Have split chicken breasts you need to cook? You can buy them for like $0.99/lb., so you should!
Anyways, I have baked, broiled, and pan-fried them, but tonight I was SERIOUSLY craving my mom’s chicken tacos! As a kid, my step dad and I would compete for who could eat the most, the fastest (I know sexy, huh?). Don’t ask about how many I could eat either! I so LOVED the crispy corn tortillas full of moist shredded chicken, that was dressed with refried beans, lettuce (see, it was healthy! Ha, Ha!) and cheese – YUM!!!
Well, I can’t eat that way and see my feet, so tonight I tried a Paleo version of my beloved favorite and it turned out great! Even my 9-year old said they tasted like my mom’s tacos; well,of course, minus the tortillas, beans, and cheese.
Here’s what I did…
- 4 split chicken breasts
- chicken bouillon cube or paste
- olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 head of butter lettuce
- guacamole of your choice
- salsa of your choice
- cilantro, chopped
- Simply boil you chicken in a large pot with one or two bouillon cubes or 1 tablespoon of paste.
- Allow to boil until cooked all the way through and tender.
- Let pot cool and begin shredding when the chicken is cool enough to handle.
- Shred the chicken.
- I like the fried texture and taste from my mom’s tacos, so after I removed all the chicken from the pot and poured out the chicken broth, I added olive oil to the pot. When the oil was hot, I added my chicken back in and fried it a bit.
- I then served the chicken in butter lettuce leaves with my favorite salsa, guacamole, and cilantro leaves.