Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chicken and Asparagus Taco Time

These tacos were inspired by what was in my fridge and the awesome hot paprika that my lovely friend Jovan brought back for me from Germany.  Plus who doesn't love tacos? No one I know.  Anyways this is also my one fun thing I'm letting myself do today (writing this post) because otherwise I have a crazy amount of school work to do.  I have three papers due in the next two weeks with one due tomorrow and one on sunday.....yes it is intense, but that is graduate school right? Right?....well I think so.  Anyways on to the tacos these are very healthy and yes spicy but as we all know you can control your own amount of spice, but be warned if you follow these directions expect spicy:) And once again this recipe is by yours truly:)

Serves 2-3


1 large chicken breast, cubed

1 bunch of asparagus, chopped in two inch pieces

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon hot paprika or cayanne

1/8 teaspoon cumin

1/8 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon nature's seasoning (optional)

1 tablespoon Tapatio sauce

3 tablespoons plain yogurt

3 tablespoons salsa

Pepper and salt to taste

Olive oil

Small corn tortillas

Extra sharp cheddar, shredded

The Process
1.  Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat, when hot add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

2.  Begin steaming asparagus, steam for 2-3 minutes (al dente).

3.  After 1 minute add chicken to skillet and turn heat up to medium-high, cook for about 5 minutes.

4.  Drain asparagus and add to skillet, turn heat back down to a low-medium.

5.  Add to skillet: hot paprika, cumin, garlic salt, nature's seasoning, chili powder, Tapatio sauce, plain yogurt, salsa and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook for 2 more minutes or until mixture is hot and chicken is cooked through.

6.  In the mean time warm up tortillas.

7.  Assemble: tortilla, cheese, hot mixture of chicken and asparagus then top with more plain yogurt, salsa, and Tapatio.

8.  Eat!

I know it seems odd to have asparagus in tacos, but it is surprisingly and wonderfully delicious:)  Also note that I realize extra sharp cheddar is fattening but when you use extra sharp cheddar you can use a small amount because the flavor is so big, so keep that in mind.

1 comment:

  1. awesome this looks AWESOME! if i had a stove i would cook it!