Friday, August 12, 2011

Unbelievably Good!

Visiting Zach and Kaley this week rewarded me with this superb recipe. Can't say enough about the flavor and texture! Much prep but worth worth it all. Great for company.

Cool & Crunchy Chicken Tacos for 6

12 hard yellow corn taco shells
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
3 tblsp lime juice, divided (1-2 limes worth)
1 tsp lime zest
1/2 cup mayo
2 tsp ground cumin
3 cups diced, grilled chicken breasts (16-18 oz uncooked)
1/2 small jicama cut in 1/4" strips
1 small mango cut in 1/4" strips
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
1 avocado, peeled and sliced (optional)

1. Make sauce in medium mixing bowl by stirring 1 tblsp lime juice, mayo, lime zest and cumin together. Spoon approx 1/3 cup into resealable plastic bag; set aside. Add grilled chicken pieces to remaining sauce; mix well.

2. Combine jicama, mango, cilantro, salt and remaining lime juice in a mixing bowl; mix well.

3. Place lettuce into taco shells. Top evenly with chicken mixture, jicama mixture and avocado, if desired. Trim corner of sauce-filled bag; drizzle over tacos.