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Chicken Tacos    HT  MC  Mexican 20mins plus marinating

 

Serves 4   Hot  Poultry  Main Course  Mexico  Nth America North American

 

Ingredients

4 boneless Chicken Breasts, skinned

2 tbsp Lime Juice

1 Onion, chopped

2 Garlic Cloves , crushed

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 teasp Ground Cumin

Salt and Black Pepper

1 Large Tomato, chopped

1 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander

1 teasp Lemon Juice

12 corn Tortillas

To Serve

Fresh Salsa

Shredded Lettuce

 

1. Place the chicken breasts in a dish and sprinkle with the lime juice. Cover and marinate for up to 12 hours. 

 

2. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 140C, 300F, Gas Mark 1.  

 

3. Stack the tortillas, wrap in aluminium foil and place in the oven to warm through.

 

3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, add the onion, and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, or until just tender. 

 

4. Meanwhile, cut the chicken into 6mm/1/4-inch pieces. 

 

5. Stir in the chicken pieces into the frying pan, season with the cumin, salt, and black pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time minutes,  until the chicken is opaque and cooked through. 

 

6. Add the chopped tomato, coriander and the lemon juice, mix well then remove from the heat and transfer to a warm serving dish.

 

7. To serve -  place the chicken, salsa, lettuce and tortillas in the centre of the table and allow each diner to help themselves, placing a small amount of chicken, salsa and lettuce on a tortilla and rolling it up to eat.

 

 

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Key techniques

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Brown  to  -  To fry in very shallow  fat  over a high heat in order to colour the food and seal in the juices.

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.

 

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