Tacos de Pollo
Why I Love This Recipe
I don't know if that's correct in Spanish or not, but it's CHICKEN tacos, the real-world Mexican way. I dig this little check-cashing, money-laundering taco joint in my hood called TexMex. Everything's in Spanglish, and it's the real deal. It ain't Don Pablo's, and this is how they make 'em, by my best guess after eating there for a few years now.
Ingredients You'll Need
diced whole, boned & skinned raw Chicken (or sub breast meat, if you prefer)
5-7 whole Tomatillos, diced
1ea Poblano and Jalepeno pepper, diced
1 sm can diced green Chilis
1 sm Tomato, diced
Water as needed
generous amounts of: fresh Garlic, Cilantro, Mexican Oregano, Chili Powder, any of your favorite "TACO" seasonings (or just buy an envelope of McCormicks)
Salt & Pepper, to your taste
20pk or more soft Corn Tortillas
shredded Mexican Queso (I like Oaxacan)
lg bunch Cilantro, chopped
Heat oil in heavy skillet w/an available fitting LID.
Season diced meat as desired; add to skillet when oil is hot to brown.
Once beginning to brown, add tomatillos, peppers, chilis and tomato.
Add enough water to make a thin sauce to keep veggies from sticking.
Season again to taste, cover with lid and cook til veggies are soft and cooked thru, 15-20min, stirring occasionally to break up veggies.
Remove lid and cook off liquid til sauce is thick, increasing heat if need be.
To serve, heat a separate heavy skillet or griddle, preferably cast iron, on HIGH.
When hot, heat tortillas thru on each side.
Serve meat mixture in 2 stacked tortillas (they hold up better in two's), topped with lots of queso, chopped cilantro and a generous squeeze of lime.
Viva la Mexicano! Enjoy!