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Chicken Tacos

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These tacos were tasty and had a different taste with the roasted tomatoes.  These are 5 weight watcher points.

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

6 garlic cloves (4 minced, 2 smashed)

2 whole garlic cloves

2 tomatoes

1/2 c. chicken broth

2 t. cumin

2 onions, halved and sliced

2 avocadoes, sliced

Salsa

Mexican cheese

Directions:

Place chicken in a saucepan and add enough water to cover them. Add the smashed garlic, garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the water and cool. When cooled, shred the chicken breasts with 2 forks. Set aside.

In the meantime, roast the tomatoes in the broil until the skin is charred.

Place them in a blender, along with the chicken broth and cumin. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

Heat some oil in a pan. Saute the onions and minced garlic until fragrant and the onions are softened. Add the tomato mixture and the shredded chicken. Simmer, uncovered, until most of the liquid has cooked off. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve on warm tortillas topped with cheese, salsa, and avocadoes.

 

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Achiote Sauce

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This sauce has great flavor and can be used on lots of different types of meat. It is a marinade which takes at least a couple of hours on the meat. Try to cook the meat so that the heat touches all the aspects of the meat – like a rotisserie or standing up in a pan.

Achiote sauce ingredients:

3 T. achiote paste (I found some at Amazon)

2 T. chili powder

1 T. garlic powder

1 T cumin

1 T salt

1 T pepper

1 T oregano

3/4 cup white wine vinegar

1 cup pineapple juice

Directions:

Mix all the sauce ingredients together, making sure it is smooth. Marinate the meat in the sauce for at least 2 hours.

Pork Tacos in Achiote Sauce

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This was so flavorful and delicious. The sauce can easily be used on different meats – the key is to make sure the meat cooks on all sides, like either stacked like in this recipe or on a rotisserie.

Ingredients:

5 lbs. boneless pork shoulder roast, cut into thin strips

1 pineapple, skinned and cut into rounds

Achiote sauce ingredients:

3 T. achiote paste (I found some at Amazon)

2 T. chili powder

1 T. garlic powder

1 T cumin

1 T salt

1 T pepper

1 T oregano

3/4 cup white wine vinegar

1 cup pineapple juice

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Combine all the sauce ingredients. Place the pork slices into the sauce and stir to combine well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

On a baking sheet covered in foil, place two pineapple slices. Put a wooden skewer into the pineapple slices. Begin stacking the meat on it and finishing with another piece of pineapple. Try to get the stack to stand and not fall (this can be tricky).

Bake for about 1 1/2 hours until charred and deep red.

Slice the meat off the skewers and serve with tortillas, cheese, salsa, avocado, lettuce, or whatever other toppings you like.

Flat Tacos

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This was really good – the sauce was really tasty and this was a great way to change up a regular ol’ taco!

Ingredients:

1 lb. chicken breast

1/2 c. soy sauce

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 olive oil

1 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

1 t. cumin

1 t. oregano

1 package corn tortillas

3 c. shredded cheddar cheese

2/3 c. mayonaisse

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 can chopped green chiles

2 T. lime juice

1/2 t. salt

Cilantro

Guacomole

Pico de gallo

Queso fresco, crumbled

Directions:

Mix together the soy sauce, 4 cloves garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin and oregano in a bowl. Pour into a zip loc bag and add the chicken. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.

In the meantime, combine the mayo, 3 cloves garlic, green chiles, lime juice and some salt in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Set aside.

Grill the chicken until cooked. Slice it into thin slices and set aside.

Place a corn tortilla in a pan. Add the cheddar cheese and top with another tortilla (like a cheese sandwich). Cook until the cheese is melted, turning it once.

Place the tortilla “sandwich” on a plate. Top with the chicken, guacamole, pico de gallo, queso fresco, and the mayonnaise sauce. Enjoy!