Spicy Chicken Taco AKA Pollo Taco Stewed With Onion

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It is Taco Tuesday! Well, maybe when you are reading this it is not a Tuesday, but that does not matter when you are eating some pollo tacos that came from this spicy chicken taco recipe.

Quesadillas, Nachos, And Tacos, Oh My!

I have always enjoyed a good taco, however, usually, I choose the quesadillas and nachos over the tacos. To put it differently, nachos are superb, and quesadillas are one of my top 3 favorite foods to eat.

On the contrary, tacos still play an essential part in my life. When I go to a restaurant for the first time that serves Mexican cuisine, I will try the most basic food to see if I need to order anything else in the future.

My philosophy is that if you run a Mexican restaurant, and you can’t make good tacos, then I do not need to try anything else at your restaurant. Now, if the tacos taste great, then I will spend all my money just to get some more tacos, and I will try everything else on the menu.

When I try out tacos I always go for the chicken tacos. I mean, you can’t go wrong with chicken tacos, right? There is something about chicken tacos that is simple, yet fantastic. Once I verify that the chicken tacos are good, then I upgrade myself to the shrimp tacos and the steak tacos.

The cool thing about tacos is that they are easy to make. So, why spend money on tacos if you can make them yourself? Because you are lazy sometimes? I am not even going to lie, I spent good money on some tacos because I was lazy, but that is beside the point.

With this spicy chicken taco recipe, you will make some pollo tacos that will immediately send your taste buds into the United States of flavor town.

Crispy Spicy And Sweet Pork Tacos Recipe. The Spicy Chicken Taco Recipe Alternative

I think this spicy chicken taco recipe is phenomenal, however, I am aware that not everybody likes chicken as much as I do. Rather than eating pollo tacos, you can try this crispy spicy, and sweet pork tacos recipe that will satisfy your taco cravings.

What Are Pollo Tacos?

Pollo tacos is another name for chicken tacos since chicken means pollo in Spanish. Pollo tacos also refer to chicken tacos that have been slow-cooked. The slow-cooked method does not have to be specific. This recipe will involve the chicken being slow-cooked in a large skillet with the lid over it.

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How Do I Eat A Taco?

There is no right or wrong way to eat a taco, especially a spicy chicken taco. You can grab the taco and shove it down your mouth. You can eat your tacos with a fork. Scream happy taco Tuesday before every bite if you want to. Whatever way you choose to devour your tacos make sure that you savor every bit of flavor.

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How Do You Hold A Soft Taco?

For soft tacos, I grab the middle of the taco. By doing this the taco retains most of the filler that is inside it.

How Do You Keep Hard Taco Shells From Breaking?

To prevent your hard taco shell from breaking you must be gentle with the taco. What a hilarious statement, just eat your taco and have a happy taco Tuesday. Hard taco shells breaking never stop me from eating my tacos.

Are Pollo Tacos Healthy?

Pollo tacos can be healthy depending on a few factors. How the chicken was cooked, what tortillas are being used, and any extra ingredients being added should be taken into consideration.

What Toppings Go On Spicy Chicken Tacos?

Raw onions chopped up alongside some tomatoes and cilantro, layered with some pickled jalapeno slices. Add the lime juice, and now we have pica de gallo. Mix those ingredients with some avocados, and now we have some homemade guacamole. Either way, you can’t go wrong eating spicy chicken tacos.

Making The Spicy Chicken Tacos Recipe

Serving Size: 8

  • Pollo Taco Filler
    • 4 Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Thighs
    • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
    • 2  Tsp Chicken Flavor Bouillon
    • 1 Tsp Paprika
    • 1/2 Whole Onion
    • 1 Tsp Thyme
    • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
    • 4 Garlic Cloves
    • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
    • 2 Cups Water
    • 1/2 Cup Jalapeno Juice
    • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Taco Shell
    • 2 Cups Mexican Blend Cheese
    • 8 Tortillas (Corn Or White Flour)
    • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • Equipment
    • Large Skillet (Big Enough To Fit 4 Chicken Thighs, Half A Onion, And 4 Garlic Cloves)
    • Lid That Can Fit The Large Skillet
    • Mixing Spoon
    • Spatula
    • Two Forks (Optional If You Want To Shred The Chicken)

Cooking The Chicken

Put all the ingredients, except for the tortillas, oil, and cheese into the skillet. Cook the food with the lid covering it for 30 minutes. After that, uncover the food and cook for another 40 minutes. Stir the food occasionally.

Cooking The Tortillas

Once the 40 minutes is up, remove the chicken mixture out of the skillet, but keep a little of the sauce that was created by the chicken mixture. After removing the mixture, add oil to the skillet. If the skillet can only fit four tortillas, then use 1 tbsp of oil for the first batch of tortillas, then use the rest of the oil for the second batch.

Next, scrub the tortillas in your sauce/oil mixture on both sides. This way the tortilla is fully coated. For best coating results, only do one tortilla at a time. Now, add the four tortillas to the skillet, and cook for 4 minutes.

After the 4 minutes, flip the tortillas over, and add 1/4 a cup of Mexican blended cheese per tortilla. Since there are four tortillas, you will need 1 cup of cheese for this batch. When the tortillas are covered with cheese, cover the skillet with the lid and cook for 3 minutes. 3 minutes later and the tortillas are ready to go. Repeat those steps with the next four tortillas.

Assembling The Spicy Chicken Taco

When the tortillas are ready, add chicken mixture on top of the tortillas, then fold to form your taco. If you want to shred your chicken, then you can do so by using two forks.

Taco Tuesday Every Day

Enjoy your chicken tacos!

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Spicy Chicken Taco AKA Pollo Taco

It is Taco Tuesday! Well, maybe when you are reading this it is not a Tuesday, but that does not matter when you are eating some pollo tacos that came from this spicy chicken taco recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
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Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 141 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

  • Large Skillet (Big Enough To Fit 4 Chicken Thighs, Half A Onion, And 4 Garlic Cloves)
  • Lid (Fit Large Skillet)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Two Forks (Optional If You Want To Shred The Chicken)
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

Stewed Chicken

  • 4 Whole Chicken Thighs Boneless, Skinless
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Bouillon Chicken Flavor
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Whole Onion
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 4 Whole Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cups Jalapeno Juice
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

Taco Shell

  • 2 Cups Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 8 Whole Tortillas (Corn Or White Flour)
  • 2 Tbsp Oil

Instructions
 

Add Ingredients Into Skillet

  • Put all the ingredients into the skillet. Cook the food with the lid covering it for 30 minutes. After that, uncover the food and cook for another 40 minutes. Stir the food occasionally.

Cooking The Tortillas

  • Once the 40 minutes is up, remove the chicken mixture out of the skillet, but keep a little of the sauce that was created by the chicken mixture. After removing the mixture, add oil to the skillet. If the skillet can only fit four tortillas, then use 1 tbsp of oil for the first batch of tortillas, then use the rest of the oil for the second batch.
  • Next, scrub the tortillas in your sauce/oil mixture on both sides. This way the tortilla is fully coated. For best coating results, only do one tortilla at a time. Now, add the four tortillas to the skillet, and cook for 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes, flip the tortillas over, and add 1/4 a cup of Mexican blended cheese per tortilla. Since there are four tortillas, you will need 1 cup of cheese for this batch. When the tortillas are covered with cheese, cover the skillet with the lid and cook for 3 minutes. 3 minutes later and the tortillas are ready to go. Repeat those steps with the next four tortillas.

Assembling The Taco

  • When the tortillas are ready, add chicken mixture on top of the tortillas, then fold to form your taco. If you want to shred your chicken, then you can do so by using two forks.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 213mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 525IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 194mgIron: 1mg
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