Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cooking: Chipolte Lime Chicken Tacos

We love Mexican food at our home and I thought I would try a new recipe.

So you 1 large roasted chicken (about 4-6 lbs),

I cut up

In 2 Tbsp olive oil, brown the chicken pieces

Next, take these ingredients; 1/2 c. of each lime juice and honey 1/4 c. chopped cilantro, 2 large dried peppers, 1/2 onion chopped, 3 T dijon mustard, 1 T. tomato paste, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1 t. ground cumin, 1/2 t. allspice and salt

Then, chop 2 chipotle chiles in adobo

Add all the ingredients to a blender.

And blend:

After the chicken is browned, deglaze the pan with 1 c. water and 1/2 c. red wine. Add chicken, and the sauce back in the dutch oven. Cover and bake in 250 degree oven for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Your house will smell heavenly.

Remove chicken and reduce the sauce by half on top of the stove.

Remove all the meat, you should be able to do this with a fork as the meat is so tender.

I chopped up an avocado, tomatoes and lettuce. Shredded some cheddar.

You have the most glorious chicken to put on your tacos, burritos or nachos. A little effort but so worth it.

Chipotle Lime Chicken for tacos

1 large roasted chicken (about 4-6 lbs), cut in 8 pieces
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 c. lime juice
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. cilantro
2 chipotle chiles in adobo
2 large, mild dried peppers
1/2 onion, chopped
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp tomato paste
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp cumin, ground
1/2 tsp allspice, ground
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. water
1/2 c. red wine


  1. That is exactly the kind of food we would enjoy! I'm printing now. :)

  2. Cynthia, Everything you do looks so perfect!!!! I am going to write this down!!!
    Your pictures are beautiful!!!

  3. This is way too complicated for me! Could you be a doll and send me the link to your chicken salad recipe again? I forgot to write it down and can't find it! I want to try it out ASAP!

  4. Cynthia,

    that really looks yummy!!!

  5. Looks delicious. I've never cut up a chicken though. I guess I could just buy the pieces.

  6. I do a similar recipe, but use Tilapia filets seared in my grill pan...delicsh!

  7. I do a similar recipe, but use Tilapia filets seared in my grill pan...delicsh!


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