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30 Days of Cooking Light–Day 13. Shredded Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Grilled Corn

July 31, 2011

You can find the recipe here.

 

Today we tried this very simple recipe for shredded chicken tacos. At least it seemed simple until I caught myself cursing the ears of corn under the broiler while waiting for them to char. I went well over the suggested 18 minutes in the recipe and only managed a light brown color on the corn.  It could have been due to the fact that I roasted 4 ears of corn rather than two.

The rest of the dish was easy to prepare–shredded rotisserie chicken, chopped tomatoes and avocados, lime wedges.

Jeremy and I had mixed reviews of this recipe. He found it “dry” and I really enjoyed it. I think the difference lay in the fact that he does NOT like tomatoes and that is where most of the moisture in the dish came from. I also squeezed two lime wedges over my tacos. In the future I will add chopped green onion to this dish and maybe some sour cream for my veggie “tolerating” hubs. It would also be fun to try it with pineapple salsa…

We served the tacos with fresh fruit and steamed veggies for a lively summer lunch.

It was the perfect choice for a weekend where we’ve had three parties to attend and  were craving something light and healthy to off set the two pieces of cake yesterday….or was that just me??

The kids enjoyed the dish without peppers and tomatoes. I made a little cheese quesadilla for Morgan with the avocado,fruit and veggies. Leighton enjoyed roast chicken with steamed cauliflower, fresh fruit, and avocado. Jeremy left off the tomatoes. Such is the beauty of “build your own” meals.

Phew! Everyone was happy!

**I have quite a bit of roasted corn leftover that I am hoping to use for roasted corn and avocado salsa for part of our Meatless Monday meal tomorrow.

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2011 1:48 am

    I am LOVING all of these posts! I have most of the posts saved in my reader- can’t wait to try them!

    • August 1, 2011 3:18 am

      Thank you! I love hearing that! Hope you enjoy them 🙂

  2. August 1, 2011 2:50 am

    i think our husbands must have EXACTLY the same taste buds!!! its soooo funny to read jeremy’s responses to some of your dishes, b/c i can totally hear the same thing coming out of cris’ mouth! haha! the one good thing about cris being in hawaii this year, as that while he is away i can cook all the “girl food” i want, without having to make a totally different meal for my husband 🙂

  3. August 1, 2011 3:18 am

    em–the whole “No tomato, no squash, no sweet potatoes, no….” makes me crazy! Enjoy making all of the girl food while you can!

  4. Liz permalink
    August 16, 2011 7:41 pm

    This was a hit in our house last night! Jeff couldn’t stop commenting about how much he liked the roasted corn in the tacos. I was able to get good color on the corn by turning up the oven to 450-500 and putting the sheet pan on the lowest rack – but that might just be one positive thing about our horrible, small oven. And I found the “build your own” element to this meal is especially helpful for satisfacation all around the table!

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