While I usually will do most anything to get out of cooking, Randy and I both saw this recipe on Facebook and I just had to give them a try. These baked chicken tacos make for an easy and delicious dinner …
I bought some taco shells, because, well, you need something to hold the filling in. These new and improved taco shells are flat on the bottom, so that they stand up straight. But don’t be fooled, there will still be at least one broken shell inside the box.
I had a jar of Paul Newman’s salsa in my pantry. I poured the entire jar into the frying pan, as well as the remainder of another jar that was in the fridge. I think that flavor was peach mango.
I do not have a phobia for mixing flavors … water, cereal, soda, salsa, it’s all the same to me.
Randy had grilled a couple of whole chickens the day before. I shredded the meat from one chicken, and placed it in the frying pan with the salsa.
I simmered the salsa chicken mixture until most of the liquid was evaporated out.
I lined a baking dish with foil, and sprayed the foil with non-stick spray. Then, I lined my taco shell soldiers up in neat rows in the pan.
This is where my conundrum started. Randy and I are on two entirely different eating schedules. I like to eat dinner earlier than later and he prefers dinner later than earlier.
I figured that if I made all the chicken tacos when I was hungry, the tacos would more than likely get soggy before Randy was ready to eat.
So, I took all but one taco shell off the pan and made my dinner. I spooned a bit of the chicken mixture into the bottom of the shell.
I topped the chicken mixture with an ample amount of shredded cheddar cheese. Sharp, if you are curious.
I baked my taco in a 400° oven until the cheese was nice and melty, about 10 minutes or so.
I placed my taco on our good Dixie china and topped it with sour cream and diced roma tomatoes. Oh, my taco was very yummy.
Now a baked chicken taco expert, a couple of hours later, I repeated my efforts for Randy’s dinner.
If you know me, you know that I have said before that I do not believe that cooking is an exact science. Below is the link to the recipe, but don’t be surprised to find that I ‘Dorothy-ized’ as I went along.