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Chipotle Chicken Tacos


Ok, it was actually Taco…mid-afternoon. Vivian was knee deep in her Lower Extremities Anatomy studying (ha ha ha…knee deep…get it?), and I came back from the gym and we were both in need of some food. We wanted to use a majority of the items in our fridge/cupboard, so all I had to do was go buy tortillas, cheese, sour cream, mangoes, limes, and onions. OK…so we didn’t have that much in our fridge/cupboard.

What we did have was a bunch of chicken, which I cubed and cooked, while throwing in some Chipotle peppers and sauce from the can. I then cooked half of a chopped white onion, til’ brown and soft.

While I was doing, boss-lady made the Mango Salsa. She cut 2 mangoes into little cubes, diced 1/2 of a red onion, chopped up a small batch of cilantro (not parsley…there’s a difference…duh), and mixed them into a big bowl. She then squeezed the juice of 2 limes and added salt and pepper to the mango salsa to taste.

Note: You MUST buy the canned pickle peppers. If you’ve ever eaten at a taco truck, its the extra stuff they give you wrapped up in a ball of foil.

After we cooked, plated, took pictures, and complimented ourselves on a job well done…there was only one thing left to do: eat. What I figured to get an even bite of sour cream every time, is to spread it on your tortilla first…then build it. It’s possibly the best most genius thing this side of New York has ever heard of. You’re welcome. Enjoy!



– Big Spoon aka Esteban on Taco days

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