Hi, my name is Suz and I'm a taco junkie. What's even better? It's Taco Tuesday! Welcome to Tacos Anonymous. ;)
Today I made one of my all-time favorite recipes to share with you: Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos. This isn't time-consuming and it's such a great twist on dinner or a small get-together. You can even make it ahead of time by freezing it to use later! Oh, who am I kidding, I ate these right after making them. Oops! :X
It has a cilantro and lime base, which in my opinion, is always such a tasty combination. And how can you NOT like cilantro? Seriously! The pesto sauce on the chicken is so savory. Trust me, your taste buds will be very thankful!
Now let's talk necessities. The garnishes required on my taco are: onion, peppers, avocado (ALWAYS), shredded cheese and sour cream. If I'm feeling extra spicy I whip out the Tabasco sauce! You can garnish however you like, but I love making my tacos bright and colorful. I'm about the presentation! Can you say, 'no' to a pretty taco? Nom.
I want to hear about your favorite kind of tacos! Comment below, let's share our addiction and become taco buddies :)
Recipe is below. Go check it out --->
Love & xx's,
maQ + suz
Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos
cooking spray for sauteing
2-3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup cilantro lime pesto (recipe follows)
flour or corn tortillas
preferred taco garnishes (avocado, salsa, sour cream, cheese, etc)
Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. In a skillet sprayed with cooking spray, saute chicken over medium high heat and cooked through. Toss cooked, seasoned chicken with the pesto. Fill tortillas with chicken and top with preferred garnishes.
* To make ahead/freezer meal - Cook chicken as directed as above and cool. Place chicken in freezer bag. Prepare cilantro lime pesto as directed below. Place a 1/2 cup of pesto in a small storage bag then place inside the freezer bag with the chicken. Freeze. When ready to prepare, defrost and heat chicken. Toss chicken with defrosted pesto. If desired, heat chicken and pesto together before filling tacos.
Cilantro Lime Pesto
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves (do not include stems)
2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sliced, toasted almonds
3 tablespoons chopped, fresh garlic
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup shredded asiago (Parmesan or Romano can be substituted too)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup chicken broth
Using a blender, mix together the cilantro, olive oil, almonds, garlic, lime juice, asiago, salt and chicken broth on low speed for 2 minutes.