THRIFTY LIGHT RECIPE OF THE DAY

01/17/2011 1:07 pm · 0 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Thanks To Not Your Ordinary Agent for this Thrifty Light recipe:

I call these “gourmet” tacos because they don’t involve typical taco seasoning from a kit. Don’t be afraid to change it up a bit and use fresh, local ingredients. Already planning a taco night, I walked into my local market the other day and there was a display with everything I needed! It was meant to be! You’ll think so too after trying these.
What You Will Need:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 glass casserole for marinating
1 pkg soft flour tortillas
1 avocado, cubed (sprinkle with lemon juice to keep green)
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 lime, juiced
2 roma tomatoes, diced
4 cloves of garlic, each cut in half
Salsa
Sour cream
Shredded cheese
Refried beans
What You Already Have at Home:
1 glass casserole for marinating
Grill ( I used my indoor grill pan b/c it’s Winter!)
1/3 C olive oil
1/3 C white vinegar
1/3 C cider vinegar
1/3 C chopped cilantro
2 T cumin
1 tsp pepper
½ tsp salt
1) Prepare marinade in morning, so the flavors have time to marry before adding chicken.
2) In casserole, mix oil, vinegars, cilantro, garlic, cumin, pepper, salt, and lime juice. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator.
3) Add chicken later in the day, so it has time to marinate for a few hours.
4) Preheat oven to 350?. Warm tortillas in foil.
5) Grill chicken then slice for tacos.
6) Prepare each tortilla with beans, chicken, avocado, onions, tomatoes and cheese. Add salsa and sour cream for garnish.

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