Mojito Chicken Tacos

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If I'm going out to drink, I typically order wine unless I see mojitos on the menu. Mojitos are hands down my favorite alcoholic drink, even if I still can't master making them at home. A plain mojito is just fine with me, but I'll never complain if you add in some berries or other delicious ingredients.

When I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. Mainly because it would convince me to purchase the mojito mixers and I figure, if I can't make a real mojito at home, I can at least purchase the mixer, some decent white rum and add in fresh mint and pretend I really made it all by myself.



Mojito Chicken Tacos
Source: Kitchen Trial and Error
Servings: 6-8
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Ingredients:
Marinade:
    • juice of 1 orange
    • juice of 1 lime
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup mojito mix
    • 1 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
    • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
    • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

    Sauce:

    • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
    • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
    • juice of 1 lime 
    • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
    • 1 tsp. puree from pepper in adobo sauce

    Toppings:

    • onion, sliced
    • lettuce, shredded
    • tomato, diced
    • shredded taco cheese
    • tortillas or hard shell tacos 
Directions:
1. Combine ingredients for marinade in a large zip-top bag. Add the chicken breast, toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 2 hours but up to overnight.
2. Add the sauce ingredients to a small bowl, whisk until combined and then refrigerate until ready to use.
3. Heat a grill to high heat.
4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and slice into 1" strips. Discard marinade.
5. Add chicken pieces and onion to the grill and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
6. Assemble the taco with the grilled chicken and onions on the bottom, followed by the lettuce, tomato and cheese. Top with a dollop of the sauce.

These were mouthwateringly delicious. The marinade only came through slightly on the chicken, but the sauce was to die for and the grilled onions really added a nice touch to these tacos. If you are looking for a stronger mojito flavor, you might as well use some of your extra mix and whip yourself up a drink!  

2 comments:

  1. What a great twist on tacos, they look great!

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  2. Lovely tacos! I like the tart and spicy seasoning! Yum!

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