Monday, May 16, 2011

TSRC: Lime Chicken Tacos

I’ve been holding a secret for a few weeks now and today I’m going to tell you what it is. I’m now a member of The Secret Recipe Club! Our wonderful host Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin came up with this idea to be assigned a blog, you can cook/bake any recipe from the assigned blog and then on a certain date reveal the blog that was given to us and the recipe we made. The catch is we can’t share with anyone who’s blog we have, it has to remain a secret. I like how simple the system is and figured it be a good fit for my first “blog club.” If you’d like to become a member of The Secret Recipe Club click this link and fill out the form.

My first secret blog comes from a very talented lady, Tessa from The Cookin’ Chemist. Let’s just say I had a hard time choosing which recipe I wanted to make. Everything looked so delicious and I will be trying out more recipes. I went with Tessa’s Lime Chicken Tacos because #1 they sounded good and #2 it comes together quickly. I’m back to work and my boyfriend likes a good dinner each night, I knew this would be the perfect meal. I don’t mind spending extra time in the kitchen on a day off but when I’ve been working all day and being on my feet the whole time, I want to be in and out of the kitchen quickly!

I made several substitutes to the recipe. I actually didn’t have sugar (don’t worry I picked up some the following day after I made these tacos) and used this Stevia as a substitute. You couldn’t even tell the difference.


Instead of shredded lettuce, jack cheese and sour cream, I used shredded baby spinach, avocado and plain Greek yogurt. I also added a bunch of fresh cilantro to the chicken.

Lime Chicken Tacos
From The Cookin’ Chemist

1- 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small pieces
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1 lime juiced
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
10 (6 inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup shredded baby spinach
1/2 avocado, diced
Salsa, Hot sauce
Plain Greek yogurt

In a medium sized bowl combine vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, green onions, garlic, cilantro and oregano, Set aside. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat add a little oil and cook chicken until done.

Next, add the liquid lime mixture to sauté pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Warm tortillas and add chicken mixture evenly to each one. Top with avocado, tomato, salsa, spinach and Greek yogurt.

I served my tacos with a side of cilantro lime rice.

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Delicious meal. My boyfriend enjoyed it a lot. He said he never had chicken tacos with so much flavor and juiciness! I enjoyed the leftover chicken on top of salads for work lunch. I will definitely keep this in rotation with weeknight dinners.

Can’t wait to see what everyone else will be posting. I wonder who has my blog this month? :)



Megan said...

I've been on a lime kick and these sound delicious not to mention healthy! It just might be lime chicken tacos for dinner tonight.

Anonymous said...

These look super delicious! I love your pictures... yum!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, that sounds SOOO good.I just might have to try it.

AM Nichols said...

I love cooking with Stevia Extract in the Raw too! And these are perfect tacos for summer.

Sara said...

Ooooooh, this looks so good! I love really fresh tacos like these - the chicken sounds terrific!!

Anonymous said...

Love, love chicken tacos! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Kristen said...

Chicken and lime go so great together. I could just reach right into my computer and grab one of those amazing tacos!

Shelby said...

Fallon, I love it! Of course, you know I'm a lime fanatic too. ;) I just wish I could get Grumpy to eat something that "sounds" Mexican! lol I'm so glad we are in this club together! I can't wait to be assigned YOUR blog. ;)

Lisa said...

Those chicken tacos look restaurant quality. Wish I could have had a plate of those.

Tessa said...

Your swaps sound great! Love the addition of the avocado. I may have to make these again your way :) Thanks for the comments about my blog. I have been cruzing around yours this afternoon and have really enjoyed it!

Amanda said...

Wow what amazing flavors! They look incredible. So glad you played along this month!

Jeanette said...

These Lime Chicken Tacos look and sound like a nice light healthy dinner idea. Great pick for the Secret Recipe Club!

Anonymous said...

These sounds great! I love chicken, lime and cilantro together! This may end up on my dinner table tonight....

Tami said...

I could sit right down and sink my teeth into these tacos. Delish!

Delishhh said...

You say chicken and lime you have me at your table, you add tacos and my mouth is watering. Nice work - i love seeing what everyone is making.

Katrina said...

Yum! I love a good, healthy taco, fish is my favorite, but chicken is great, too! Looks so colorful! Great pick, Fallon.

Sarah said...

Yum, I love lime, cilantro, and chicken together. Yum, great stuff on this challenge.

Deeba PAB said...

Great pick...and oh-so-delicious. I think this will be dinner tomorrow!Looks like a fabulous dinner idea...mmmm!

Deeba PAB said...

Did them for dinner last night. They were delicious and disappeared in minutes. Thank you!!