Quick & Dirty Tacos Chicken Carnitas Recipe + Tasty Tuesdays #25

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Shop bought taco kits are perfect for quick meals! Dress them up with homemade taco seasoning and chunks of juicy chicken for a personal touch!
Quick & Dirty Tacos Chicken Carnitas from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
Feeds 2 adults; 1 toddler
Five Nights from the Packet: How to Make Box Meals Taste from Scratch from www.anyonita-nibbles.com
For me, Mexican food is classic feel-good food. It's indulgent, communal, flavorful and vibrant. Good Mexican food is laden with picante ingredients leaving a fiery tingling on your tongue and your tummy full. When I need to throw together a quick meal with minimal effort, I usually reach for something Mexican. Either an assemble-by-numbers fajita kit or a packet of tortillas warmed in the microwave and situated center of the table to be grabbed and filled at whim.

When I first decided to run this series on packet meals, I had to stop myself from doing 5 nights of Mexican variations! These tacos won out over the other 4 meals I considered simply because they're so easy! The rice is optional and the condiments can be rustically served straight from their respective jars, not dished onto a divided platter. Whatever works best for your family.

Don't do chicken? Swap it out for beef or perfectly cooked flaky cod, or even an assortment of roasted vegetables. No matter what protein filling you use, you've got to make my homemade taco seasoning to go with it! It's the shining star that catapults this dish from being a run-of-the-mill box meal into something that tastes from scratch and totally homemade!

Quick & Dirty Tacos Packet Mel from www.anyonita-nibbles.com Ingredients:

For the quick & dirty tacos:
diced chicken
homemade taco seasoning
sour cream


Quick & Dirty Tacos Chicken Carnitas Recipe
  1. Make the homemade taco seasoning.
  2. Sprinkle it on the uncooked chicken and allow to marinate 15 minutes.
  3. Pan fry the chicken in a wok over high heat with a bit of oil or bake the chicken in stoneware without any oil for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Serve the cooked chicken on a bed of lettuce.
  5. If you'd like, you can serve a packet of Mexican rice as well as any condiments for flavoring your tacos. 
  6. You know how to assemble and eat a taco, so I'm sure you can figure out the rest! :) 

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1 comment:

  1. Tasty recipe to get dinner on the table. Like you say, everybody knows how to put a #taco together. We do #Chicken all the time. And I love getting homemade #seasoning ideas! Thanks Anyonita!


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