RECIPE #187, DAY #220
ORIGINAL RECIPE: “Roasted Chicken, Cheddar, and Bacon Tacos” from 300 Best Taco Recipes*
TIMING: 5 minutes if using leftovers. 30 minutes if not
DIFFICULTY: Easy enough
TOOLS: The usual
COOK TYPE: None (assuming the bacon and chicken are already cooked)
HEALTH: I made these because I deem a high-protein, low-sugar breakfast–even with bacon–better than the pastry or cereal or whatever it is us Americans eat. It’s also much better than sliding through the drive-through for breakfast. Without the bacon or mayo, you might even get a gold star.
EXPERIENCE: As I sorta said above, I was trying t come up with breakfast options that were higher in protein and lower in sugar. I also needed them to come together quickly, partly because I am the world’s worst morning person. So I prepared the bacon and chicken ahead of time, noting that this “taco” would be best made from leftovers.
These were received with enjoyment by everyone. The managed to sneak in a little veg and probiotics, and still tasted like they belonged on the menu at McDonald’s or Taco Bell. Which should give you some indication that they are not really tacos, they just involve something wrapped in a tortilla.
NOTES: These could hold up to a whole wheat tortilla, which I would recommend.
The original recipe called for grated cheddar, but I thought this was overkill (speaking of texture, protein, and fat). We did not miss it. But I did think that radish would be a great addition to liven things up.
- In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup plain yogurt (preferably Greek), and juice of 1/2 lime. Set aside.
- Dice 1 cooked chicken breast (leftover would be fine) and toss with 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt. Set aside.
- Lay out 4 taco tortillas on your work surface. Spread a nice line of yogurt sauce down the center of each. Lay 4 pieces cooked bacon over the sauce, followed by the chicken, 1 cup shredded romaine or butter lettuce, and 3 matchsticked radishes. Fold in half and serve.
Serve with a kiss on the head and the slam of the door.
*Recipe changed from the original.