7.26.2011

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Grilled Corn

In August's issue of Cooking Light they did a section of easy five ingredient entrees for summer. Their tag line read " These easy five- ingredient entrees mean you can spend more time chilling, less time shopping and chopping." They were exactly right! I bought a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and this weeknight meal took less than thirty minutes from start to finish. The fresh avocado paired with the smokey corn and tomato salsa made this a very satisfying dish. If you want to spice things up a bit feel free to add salsa or Tabasco for more heat.

Source: Cooking Light August 2011

You Will Need:
  • 2 ears shucked corn
  • 1 (12 oz) package baby heirloom tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded chicken, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1 peeled avocado, cut into 16 slices
  • 8 lime wedges (optional)

Here We Go:
  • Preheat broiler
  • Place corn on a baking sheet and broil for 18 minutes or until charred on all sides, rotating every 6 minutes
  • Cut kernels from corn
  • Place kernels in a medium bowl
  • Cut tomatoes into quarters
  • Add tomatoes to corn and sprinkle corn mixture with black pepper and salt
  • Heat tortillas according to package directions
  • Divide chicken evenly among tortillas and top each taco with 1/4 cup corn mixture and 2 avocado slices
  • Serve with lime wedges, if desired

Makes 4 tacos
Happy Feasting!

10 comments:

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

I love chicken tacos! This looks so delicious, yum!! :)

Allison Williams said...

Yum! Definitely trying this!

Chrissy said...

Yum! I love chicken tacos, and I love your addition of the avocado. Can't wait to try this :)

Erin said...

Love Cooking Light! I saw this too, but haven't tried it yet. Glad it is good!

Kate@Diethood said...

Delicious tacos...anything with avocado and grilled corn is bound to be good!

I love picking up one of those rotisserie chickens at the store when there's no time to wait for dinner. :)

Maris(In Good Taste) said...

So much better then beef tacos! Bookmarking this

The Harried Cook said...

I love the freshness of the ingredients... Yum! Thanks for sharing...

Toyin O. said...

That looks yummy:)

Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen said...

Yum...that looks like the perfect avocado!

plasterer bristol said...

These sound great, thanks for posting this recipe..

Simon