Chicken Taco Fast Food Goodness
By Lisa Starr, Meatland, Israel
700 grams skinless, deboned chicken breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup chicken stock SEASONING3 tablespoons lemon juice or rice vinegar1 tablespoon olive oil2 teaspoons crushed garlic1 sachet taco seasoning** Find Ortego taco sachets at or substitute this by combining 2 teaspoons EACH of dried oregano, cumin, paprika, garlic powder/granules, 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.SERVINGTaco shells OR tortilla OR pita/laffaDiced tomato and onionChopped coriander leaves (optional)Shredded lettuceThinned tahini sauce to drizzle in place of sour cream
1: Combine taco seasoning ingredients listed, add 3 tablespoons of the chicken stock to make a loose paste, add chicken and mix to coat well. Marinate for 1/2 hour if you have the time but this isn't crucial.
Using a ready-mixed taco spice makes this especially easy but don't let this stop you. Combining your own spices works perfectly too and adds on mere minutes. Traditional chicken or beef tacos are topped with grated cheese, avocado and sour cream. Non-traditional thin tahini gives a similar creaminess and doesn't take away from the flavors. This deliciously spiced chicken can also be served on salad greens with spicy potato wedges to make a Mexican-style chicken salad. You're limited only by your imagination.