I woke up groggy as fuck this morning.
Hair all fucked up, sleep lines on my face…I’m so glad I have today off.
Pillows all over the floor, last nights dress in the corner and my left ankle itching like a motherfucker for some reason.
All I could think about was stuffing my face with just some greasy ass shit.
But since I don’t have greasy shit laying around, why Dana, whyyyyyyyy, I made these tacos instead.
Just like that, I’m a new woman.
What I Used
Chicken: 2 – 3 Boneless Chicken Breasts. 3 cups Chicken Broth. 2 tsp Smoked Paprika. 2 tsp Ground Cumin. 1 tsp Onion Powder. 1 tsp Garlic Powder. Salt. Pepper. Red Pepper Flakes.
Corn Relish: 1 can Yellow Sweet Corn. 1 handful Minced Cilantro. 1 tsp Smoked Paprika. 1 tsp Cumin. Salt. Pepper.
Everything Else: Corn or Flour Tortillas. 1 Large Avocado. 1 large handful Shredded Cabbage. 1 cup Diced Pancetta (optional). 1 Habenero Pepper (optional).
What I Did
This is really just an exercise in me seeing how much shit I can put on a taco and it still taste good, these babies are LOADED.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and sear it in a large saute pan until browns on both sides.
Then add in 3 cups chicken broth, 2 teaspoons cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 2 teaspoons smoked paprika and a good shake of red pepper.
Gently stir it around until it’s all mixed together and then reduce the heat to medium and let the chicken finish cooking in the spiced broth.
Another 10 to 12 minutes, or until 1/3rd of the liquid remains.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Add to the bowl 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon cumin, salt, pepper and a light dose of olive oil.
Squeeze a little lime in here too, trust me.
Mix it all together and add in a handful of the minced cilantro.
Stir to combine and set aside.
If you choose to use pancetta, add the pancetta bits in a dry skillet and cook until slightly golden.
It cooks just like bacon but faster so keep moving it around so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of your pan.
Strain on a paper towel and set aside.