Sweet Chipotle Tacos

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

As I am sitting here reveling in tasty tacos (I had one of these tacos for lunch... mmmm), a car alarm is going off.  I wouldn't mind so much except that this car alarm has gone off every 3 to 5 minutes for the past three hours, and I am feeling a little grouchy. Good thing I am talking about something I love so much.

Ah, tacos, you beautiful food!  There isn't much that is more satisfying than a good taco.  And this, is a good taco.  The slightly sweet, with a hint of spicy meat, filling quinoa, beautiful greens, beans and a homemade ranch all wrapped up in a soft tortilla.  Seriously a winner.  



Sweet Chipotle Tacos:

Chipotle Chicken: 
2 or 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
2 1/2 Tbs honey
1 Tbs dijon mustard
1 tsp stone ground mustard
2 Tbs chopped cilantro
2 tsp minced garlic

Chop the chicken into strips, and cut those strips in half.  Put in a large ziploc bag, or tupperware.  Combine salt, pepper, oil, chipotle powder, honey, mustards, cilantro and garlic in a small jar and shake to combine.  Pour over the chicken and let marinade for 2 - 4 hours or overnight.  Cook in a frying pan over medium high heat until the chicken is cooked through and beginning to brown.   

Toppings: 
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup of cooked quinoa
3 cups of mixed baby lettuce (or greens of your choice)


If you have questions or comments, I would love to hear them at measureandwhisk[at]gmail[dot]com!  

4 comments

  1. That top photo is BEAUTIFUL! I'd say one of your best ever.

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  2. Mmmmmmm! Looks super yum! -And I feel ya with the car alarm. Janni, my almost 2 year old, had my car keys, while over at my sister-in-law's the other day, and managed to hit my panic button on my keyless entry device and talk about a loud, annoying sound! It was also super embarrassing to go outside to turn it off, only to see a neighbor outside checking on the noise. Awkward. ;-)

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  3. Mmmmmmm! Looks super yum! -And I feel ya with the car alarm. Janni, my almost 2 year old, had my car keys, while over at my sister-in-law's the other day, and managed to hit my panic button on my keyless entry device and talk about a loud, annoying sound! It was also super embarrassing to go outside to turn it off, only to see a neighbor outside checking on the noise. Awkward. ;-)

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