Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Chicken Tacos

There is nothing quite like coming home from a big bad day at work to find out that you saved the fast and easy recipe for tonight. That's right boys and girls, you remembered to get a recipe at the grocery store to plan for this situation where you just don't want to cook. These tasty chicken tacos take only seconds to make if you have leftover or a rotisserie chicken purchased from the supermarket. All the other ingredients are cold and ready to go in good old Bobby the fridge. That's right, I named my fridge Bobby because it's over twenty years old, but that's not what's important here. The thing to take away from this is that it's possible to cook a quick and healthy dinner just by having a bit of leftovers. Sure you need to remember the lettuce, salsa, shredded cheese and taco shells but everything except the lettuce is easy to keep around for long periods of time without it going bad. It's like you came home and somebody just put this down in front of you. The table beckons to you as you come in the door and get a nice bottle of hot sauce at the ready. There will be no wasted money on take out tonight friends. Only the sweet, tasty and rather versatile possibilities that this dish provides. You could make them spicy, or sneak in a zesty mexican flavor like Arizona Five Spice. Perhaps some sweet, tangy kick is what your looking for in which case some freshly squeezed lemon wedges will do the trick. Maybe a can of fat free refried beans will make it come together and taste more authentic. Get creative with the toppings and you'll find your groove with this. If beef tacos are what you really want, then pick up some lean ground turkey at the grocery store and brown in in a pan for a bit. Personally, I can't tell the difference between this and the real thing. In the time it takes to order and wait you could already be munching on this far healthier and probably tastier alternative that the whole family will enjoy. What little kid turns his nose up at having tacos for dinner? It's on the top ten list along with french fries and pizza.

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