Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Cream

A Feteful Life: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado CreamI love Mexican food. Honestly, I think it would be a tough fight between Italian and Mexican food if I had to pick just one to eat for the rest of my life. I think why I like both of them so much is that they use simple fresh ingredients to create beautiful and delicious food. And, my absolute favorite Mexican food to make are tacos. Learning that I could char my taco shells with my gas range has been a game changer for me and has resulted in a lot of tacos. These chicken tacos are one of our favorites. Not only is it simple to whip up, the cilantro slaw and the avocado cream are heavenly. Enjoy!

A Feteful Life: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Cream

A Feteful Life: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Cream

A Feteful Life: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Cream

A Feteful Life: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Cream

A Feteful Life: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Cream

A Feteful Life: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Cream

A Feteful Life: Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Cream

Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Cream {adapted from Cooking Light}

Ingredients

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon  salt
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cooking spray
1/8 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1/4 cup light sour cream
2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
1/2 ripe peeled avocado, diced
2 cups packaged angel hair slaw
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas

Directions

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with chile powder, garlic salt and cumin. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove chicken from pan.

Combine rind, 1 tablespoon juice and next 3 ingredients (through avocado) in a blender or food processor; process until smooth.

Combine remaining 1 tablespoon juice, slaw, onions, cilantro, oil and salt, tossing to coat.

With a pair of tongs hold a tortilla over the flame of a gas burner for a few seconds, checking regularly to ensure that it doesn’t burn. Flip and repeat with the other side. Keep the tortillas warm on an oven safe plate in a warm oven and cover with aluminum foil.

 

Cucumber-Radish Slaw

A Feteful Life: Cucumber Radish Slaw

I originally intended to make a risotto for this post (and I’m sure I will at some point in the near future) but when I was at the grocery store last week I came across the most beautiful rainbow radishes and I couldn’t pass them up. On top of that, we had such a gorgeous weekend in store that I couldn’t bear the thought of being cooped up inside stirring my risotto. This simple slaw was just the ticket and was a beautiful addition to the flank steak we threw on the grill. Fresh, colorful, acidic and crisp. I think this may be my go-to slaw for the foreseeable future.

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Cucumber-Radish Slaw (by Everyday Foods)

Ingredients

1-2 english cucumbers (I used one very large one)
4-6 radishes (to equal 1 cup)
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
ground pepper
2 tablespoons finely minced red onion

Directions

Peel English cucumbers. Halve lengthwise; scrape out any seeds with a teaspoon. Slice cucumbers very thinly on the diagonal.

Thinly slice radishes. In a large colander, toss vegetables with coarse salt. Top mixture with a plate that fits inside colander; weight with a heavy object. Drain in sink 20 minutes; squeeze vegetables in paper towels to dry.

Transfer to a bowl; toss with minced red onion, cider vinegar, olive oil, and 1 teaspoon sugar; season with salt and ground pepper. Serve immediately.

A Feteful Life: Cucumber Radish Slaw