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18 INGREDIENTS8 STEPS35MIN

Simple Chicken Tacos

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Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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Assembling your own Simple Chicken Tacos couldn’t be more fun, and kids and adults alike will consistently gobble up every shred of lettuce, cheese, chicken, and tortilla on their plates.

35MIN

Total Cooking Time

18

Ingredients
Alexandra's Kitchen
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
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Taco Filling
1/2 Tbsp
Grapeseed Oil
1
Small Onion , finely chopped
3 cloves
Medium Garlic , minced
2 Tbsp
Chili Powder
1 tsp
Ground Cumin
to taste
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 lb
1/2 cup
Water
1/2 tsp
Toppings
as needed
to taste
to taste
to taste
Avocados , diced
to taste
Salsa
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Step 1
Heat Grapeseed Oil (1/2 Tbsp) in a large skillet over medium heat until hot and shimmering but not smoking, about 2 minutes.
Step 2
Add Onion (1) and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes.
Step 3
Add Garlic (3 cloves) , Chili Powder (2 Tbsp) , Ground Cumin (1 tsp) , and Salt (1/2 tsp) ; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Step 4
Add Chicken Thighs (1 lb) and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
Step 5
Add Canned Crushed Tomatoes (1/2 cup) , Water (1/2 cup) , Granulated Sugar (1 tsp) and Apple Cider Vinegar (1/2 Tbsp) ; bring to simmer.
Step 6
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently, until liquid has reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasonings with Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) .
Step 7
Wrap Tortillas (as needed) in foil, and place in a 350 degrees F oven for 15 minutes or until warm.
Step 8
Remove from oven, and transfer to tea towel to keep warm. Place chicken, Shredded Cheddar Cheese (to taste) , Romaine Lettuce (to taste) , Salsa (to taste) , Sour Cream (to taste) , and Avocados (to taste) in bowls. Assemble as desired.

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