Tag Archives: mexican food

Chicken Tinga Tacos

27 Jul

Eating during the week doesn’t have to be the boring same old. I love mixing up my weekly rotation by making flavor packed fun meals. Who doesn’t love a taco night? I love tacos because they’re so versatile. You can do fish tacos, chicken, beef, veggie, the options are endless. I do have a go-to recipe for my own and its super easy. Check it out.

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Ingredients for Tacos
1 cooked rotisserie chicken, pulled apart in shredded pieces
1 package of McCormick’s Chicken Tinga de Pollo mix – needed ingredients include: 8 oz can of tomato sauce,
1 onion, sliced long, 2/3 cup of water
flour tortillas
Topping sides below + optional others: sliced red and green peppers, sriracha sauce, sour cream, pepper jack shredded cheese, Mexican blend shredded cheese

Chunky Guacamole
2 ripe avocados, crushed and left chunky
sea salt, for seasoning
1 tbsp lime juice or juice of half a lime

Quick Salsa
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 an onion, diced
1-2 tbsp fresh cilantro
sea salt, for seasoning
1 tbsp lime juice or juice of half a lime

Yellow Rice
1 box of Yellow Rice, cooked per package instructions

Instructions
Shred chicken ahead of time. Cook rice per package instructions (will take about 20 minutes). Slice 1 onion and heat in a large skillet until softened. Add McCormick’s seasoning to the skillet with the 8oz jar of tomato sauce and 2/3 cup of water and slowly mix in shredded chicken. Allow to heat through on low heat, covering the pan with foil (5-10 mins) and remove from heat. Meanwhile, make the toppings above by mixing listed ingredients in small bowls. Serve with toppings, chicken, and flour tortillas and everyone will assemble their own taco! Enjoy!

-M

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Easy Enchiladas

10 Jun

Another easy weeknight meal! Spice alert… these pack some serious heat. I wasn’t expecting it but you can actually adjust this by buying or creating a more mild salsa verde. This takes about 10 minutes to prepare – literally! and then an additional 20-30 minutes to bake.

Here’s what you need:
Rotisserie Chicken, Shredded
Pepper jack or Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese (1 bag)
Flour Tortillas (soft)
1 jar of Salsa Verde (or create your own) – found in the ethnic/mexican section of supermarket

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Spread a small amount of salsa verde on the bottom of the baking dish (enough to coat the bottom lightly). To assemble the enchiladas, in the center of each tortilla place a handful of shredded chicken and shredded cheese. fold the enchilada over by one side, and then another and then place fold side down in the baking dish. They can overlap that’s fine! Repeat this until the dish is full, then pour salsa verde over the top and cover enchiladas with cheese. Place into the oven and bake for about 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Serve and enjoy!

Chicken Fajitas

15 Jan

we have a running joke in the apt. that sometimes when we say we’re hungry we will say “Taco Bell?” and maybe consider it for like… .5 seconds and then its automatically no because thats like, last case scenario haha. I made Chicken Fajitas to fulfill our craving for mexican. I also really like to do taco nights where i cook some ground beef and use some taco seasoning to spice it all up and serve, but tonight was all about fajitas!

Ingredients (for two)
Chicken, Beef, or Steak, whatever you want! cut in 3-4 inch. slices
Fajita Seasoning – yes its store bought (sorry!!!)
1/2 an onion, sliced in thin pieces
1 red, 1 green pepper, sliced the same
Shredded Cheese to your liking (i love cheddar)
Sour Cream
Guacamole (I take an avocado, mash the insides, add salt and a little lime)
Pack of Tortillas

Instructions
In a pan, add oil and cook the chicken until both sides are cooked and there are juices in the pan. Add the onion and pepper and stir. Add the fajita seasoning and let it cook for 5 minutes. In the end, add the chicken with veggies into the fajita, add the toppings like cheese, guac, and sour cream to your liking, and enjoy! SO easy and only take like 15 minutes all together to make!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… ps i used diced veggies

-M