I was inspired to make Chicken Tacos when I received a totally unexpected delivery of fresh and delicious tortillas and tostadas from Del Campo. Each bite tastes of pure corn. I happily munched on the tostadas while I made chicken tacos. I let the Del Campo company know how much I enjoyed their products and they sent me more so I could post a recipe and picture using them.
Hint: Make the salsa and guacamole in advance so you don’t have so much to do all at once. You can also use any leftover chicken you have and shred that instead of preparing new chicken for the tacos.
One added thought- my family doesn’t enjoy cilantro. I use Italian flat leaf parsley as a substitute.
Very important: Wear gloves when handling the Jalapeno. The natural oil from the pepper and seeds will burn your eyes if you touch them with your bare hands.
Prep time: 30 – 45 minutes
By June 6, 2016Published:
- 4 Servings
- 2 large onions
- 4 large Cloves Garlic
- 1 bell pepper I prefer red, yellow or orange
- 1 Jalapeno pepper-optional seeded and chopped
- 1 pound chicken cutlets 2-3 cutlets-depending on size
- 1 cup cilantro washed and chopped
- 4 6 inch Del Campo tortillas
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- vegetable spray
- 1 cookie sheet lined with baking parchment
- 1 grill pan
- 1 long handled tongs
- Peel and quarter one onion and place in sauce pan. Peel 2 cloves garlic and add to onion. Add chicken cutlets and cover with water. Simmer cutlets until they are soft. Remove cutlets from saucepan and shred the chicken. Place shredded chicken in mixing bowl. You can strain the cooking liquid, let it cool and use it for another recipe.
- Peel and slice remaining onion. Add to chicken. Mince remaining garlic and add it to chicken and onion. Halve the bell pepper. Remove seeds and slice into strips. Add to chicken along with the optional chopped Jalapeno. Pour vegetable oil over everything and toss so that everything is touched with oil.
- Spray grill pan with vegetable oil. Heat over medium-high flame until it is very hot. Pour all the ingredients in the mixing bowl onto the pan. Toss them around with long handled tongs until the peppers and onions soften and blacken a bit. You have to keep the ingredients moving otherwise they will burn. Remove from heat.
- Place 4 tortillas on cookie sheet. Heat until warm. Place each tortilla on a serving plate. Mix chopped cilantro (or parsley) into chicken mixture. Divide chicken and vegetables between the four tortillas. Serve warm with Guacamole and Salsa on the side. Enjoy.