Green Chile Chicken Soft Tacos with Chipotle Crema

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I heard today is National Soft Taco day.  I love crispy tacos, but sometime soft tacos are what I want!  Here is one that you can make quick with ingredients you can buy on the way home!

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What you need:

  • 12 oz. cooked chicken
  • 4 Tablespoons canned, diced green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 3 limes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas

Crema

  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 4 chilies from a can of chipotle chilies in adobo sauce

Condiments:

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Grated cheese (jack or other soft white cheese)
  • Tomatoes
  • Chopped green onion
  • Avocado

How to Do it:

Cut one lime in half.  Rub both sides of each tortilla well.  Sprinkle on some chili powder and put the tortillas in a plastic bag.  Set aside.

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In a blender, whip the chipotles with the cream until the cream starts to thicken.  Pour into a bowl and set aside

Mix the chicken, green chilies, the juice from the remaining limes and the chili powder, lemon pepper and cumin.  Heat up in a small sauce pan.

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Put the tortillas in the plastic bag into the microwave and heat until the bag expands and the tortillas are soft.

Spread the meat mixture evenly over each tortilla.

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Pour a spoonful for two of crema over the top.

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Each person can put what condiments they want on top.

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Serves 4

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9 Responses to Green Chile Chicken Soft Tacos with Chipotle Crema

  1. This looks so yummy and tasty, I love avocado but never tried it like this before, need to try 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

  2. I love tacos and it is past lunchtime. You made me stop comments to eat. That never happens!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST.

  3. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty. I look forward to what you will share next week! We hope you’ll come back again next Thursday when we open our doors at 9:00 AM EST.

  4. Emily says:

    Any kinds of tacos are a thumbs-up in our house! These sound delicious! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday!

  5. Denise says:

    I love the tortilla trick! Gotta try that soon.

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