Friday, August 12, 2016

Recipe Share: Shredded Chicken and Tomatillo Tacos with Queso Fresco

I've been on the hunt for healthy and yummy recipes. Here's a Bobby Flay recipe I love that fits the bill perfectly. I tweaked it a bit by adding some fat free refried beans to them and by topping them with homemade salsa. These are so light, fast, and delicious!


Ingredients:
6 tomatillos, husked and washed
1 serrano chili
olive oil
1/2 small red onion, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp. honey
1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
8 blue corn tortillas (I used white corn tortillas)
1 cup crumbled queso fresco
1 can fat free refried beans, warmed
cilantro for garnish
salsa (recipe below)

Salsa Ingredients:
1 lg. can of crushed tomatoes
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 small can diced green chilies
garlic salt, to taste
Blend all ingredients except garlic salt in a blender or food processor. Add garlic salt to taste. (Don't be shy with the garlic salt.)


Directions:
Preheat the grill to medium. Place tomatillos and serrano onto grill and grill until blackened (about 10 minutes). Place tomatillos, serrano, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and honey in a blender or food processer and blend until smooth. Place the tomatillo mixture in a large sautee pan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and add shredded chicken to the pan. Heat through. (You can place the pan right onto the grill, if you want -- I just did mine on the stovetop.) Place the tortillas on the grill and grill for 20 seconds on each side (again, you can use a small sautee pan to warm them or even warm them in the microwave. I usually dampen a paper towel, wrap up 3 tortillas in it, and then heat them in the microwave for 20 seconds or so. This helps the tortillas to not tear when you go to eat your taco.) Spread a small amount of refried beans onto your tortilla, spoon some chicken mixture on top. Then, top with a few tablespoons of queso fresco, salsa, and cilantro. Fold the tortillas in half and serve immediately.

Yummers!

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