Thursday, May 21, 2009
Cooking: Chipolte Lime Chicken Tacos
We love Mexican food at our home and I thought I would try a new recipe.
So you 1 large roasted chicken (about 4-6 lbs),
I cut up
In 2 Tbsp olive oil, brown the chicken pieces
Next, take these ingredients; 1/2 c. of each lime juice and honey 1/4 c. chopped cilantro, 2 large dried peppers, 1/2 onion chopped, 3 T dijon mustard, 1 T. tomato paste, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1 t. ground cumin, 1/2 t. allspice and salt
Then, chop 2 chipotle chiles in adobo
Add all the ingredients to a blender.
After the chicken is browned, deglaze the pan with 1 c. water and 1/2 c. red wine. Add chicken, and the sauce back in the dutch oven. Cover and bake in 250 degree oven for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Your house will smell heavenly.
Remove chicken and reduce the sauce by half on top of the stove.
Remove all the meat, you should be able to do this with a fork as the meat is so tender.
I chopped up an avocado, tomatoes and lettuce. Shredded some cheddar.
You have the most glorious chicken to put on your tacos, burritos or nachos. A little effort but so worth it.
Chipotle Lime Chicken for tacos
1 large roasted chicken (about 4-6 lbs), cut in 8 pieces
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 c. lime juice
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. cilantro
2 chipotle chiles in adobo
2 large, mild dried peppers
1/2 onion, chopped
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp tomato paste
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp cumin, ground
1/2 tsp allspice, ground
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. water
1/2 c. red wine