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taco tuesdayz: chicken + mushroom tacos

i <3 tacos.

who doesn’t <3 tacos?

if you know someone who doesn’t <3 tacos, please fill me in on who and WHY?! i’d love to meet such a unique individual.

tacos are undeniably wonderful and they are one of my favorite make at home meals. i love all shapes and sizes. soft taco, crispy shells, corn or flour tortillas. they are all golden. but why not lighten it up and mix it up with some lettuce tacos. lately i’ve been loving crisp, crunchy, refreshing iceberg lettuce cups and they are a a great taco vehicle.

chicken + mushroom tacos

serves: 4

prep time: 20 minutes

cook time: 20 minutes

total time: 40 minutes

ingredients: 1 lb chicken tenders. 8 oz cremini or white mushrooms, diced. 4 green onions, white & green parts thinly sliced. 1 lime, sliced into 8 wedges. 3 tbs olive oil. 1 cumin. 1 tsp chili powder. .5 tsp paprika. .5 tsp dried oregano. .25 tsp cayenne pepper. 1 tsp kosher salt. .5 tsp ground pepper. 1 head of iceberg lettuce, core removed and leaves washed and dried. .25 cup tequila. 1 cup fresh pico de gallo or your favorite fresh salsa. optional: 1 avocado, diced. 1 cup mexican cheese blend. handful of cilantro sprigs.

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start by blending the cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne, half the salt and all the pepper. place all your chicken in a bowl, drizzle it with the olive oil and season with your spice blend.

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squeeze half the lime, into the mix, stir well and set aside. reserve the rest of the limes for serving. heat a large, heavy pan over medium heat.

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when the pan is nice and hot add in your chicken in an even layer. don’t crowed the pan or the chicken won’t get a nice brown. if you need to cook the chicken in two batches to not over crowed the pan, do so.

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cook the chicken till browned on each side and just cooked through. about 4 minutes a side. remove the chicken and set it aside to rest.

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add the mushrooms, the white and light green parts of the green onion and the rest of the salt to the pan.

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cook until the mushrooms have released all their moisture. about 7 minutes. pour in the tequila to deglaze the pan. use the liquid to scrape up any little brown flavor bits from the pan. cook until almost all the liquid has cooked off. about 3 minutes. while the tequila cooks down, chop up your chicken.

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add the chopped chicken and all it’s juices back into the pan.

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stir in half the salsa and stir well to combine. cook for 2 minutes till everything is nice and hot and then turn off the heat.

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to serve, fill your lettuce cups with a couple spoon fulls of your chicken mixture.

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top with the dark green parts of the green onion, some cilantro sprigs, avocado, some salsa and cheese.

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serve with a lime wedge and enjoy.

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xo, a

chicken + mushroom tacos

serves: 4

prep time: 20 minutes

cook time: 20 minutes

total time: 40 minutes

ingredients: 1 lb chicken tenders. 8 oz cremini or white mushrooms, diced. 4 green onions, white & green parts thinly sliced. 1 lime, sliced into 8 wedges. 3 tbs olive oil. 1 cumin. 1 tsp chili powder. .5 tsp paprika. .5 tsp dried oregano. .25 tsp cayenne pepper. 1 tsp kosher salt. .5 tsp ground pepper. 1 head of iceberg lettuce, core removed and leaves washed and dried. .25 cup tequila. 1 cup fresh pico de gallo or your favorite fresh salsa. optional: 1 avocado, diced. 1 cup mexican cheese blend. handful of cilantro sprigs.

start by blending the cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne, half the salt and all the pepper. place all your chicken in a bowl, drizzle it with the olive oil and season with your spice blend. squeeze half the lime, into the mix, stir well and set aside. reserve the rest of the limes for serving. heat a large, heavy pan over medium heat. when the pan is nice and hot add in your chicken in an even layer. don’t crowed the pan or the chicken won’t get a nice brown. if you need to cook the chicken in two batches to not over crowed the pan, do so. cook the chicken till browned on each side and just cooked through. about 4 minutes a side. remove the chicken and set it aside to rest. add the mushrooms, the white and light green parts of the green onion and the rest of the salt to the pan. cook until the mushrooms have released all their moisture. about 7 minutes. pour in the tequila to deglaze the pan. use the liquid to scrape up any little brown flavor bits from the pan. cook until almost all the liquid has cooked off. about 3 minutes. while the tequila cooks down, chop up your chicken. add the chopped chicken and all it’s juices back into the pan. stir in half the salsa and stir well to combine. cook for 2 minutes till everything is nice and hot and then turn off the heat. to serve, fill your lettuce cups with a couple spoon fulls of your chicken mixture. top with the dark green parts of the green onion, some cilantro sprigs, avocado, some salsa and cheese. serve with a lime wedge and enjoy.

taco tuesdayz: spicy mushroom tacos + green onion chimichurri

southern california is my home. and there are few foods we hold more dear in socal than tacos. taco tuesday is pretty much a weekly ritual where i’m from. when you drive by any mexican joint on a tuesday, it is jumping.

and like any good socal girl, i’m always game for tacos.

now, traditionally, they are filled with meat. but there are SOOOO many things you can put in a tortilla to make a delicious taco. and these mixed mushroom tacos are pleasing to vegetarians and meat eaters alike. in fact, my husband who says he needs a protein with every meal wolfed down five of these before i sat down and had a bite.

they were so good, they left me wanting more. so good in fact, i made them twice in three days because i just hadn’t had my fill.

spicy mushroom tacos + green onion chimichurri

serves: 8 tacos

prep time: 20 minutes

active time: 20 minutes

total time: 40 minutes

ingredients: 8 corn tortillas. 1 large portobello mushroom, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 4 ounces crimini mushrooms, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 2 oz shitake mushrooms, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 1 bell pepper (color of your choice), sliced into long, thin pieces. 1 red onion, halved and sliced into .5 inch thick. 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced. 3 garlic cloves, minced. 3 green onions, white and green parts, chopped fine. 1 small shallot, chopped fine. 1 tbs finely chopped cilantro. 1 tbs finely chopped parsley. .5 cup olive oil. 2 limes, sliced into wedges. 2 tbs apple cider vinegar. 1 tbs kosher salt. 1 tsp freshly ground pepper. .5 tsp red pepper flakes. large heavy pan. smaller pan for heating tortillas.

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start by combining all the mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and the serrano in a large bowl.

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drizzle the veggies with half the olive oil and season with half the salt and pepper. toss well till everything is well combined. heat your pan over medium high heat and let it get nice and hot. while the pan is heating,

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combine the green onions, the cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallots, the rest of the salt and pepper, the red pepper flakes, the juice of 1 and a half limes and the vinegar in a small bowl.

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stir in the remaining olive oil and set the chimichurri aside.

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when the pan is very hot, add in the veggies. cook them, stirring every couple minutes until they are browned, softened and all the liquid has cooked out. about 10-12 minutes. while your veggies are cooking, in a smaller pan, heat your tortillas. about 30 seconds a side till they are nice and warmed and place them in a bowl covered by a towel or in aluminum foil.

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once your veggies are cooked and tortillas are warmed, start assembling your tacos.

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fill them with a good helping of veggies. top them with a spoonful or two of your chimichurri.

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squeeze a bit of lime juice on top and enjoy.

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spicy mushroom tacos + green onion chimichurri

serves: 8 tacos

prep time: 20 minutes

active time: 20 minutes

total time: 40 minutes

ingredients: 8 corn tortillas. 1 large portobello mushroom, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 4 ounces crimini mushrooms, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 2 oz shitake mushrooms, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 1 bell pepper (color of your choice), sliced into long, thin pieces. 1 red onion, halved and sliced into .5 inch thick. 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced. 3 garlic cloves, minced. 3 green onions, white and green parts, chopped fine. 1 small shallot, chopped fine. 1 tbs finely chopped cilantro. 1 tbs finely chopped parsley. .5 cup olive oil. 2 limes, sliced into wedges. 2 tbs apple cider vinegar. 1 tbs kosher salt. 1 tsp freshly ground pepper. .5 tsp red pepper flakes. large heavy pan. smaller pan for heating tortillas.

start by combining all the mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and the serrano in a large bowl. drizzle the veggies with half the olive oil and season with half the salt and pepper. toss well till everything is well combined. heat your pan over medium high heat and let it get nice and hot. while the pan is heating, combine the green onions, the cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallots, the rest of the salt and pepper, the red pepper flakes, the juice of 1 and a half limes and the vinegar in a small bowl. stir in the remaining olive oil and set the chimichurri aside. when the pan is very hot, add in the veggies. cook them, stirring every couple minutes until they are browned, softened and all the liquid has cooked out. about 10-12 minutes. while your veggies are cooking, in a smaller pan, heat your tortillas. about 30 seconds a side till they are nice and warmed and place them in a bowl covered by a towel or in aluminum foil. once your veggies are cooked and tortillas are warmed, start assembling your tacos. fill them with a good helping of veggies. top them with a spoonful or two of your chimichurri. squeeze a bit of lime juice on top and enjoy.