. ground cumin
Cooking Spray
1/8 t. grated lime rind
2 T. fresh lime juice, divided
1/4 C. Light sour cream
2 T. Low-Fat milk
1 ripe peeled avocado, diced
2 C. packaged angle hair slaw
1/2 C. thinly sliced green onions
1/4 C. chopped fresh cilantro
1 T. Canola oil
1/4 t. salt
1 C. Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
16 Corn tortillas


Heat a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Combine the Chile powder, garlic salt & cumin in a small bowl. Sprinkle it evenly & liberally over the sliced chicken. Coat the pan with some cooking spray. Add the chicken to the pan (this may need to be done in batches), turning after about 4 minutes. Cook thoroughly and place in a bowl covered with aluminum foil until all the other pieces have been cooked.

In a blender or food processor combine the lime rind, 1 tablespoon lime juice, sour cream, milk & avocado. Process until very smooth. Season with salt.

In a separate bowl combine the remaining lime juice with the slaw, onions, cilantro, oil and salt. Tossing to coat.

Heat a non-stick griddle ( I use a George Foreman, but a smooth-top griddle would work 100 times better!). Lightly dampen the corn tortillas with a squirt bottle full of water or quickly dunk in a shallow bowl of water. Place one tortilla  on the hot griddle, then sprinkle with enough cheese to cover the tortilla evenly, place another moist corn tortilla on top. Press down with the back of the spatula or the lid of your George Foreman. Allow to cook until the tortilla is soft and the cheese is melty.

Remove from the griddle and assemble the tacos. Top each tortilla with about 1 T. avocado cream and 1/4 C. of the slaw.... and some tomatoes.
 

8.12.2011

I'm Back!

Okay - After a much needed hiatus (8 months??) I have decided to make a comeback, with some modifications.

#1 - Everyday is ridiculous. I am aiming for once a week!
#2 - This is only a dinner/savory blog. All of my deserts/sweets will be posted to my new blog:
#3 - I am striving to have a picture with each post, even if it is of half-eaten yummies.

Wish me luck!

1.12.2011

I lied

It is just too much! I can't keep this up. It is awful to have my failure publicly displayed but life has taken over and not allowed much for new meals on a day to day basis. I am going to keep the blog up and going because I want to turn it into a cookbook at some point, but I am only going to add new recipes as they come into my life - no more searching them out for me. Sorry to everyone!!

1.01.2011

I have not lost it!

So the holidays were awful! Do you know how hard it is to try new recipes when everyone wants you to bring your old ones to the party!? I just got behind - really behind and now the thought of catching up seems ridiculous. I am going to update from January 1st, and move forward. I am sorry that I skipped a few weeks. .It really has been crazy. Plus - my new years resolution is to take pictures of the food after I cook it! wish me luck!