Sunday, September 23, 2018

Oniony Chicken Fajita Tacos

Definitely click the photo; it's much better enlarged.

Ten minute recipe, produces a sure-fire (and genuine!) "8":

You'll need:
Leftover chicken
Tomato (I used Compari)
Pea shoots or baby spinach
Corn tortillas (I used these courtesy of this)

Preheat cast iron skillet (a small one if you've got one) to medium-high.

Coarsely chop some onion

Coarsely dice some leftover chicken

Coarsely dice a couple of Compari tomatoes

Pour and spread a tablespoon of olive oil in pan

Add onions, shake pan to settle into a single layer, generously sprinkle with salt and pepper and leave alone.

When onions barely begin to brown on bottom, pile chicken atop in a single layer and leave alone.

When onions are quite brown on the bottom, stir/scrape chicken/onion mixture.

Add a generous handful of pea shoots (baby spinach will also work), continue stirring.

Season with hot sauce or chili flakes.

Once the chicken mixture glistens, the greens are wilted, and the kitchen's filled with aroma, transfer to a bowl.

Wipe out pan with paper towel, add two quality corn tortillas (no oil).

Warm tortillas, flipping frequently with your fingers until soft (it doesn't matter if the tortillas overlap a bit in the pan).

Spread tortillas lightly with quality hummus and top with tomatoes and chicken mixture. Eat immediately.

Note: some chopped coriander added at the end (or briefly marinated with the tomato in some vinegar) would have been even better.

Another note: there's nothing more satisfying than turning blah provisions into something delicious without any highly-involved trickery. Regardless of how miserable your leftover chicken seems, or how simple this recipe appears (there's literally nothing novel or interesting about it), it's like a magic trick. Try it and see!

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