Shredded Mojito Chicken Soft Tacos Recipe

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Part of a dinner party menu on a budget!

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Servings: 8


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  1. Remove all meat from chicken, discarding skin and bones. Shred chicken using two forks. Transfer shredded chicken and prepared Mojito Sauce (recipe follows) a large skillet. Warm over medium heat until just heated through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl.
  2. To heat and soften tortillas, place a stack of 6 tortillas between 2 slightly dampened paper towels. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, or until warm. Tip: To keep tortillas warm, wrap in a kitchen towel.
  3. Set up:
  4. Place lettuce, sour cream, and salsa in serving bowls and arrange next to Shredded Mojito Chicken and warm tortillas. Your guests may now build their own soft tacos, choosing the fillings they desire!
  5. Mojito Sauce:
  6. Combine garlic, onions, orange juice, and lime juice in a 2 cup measuring glass. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat until just smoking. Carefully pour (I suggest wearing oven mitts to protect your arms) contents of measuring glass into pan with hot oil. This will splatter, so please be careful! The results of adding the hot citrus to the oil creates an amazing flavor release. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Let mixture cool slightly, then transfer mixture to a blender and pulse about 5 times to combine flavors. (May be made 1 week in advance; reheat when ready to use)
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 177g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 248  
Calories from Fat 157 63%
Total Fat 17.67g 22%
Saturated Fat 5.64g 23%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 1012mg 42%
Potassium 380mg 11%
Total Carbs 10.34g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Sugars 4.4g 3%
Protein 12.13g 19%



  • Carrie Brantner
    June 3, 2010
    I made this recipe for a Cinco De Mayo celebration at work and everybody loved it. I doubled the recipe and instead of using a rotisserie chicken, I baked 2 whole chickens and shredded the meat. Also instead of using 2 fresh limes, I used concentrated lime juice. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!
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