Saturday, January 26, 2013

Leftover Tacos ™

If you ever wondered what to do with your leftovers, wonder no more. I've used shredded chicken for this recipe but it also works with beef and even your thanksgiving turkey leftovers.

I've shredded the chicken by hand, but you can even use two forks to use as well.  If shredding meat by hand, make sure your hands are clean.


2-3 cups shredded chicken
1/2 c diced onions
1 c - 1  1/4 c (8- 10 oz)  salsa 
1-2 T oil (olive or canola)
1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped
1 lime juice and zest
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each:  salt, pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes


8 taco shells
1 c each: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes,
1/2 c sour cream

Peel, rinse and dice onions. Place in a small bowl, set aside. Shred chicken into bowl with onions.

Heat saute pan to medium high heat, lower heat to medium and add oil. Add chicken, onions, salsasalt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, lime zest to pan.  Squeeze lime juice over mixture. Cook for 6- 10 min or until heated, stirring occasionally. 

Scoop chicken into a taco shell.  Top with your favorite fixings and enjoy!

Serves 4-6.


kale said...

why dirty forks when you can shred with your hands! atta girl!
it's so important to get create with leftover food, it's all too easy to waste so much of what we buy.
thanks for the share!

Joanne said...

Everyone loves tacos and to make good use of leftovers? - it's a win-win recipe :)