Tuesday, July 9, 2013

shredded chicken tacos with mango, cucumber and red onion

a great recipe for having company over on a hot summer night. the mango, cucumber and red onion is light and refreshing, but adds lots of flavor! the chicken comes out juicy and tender since its over low heat . this can be done in a slow cooker, but i just cooked it for about an hour on low heat on the stove top.

2 lb chicken breast
salt and pepper
2 tsp paprika
1tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
1 thinly sliced red onion
1 mango sliced in thin strips
1 cucumber cut length wise in thin strips
flour tortillas
serve with avocado and lime wedges

mix salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and cayenne in a small bowl, once its completely mixed rub on chicken breast and place chicken in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, so all those happy seasonings can really work there way into the chicken. next place oil skillet on medium high heat and quickly sear both side of the chicken breasts, about 1 minute per side. then cover and reduce heat to low and let chicken cook for about 30-40 minutes. while cooking the chicken you can slice you mango, cucumber and onion. put them all together in a large bowl and add chopped cilantro and lime juice with salt to taste. mix together and set aside till you're ready to build your tasty taco. when chicken is finished cooking take each breast out and shred by pulling it with two forks. when all your chicken is shredded add it back to the pan to soak up the seasoned juices in the pan. heat for about 2 minutes and remove from heat. now  build your taco to your liking!

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