Sunday, May 27, 2012

Easy Chicken Tacos

Hey guys! So since I've been hanging out with my family for the past month, I have had TONS of time to play around with recipes and experiment (a.k.a expect lots of future food posts :) The above recipe is super super easy and perfect for preparing ahead and assembling later. Also, these are totally kid approved as my brothers (ages 12 and 14) devoured 5 each!!

Ingredients: (serves 4-5)
3 medium sized chicken breasts
1 can of black beans
1 medium sized onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 bunch of Cilantro
3 limes
Any BBQ sauce of your choosing (I used a sweet and spicy Hawaiian one)
1 package of mixed greens 

Put chicken breast into a gallon sized zip lock bag and pour in about 3-4 tbs. of your choice of BBQ sauce (or any marinade).  Let it sit for about 20 minutes in the fridge to absorb.  After 20 minutes place the chicken onto a pre-heated pan with a tbs. of olive oil and cook for about 10 minutes on each side (or until cooked all the way through).  While your chicken is cooking, open and drain the black beans (I also like to rinse them with water) and place in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Mince your garlic and roughly chop 3 tbs. of Cilantro and add to the beans.  Also add a pinch of salt and the juice of 1 lime.  Once your chicken is done cooking, let it rest for another 5 minutes and then, using a fork, shred it into bite sized pieces.  Now all that is left is to assemble! I like to use corn tortillas ( I warm them on a skillet first so they can brown and then heat in the microwave with a damp paper towel on top so that they can steam and are pliable) and place the bean mixture at the bottom with chicken on top and then sprinkle on some mixed greens and a touch of cilantro and a spritz of fresh lime juice.  Enjoy!!
xoxo A. Payne

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