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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream!

By Danny

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Taco Recipe

I made this quick recipe last night. I wanted something easy to make that wouldn't be boring, or terribly filling. Looking through our fridge I noticed a stack of tortillas and half a ROASTED CHICKEN. Perfect, I thought! I'll make Chicken Tacos!

Recipe after the jump...

Homemade Chicken Tacos

Once I figured out WHAT to make, I had to rack my brain as to how NOT to make it boring! I came up with a Tequila Lime glaze for the chicken and to counter the tartness of the lime, caramelized onions. The combination was heavenly!

Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Onions

This recipe makes 2 tacos

1/2 cup of cooked, roasted chicken
1/2 cup of white onions
2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon of tequila
1 Teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 Teaspoon of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 Teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons of sour cream
2 Tablespoons of chopped cilantro
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
2 corn tortillas

Begin by cooking the onions in a little bit of olive oil over medium low heat. While onions are cooking prepare glaze. Combine the lime juice, tequila, red pepper flakes, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together and set aside. Onions should be barely starting to brown at this point. Add the sugar to the onions and continue to cook on medium low heat, stirring occasionally. Prepare chicken. Heat 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil in a separate heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat and add the garlic. Add chicken and cook for about 2 minutes. Once chicken has begun to cook, add the tequila lime glaze and stir. Cook for an additional 2 minutes or until chicken is warmed through. Do not over heat chicken....it is already cooked, so you just want to warm it up. Once chicken is done, add the balsamic vinegar to the onions and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes. Time to assemble! Heat the tortillas in the microwave or directly on the burner(my personal preference)and add the chicken. Top with some onions, 1 tablespoon of sour cream and 1 tablespoon of cilantro. Sour cream and cilantro ARE NOT OPTIONAL! These two ingredients are key and round out the flavor profile of this dish! Enjoy.




20 comments

PaniniKathy said...

Mmmmm...those sound fantastic! Love the caramelized onions. And I totally agree - cilantro and sour cream are *not* optional on chicken tacos :-)

Chuck said...

I think some of the best recipes are the quick and easy one. Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos sound tasty!

diva@theSugarBar said...

fantastic combination of flavours! definitely lovin' the tequila lime combo and with tacos?? awesome stuff! what a great recipe when u're having the mates over for drinks and film, etc. x

kittie said...

Great dinner - just the sort of store raiding I love!!

Christine said...

What a wonderful concoction. And I will use the fresh cilantro from my garden! Nice blog.

Danny said...

thanks for the great comments everyone!

*paninikathy -glad you agree about the SC and cilantro..so not optional!

*chuck - I'm always on the look out for easy recipes! Glad you liked this one.

*Diva - These would be great for a small get-together...perfect with a cold beer!

*kitte - Some of the best meals I've made are from raiding my fridge!

*Christine - I'm so jealous about your fresh cilantro!

Thanks again everyone!

Marysol said...

This looks and sounds like a winner. Ay! indeed. Muy delicioso.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I feel like I'm overdue for a taco. I want one of these right now. Make that three. ;) These look fantastic!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

I am all about the taco and this looks great - Tequila lime amazing combo - a great night in the making Tequila in my chicken and in my glass!

Culinary Cory said...

Your photo looks amazing! I love taquila and lime in chicken!

Kevin said...

Those tacos sound great!

Tony said...

This just sounds great. Thanks for the recipe.

Danny said...

Thanks everyone! These tacos really are delicious and easy to make!

Anonymous said...

I made these last night. They were amazing! I did decide to make them crunchy though by laying the corn tortilla in the pan and frying and folding it over. Minor difference, I was just in the mood for it. The filling was perfection. Of course I didn't omit anything!

no you said...

who's a pimp? you's a pimp

Andrea said...

I just found this on Tastespotting after doing a search on chicken tacos - it's on the menu for tonight. Tequila and lime - what's not to love?

Andrea said...

I have to post a follow up - we just finished dinner and these were the best tacos I've ever had - the flavors go together so well. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Danny said...

Thanks so much Andrea! I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Pixie in Pumps said...

so since I hate sour cream i left it off... oh dear lord there is an obvious reason for something like sour cream. My mouth was on fire! haha. I think next time I'll add some avacado to cut the heat, but this is definitely DELICIOUS. I will be making this again.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh.... yes!!! These were awesome!!!! I definitely recommend to anyone reading this to try these tacos! Yum!

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