cilantro lime chicken tacos

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These tacos absolutely need to come with a warning! Here it is: May become extremely addicted and have the desire to eat multiple times in a week. That is what happened in our home anyway and the homes of anyone else I have ever shared this recipe with. I have found that is usually the case with recipes I come up with on the spot. They usually (not always) become our favorites. This recipe came about on a summer night when I wanted something refreshing and just so happened to have these ingredients  in our house. I am happy I did because this is now a staple in our home.

Ingredients:

for the chicken/marinade

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • handful of cilantro (chopped)
  • salt and pepper

for the cilantro lime sour cream

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • handful of cilantro (chopped)
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper

other ingredients:

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 cup of cotija cheese (if you can’t find cotija, feta also works but cotija is best!)
  • corn tortillas
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil (separated)

Start by adding your honey, lime zest and  juice to a mixing bowl big enough to fit your chicken in. Whisk those ingredients together and add your chicken. Add the cilantro, chicken, salt and pepper. toss your chicken around to coat then let this sit while you prep everything else.

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next i would prepare the cream because it only tastes better the longer it sits. In a bowl mix sour cream, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, salt and pepper. mix until combined. Taste to make sure you have enough lime flavor. If not, add more lime juice. Store in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

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peel and dice your mango. I have found that the easiest way to do this is to use a small knife, cut off the top and bottom of the mango and then slice from top to bottom down the mango until you have removed all of the skin.

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now you can add 2 tbsp of coconut oil to a pan and cook your chicken. normally I would say use whatever cooking oil you would like but in this case its kind of non negotiable 😉 the coconut oil adds more sweetness to the chicken which tastes amazing with the rest of the flavors in this recipe. You want to cook your chicken until it is golden brown on the outside. The honey gives it the most amazing caramel color. should take about 3-4 minutes on each side depending on how big you chicken pieces are. just cut through the fattest part of one breast to make sure they are fully cooked before removing them from the pan. once you remove them from the pan let them rest on your cutting board while you fry your tortillas.

add the remaining coconut oil to a clean pan. Heat until melted and then you can start frying  your corn tortillas. cook the tortillas on each side until golden

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With a pair of tongs, fold your tortilla in half and hold it there for a few seconds. That way when you remove it from the pan, it will hold its shape.

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as soon as you remove them form the oil set aside and sprinkle with salt. From here you are practically done!! You just need to Cut your chicken into strips, or shred it and put your crumbled cotija into a serving dish.

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I like to set up a little assembly line so my kids  feel like they are preparing their own food.

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The finished product!!  you have now successfully created the worlds most amazing taco!!! This is by far one of my families favorite meals. I hope you guys enjoy as mush as we do.

 

 

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