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Shredded Chicken Street Tacos

(Inside: I have this rockin’ recipe for Shredded Chicken Street Tacos that I’ve just been sitting on. So, I decided to try it. Oh, my, oh, my. It was perfection.)

Look, I’m freakin’ hungry. So, let’s get down to business, shall we?

I am in a Mexican Street Food mood. No, really.

Like I pulled-up at an actual street food vendor the other day and had this AWESOME burrito and now I’m preoccupied with the idea of making my own street food at home.

Conveniently, I have this rockin’ recipe for Shredded Chicken Street Tacos that I’ve just been sitting on and sitting on.

And so, I decided to try it.

Oh, my, oh, my.

It was perfection. And now I’m hungry again.

Yeah, I hear ya.

No reason to make Shredded Chicken Street Tacos at home when you have a food truck that will whip some amazing ones up just down the street. Right?

Except that I was about an hour from home when I found my magic-burrito food truck and, frankly, I’d rather whip-up my own than drive an hour each way just for a yummy burrito.

No matter how yummy it was. Heh.

And, besides, if I’m in the car for more than about 5 minutes with my husband, he starts asking if we’re there yet or if there’s another way that we could go that would be faster (as if I drive some more lengthy way, just to annoy him), and is basically worse than traveling with a toddler.

So, that’s out.

I’ll be making my tacos at home, thank you.

While I’m at it, I might make some Steak Street Tacos or just plain ‘ole Mexican Street Tacos. Whatever.

I just want it all this week and nothing will stop me.

Ok. My husband might (OH THE WHINING) if he decides that having Shredded Chicken Street Tacos 5 meals in a row is just too much. But we’ll see when we get there, neh? LOL!

Seriously, I’m so stinkin’ hungry, I might have to try all 39 of these cheap meals for large families. Hunger is real, y’all. LOL!

Be sure to pin this, y’all, so you can find it later!

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Shredded Chicken Street Tacos

Shredded Chicken Street Tacos
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
I have this rockin' recipe for Shredded Chicken Street Tacos that I've just been sitting on and sitting on. And so, I decided to try it. Oh, my, oh, my. It was perfection. And now I'm hungry again.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Author: NerdyMamma.com
Ingredients
  • Corn tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce but not much
  • Diced avocado if desired
  • Lime wedges
  • Diced onion
  • 2-3 sprigs Cilantro
  • Jalapenos if desired, which I do not
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium white onion
  • tspn paprika
  • tspn cumin
  • 1 1/2 tspn chipotle
  • 1/2 tspn cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tblspn Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash chicken thighs and slice into tenders and place in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, cayenne, and chipotle.
  4. Mix spices with olive oil, onions and garlic.
  5. Pour spice/oil mixture over the chicken tenders and mix together thoroughly,
  6. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  7. Place chicken in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until completely cooked.
  8. Remove chicken from oven, and place in a large bowl.
  9. Using a hand mixer, shred chicken (this actually works).
  10. Warm tortillas in a hot skillet for a few seconds on each side, until they kind of bubble up and are hot.
  11. Fill each tortilla (FYI--I like to layer my tortillas 2-3, because then they don't fall apart) with chicken, a small amount of lettuce, onions, avocado, jalapenos, and a squeeze of lime.

 

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