Ok, we actually call these TacOdasso's, a play off of our last name Odasso. They are pretty popular in our house, and with some of our married friends from Idaho. The idea for these tacos came when I was working as a nanny in Idaho. The family was somewhat low-income, so figuring out what to make the kids for lunch was sometimes a challenge. On a whim, I made some taco shells, filled them with black beans and topped with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped fresh spinach, and a squirt of lime juice. The kids weren't big fans (taco's without meat?!?!) but I thought they were SUPER yummy! I just had to make them again when I got home, but since my husband hates beans (and spinach), I decided to use chicken, iceberg lettuce, and I added some cilantro because, let's face it, cilantro makes everything better. I originally added black beans to mine as well as the chicken, but have since nixed the beans because I'm the only one who eats them!
Chicken Tacos, or TacOdassos
You will need:
1-2 Chicken Breasts, roughly chopped* (1 chicken breast makes about 4-5 Tacos)
Small Corn Tortillas, white or yellow, it doesn't matter
Shredded Cheese, whatever you like
Mexican Chili Powder
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper (not pictured) I also prefer to use Sea Salt
(I know it looks like it in the picture, but that Cilantro is NOT touching that raw chicken! I swear!)
*You can also use Shredded Chicken
Extra notes: You CAN add beans to your tacos and it IS really yummy that way! Black beans are my favorite, but pinto or refried beans are delicious too. One thing we have done with some of our friends is to also have regular flour tortillas, rice, beans, sour cream, and a few different salsas. This way, we can all have tacos, burritos, mix and match what goes in which and it all tastes so good!