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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CHICKEN TACO WITH CILANTRO AND ONION






INGREDIENTS:

1 pound chicken
1 packet taco seasoning (
20 corn tortillas
1 diced onion
1 tsp of salt
1 ts of pepper
1 ts of garlic powder
1 ts of cumin
1/2 cup of cilantro chopped well
oil, for frying
hot sauce for topping
1 cup of water

DIRECTIONS:

season chicken with the spices above 
In a medium skillet, brown the beef, turkey, or chicken until cooked through, 2 minutes per side, add water and cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes then,  break it up as it cooks.
Stir in the taco seasoning with 2 . Stir to coat the meat in the seasoning. Remove from heat.
Heat 2 inches of oil in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat to 375 degrees.
Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until soft and pliable.
Use a dinner spoon to scoop a small amount of meat right down the center of one tortilla. Fold the tortilla in half and grab it with kitchen tongs. Place the folded taco in the hot oil, continuing to hold it closed, and cook until the taco will hold it's own shape, about 20 seconds. Let go of the taco and continue cooking about 2 minutes per side, or until as crispy as you'd like. Repeat with remaining tacos, being sure not to overcrowd the pan.
When the taco is ready to come out of the oil, fold up a thick wad of paper towels in your hand. Pick the taco up with the tacos and gently tilt to allow grease to drain out, place in the wad of paper towels, and squeeze lightly to remove more grease. Make sure you have enough paper towels in your hand so that the grease does not soak through and burn your hand. Place the taco in a paper towel lined pie plate and repeat with remaining tacos.
When the tacos have cooled enough to handle them, stuff each one with a bit of the cilantro an onion and drizzle with hot sauce
or Serve with your favorite taco toppings.

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