Saturday, July 21, 2012

Recipe #21: Summertime Chicken Tacos

Here is where I originally found the recipe:

Once again, I failed to snap any pictures... sorry! :(

*1/3 cup of olive oil
*1/4 cup of lime juice
*4 garlic cloves, minced
*1 tblsp minced fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
*1 tsp ground cumin
*1 tsp dried oregano
*1/2 tsp salt (optional)
*1/4 tsp pepper
*4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

In a large, resealable plastic bag, combine the all ingredients and blend well. Add the chicken, turning to coat. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken uncovered over medium heat until cooked through.

Serve in soft or crunchy taco shells with favorite taco toppings. (We actually served it over lettuce and had chicken taco salads!) I thought the chicken was wonderful - it stayed extremely moist and tender, and had wonderful flavor. The one thing I changed about the recipe was that I used fresh cilantro rather than parsley. I was worried how it might affect the flavor, but it wasn't that noticeable in my opinion!

We will definitely be doing this again! TTFN!