I have another recipe for all of you. I think you'll love it. But first I wanted to share that a friend and I went to the IKEA in Portland last Friday...I love that store! I mostly love their organizational items and kitchen goodies and gadgets. As we browsed the store we opened drawers and cupboards and oohed and aahed over the things they used to organize items. It gave me so many ideas for my new kitchen...someday. So....on to the recipe. I love tacos, as does our family, but sometimes it's nice for a lighter, healthier version and we all like this one! Don't be afraid to be creative in the quest for healthier eating.
Chicken and Vegetable Tacos
4 Tbs. olive oil
1 small onion diced
1 c. sliced mushrooms
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 plum/roma tomatoes
2 medium zuchinni (I used 1 zuchinni and 1 yellow squash)
1 c. whole kernal corn, drained
2 Tbs. fresh chopped cilantro
1/4 c. heavy cream
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Heat 2 tbs of oil in skillet. Add onion and cook until translucent. Stir in mushrooms & garlic. Cook about 2 minutes. Chop tomatoes. Add to skillet with zucchini,corn, squash, cilantro, cream, salt, pepper (about 1/2 tsp.). Cook until zucchini is tender crisp, stirring frequently. Chop chicken into small bite size pieces. Season with chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Cook in separate skillet in remaining oil. Cook until no longer pink. Fill taco shells. Top with any other ingredients. Cheese, chopped lettuce, sour cream...whatever you want.
I left the chicken and veggies separate just in case someone didn't want all the veggies.
The recipe didn't call for yellow squash, but I thought I'd use it. It was so good. A tip for your hard shells. Preheat an oven to 300 degrees. Place your hard shells on the rack for about 5 minutes or so until they are hot. They'll be nice and crisp.
The original recipe only called for chili powder, but at last minute I decided to add the other spices that I included above.
Ready to go!
I love the look and colors of fresh chopped veggies.
Bite size pieces of chicken make it much easier to fit in the shells. You could also shred it.
Oh Yum!! I could eat this all by itself!