Smoky Chicken Tacos/Scoops

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Echo Day

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@echoleigh

These started out as smoky chicken tacos, using leftovers from a rotisserie chicken, but ended up an instant favorite in our house!

After I assembled the tacos for my husband, I put some Baked Tostitos Scoops on the side and handed off the plate. He LOVED the tacos and wanted another before I had even finished making my plate. When I carried his plate to the kitchen, I noticed some of the meat had fallen into one of the scoops and a lightbulb went off.

I quickly put some of the chicken mixture into one of the scoops, topped it with salsa verde and sour cream and had a quick taste test. And I just about died and went to heaven. It was THAT GOOD.

Try it! You won't be disappointed!

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I love finding new appetizers to share with my friends, and this one is a real find. Tasting this during the preparation made me wonder if it might be a little too spicy for my taste. When I was through, though, the flavors had melded together to form a perfectly scrumptious little bite!

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Rating:
★★★★★ 9 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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2 c
shredded chicken
1-2 tsp
extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp
chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
dash(es)
lime juice
onion slices, to taste
jalapeno slices, to taste
salsa verde
white corn tortillas or tortilla cups
sour cream

How to Make Smoky Chicken Tacos/Scoops

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a small skillet, to this you should add a little bit of EVOO (about 1-2 teaspoons), about 3/4 teaspoon Chipotle chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, a splash of lime juice, onion slices and jalapeno slices to taste.
  • 2Toss the ingredients together until the chicken is covered in spices and is incorporated with the onion and jalapeno slices.
  • 3Fry over medium heat until heated thoroughly and onions are translucent (about 8-10 minutes). Then it’s time for assembly!
  • 4Spoon into tortilla scoops or into white corn tortillas (if you prefer tacos to scoops). Top with sour cream and enjoy!

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About Smoky Chicken Tacos/Scoops

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican




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