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.
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? :)