A couple of weeks back, Foster Farms® invited me to try their new products. They have two exciting new fresh chicken products to choose from. In addition to Foster Farms® Fresh & Natural line, there is now Foster Farms® Simply Raised (without antibiotics), and Foster Farms® Organic. Simply Raised is already in stores in California, Oregon, and Washington, and Organic is in Costco and in select grocery stores.
I was able to pick up some Foster Farms Simply Raised Boneless Skinless Breasts Fillets at my local grocery store, and hit the kitchen to break out this family favorite recipe for a surprise lunch for everyone. My kids love these bad boys and I haven’t made them, in what seems like, forever. I knew they would be excited. What I didn’t expect was that Kevin would be excited too. I am beginning to think that the body snatchers have been here! But I think it is because of the spices in this recipe. He really likes things a bit “zippy”.
What is awesome about this recipe is that you can totally control how much heat there is. Don’t like it very hot? Take out the ribs and seeds of the chiles, and use mild chili powder. Want to heat things up? Keep those seeds in and use hot chili powder. Super simple and oooooh sooooooo good! Just don’t do what I did. Don’t chop your chiles and then rub your nose. I swear these dang allergies are going to be the end of me!! OUCH!
Anywho, my momentary lapses of thinking aside, this is how easy this recipe is to throw together.
Spicy Chicken Tacos
- 1 1/4 pound Foster Farms Simply Raised boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 Fresno chiles, chopped
- 1 poblano chile, chopped
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, divided
- 1/2 small white onion, finely chopped
- 8 soft taco sized corn and wheat flour blend tortillas
- 1 cup low-fat sour cream (plus more for topping if wanted)
- 3 tablespoons chopped chipotles in adobo
- In a food processor, combine 1 cup sour cream with the chipotles in adobo. Pulse until well combined. Place in a zipper top baggy and set aside.
- Preheat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil and chicken. Let the chicken cook for 5 minutes, until no pink remains.
- Push chicken to the edges of the pan and add the chiles, garlic, and onion to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper, Stir to make sure all of the chicken and veggies are coated well. Reduce heat to medium and cover the pan. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the lid and reduce heat to low, add 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro leaves, let cook on low while you prepare the tortillas.
- Place tortillas in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. Remove the tortillas from the paper towel and fill each tortilla with the chicken taco mixture.
- Snip a small piece from the corner of the zipper top bag with the chipotle crema and drizzle each taco with it. Then top with the sour cream (if wanted), some of the remaining cilantro leaves and finely chopped white onion.
Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 0 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 25 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Tags: chicken, Fresno chile, poblano chile, onion, garlic, tortillas, sour cream, chipotle in adobo, Foster Farms