My daughter’s soccer games are on Monday nights, usually around 5:30/6:00. Dinner can be tricky! These chicken tacos were a great solution to eating on the go–so easy to prepare! I came up with the recipe, and I’ll admit, I’m kinda impressed with myself:)
I had cooked, shredded chicken in the freezer which was made using this process. I froze it in a ziplock bag with about 1/2 cup of chicken broth. I add the broth to keep the chicken flavorful during the freezing process. When I use this method, I can never tell that the chicken has been frozen, and freezing it flat in a ziplock makes thawing a snap. I also use mason jars, but it takes longer to thaw in them.
I dumped the chicken out into a pan, broth and all. Then I added chili powder and taco seasoning (I make mine homemade, using this recipe), and 3 oz. cream cheese. This is just enough to make the chicken creamy and give it a rich flavor. Salt & pepper and some fresh herbs, and Voila! Seasoned chicken for tacos! This would be great in enchiladas, too.
Fresh Herbs and Lettuce From My Garden! So exciting!!
We were running late, rushing around to find jackets and long-sleeved shirts as the weather went from sunny and warm, to windy, chilly and stormy. I knew it was either make dinner portable or show up way too late, so I took a tortilla, added the chicken and some cheese, then heated in the microwave for about 25 seconds or until the cheese melted. I ripped squares of foil, rolled the tacos up like a burrito and then rolled them in the foil. I put the lettuce and tomato I had prepared into a ziplock, threw everything into a bag, and off we went to soccer.
My girls would rather not have the lettuce and tomato on their tacos, so they were very happy to eat their tacos in the car without the toppings. Todd and I ate ours at the soccer field, where I snapped this picture before I scarfed the rest down. The angle is a bit weird, but it was in my lap and I felt very WEIRD snapping photos of my food at a soccer game, so it was a quick pic! Sorry if the bite out of it is unappetizing!;)
The family loved these. I will be making them often!
Portable Chicken Tacos
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp taco seasoning (or to taste)
3 oz. cream cheese
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Fresh Parsely and Chives (optional)
Whole Wheat Tortillas
(whatever toppings you like)
Heat chicken, broth, seasonings, cream cheese, salt and pepper in pan on med. heat for about 5-10 minutes, stirring to incorporate the cream cheese as it melts. Remove from heat and add fresh herbs (optional)
Make you tacos using the method described above if you need a portable dinner. If not, serve chicken on the tortillas, add toppings of choice and enjoy!