Monday, June 21, 2010

Recipe Round-Up: Green Chile Chicken Tacos

This is, without a stinkin' doubt, the EASIEST RECIPE EVER.


Can you handle it? I am thinking you can. You are an above-average group. Gifted, really.

Here is all you need:

Chicken and Green Chile Enchilada Sauce.
It is almost a crime that this recipe only calls for 2 ingredients.

Throw the chicken into your crockpot. Go ahead, throw it in.

And cover those suckers up with enchilada sauce, which is essentially perfect green goodness from Mexican heaven. I want to live there. Ahora.

Now, let that cook on low for 3-4 hours. Oh man, your kitchen is going to smell so very good. You may want to just pull up a chair and let the smell seep into your skin. Or maybe not. Whatever.

Now, after a few hours, your chicken will be completely fabulous and saturated with green chile sauce.
Grab a couple forks and start shredding it.

Keep on shredding.

At this point, it is totally up to you how you use your green chile chicken. You can make nachos, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tostadas, chimichangas or you can even put it on top of a salad.
This is a free country, peeps. Choose away!

But on this day, I chose to make tacos. It's the kind of girl I am.

So, grab a tortilla and let's fill her up.

Start with a little chicken. Or a lot.

Grab some of the green goodness from Mexican heaven and pour it on top.
And then squeeze a lime on there. Trust me, the LIME IS YOUR FRIEND.

God made this specifically for all things Mexican.

Next up: sprinkle with some cheese. Whatever floats your boat.
I used a crumbly Mexican cheese, like Panela or Queso Fresco.

Now, throw on some cilantro. Or not. It is a love/hate thing with cilantro. I loved it on this dish.

A little sour cream adds just enough tang. Oh, I love me some tang.

And then add a few tomatoes, for color and all.
Apparently their healthy as well.

To sum it up: add whatever you want!

Now fold it over and dig in.

Dig in right now.

You can also use this same technique with pork. Or you can add a beef roast and throw in a jar of salsa. The possibilities are endless. ENDLESS, I tell you.

So go forth and bust out some serious Mexican food, my friends. And happy Summer to all of you!


  1. AnonymousJune 21, 2010

    I can attest: DELISH! She's a great cook!


    The Seester

  2. Even I can do that! Wooo Hooo!!!!!!!!!!! A new recipe!!!!!