I’m eating these crispy chicken tacos as I’m writing this for you.
I have to say; they are one of the most beautiful, delicious concoctions I’ve ever made. The sad truth is I didn’t share them with anyone. Not a single person. Only yours truly had the opportunity to eat them. Oh, and I had leftovers the next day. I’m that confident in them that I didn’t even need a second opinion. These ROCK.
I made them yesterday when I was home alone, feeling a little down and needed to pour myself into what makes me feel better; my blog, my readers, and creating food. Oh, and thanks for the therapy you didn’t realize you give me.
However, I did share a picture of them with my close friend that is from South America and she told me (after I told her about my recipe) that it’s very reminiscent of true South American cuisine. I had no idea; nor was I shooting for that title. I just know that the shit was good. Like I can’t cuss enough to explain how good these are. I’m so bad, this I know.
Let me share with you how I came up with this amazing taco. Want to take a walk with me through my day? Of course you do.
So, I had this bowl of diced chicken from the night before, as well as some napa cabbage. Napa cabbage in a taco? I wondered the same thing; because you would usually think to use that with an Asian dish. Who cares. I think it sounds good.
So, yes. Napa cabbage it is. You never, ever put stereotypes or limits on your recipes. It will stifle you.
Remember that, kids. Don’t be stifled.
So, now at this point I notice half of a yellow onion that obviously was crying out to be used, and what is this? Jalapenos?
Me? Jalapenos? *teehee*
You all know me by now, don’t you?
If something pulls you to the fridge to eat something that’s leftover; that’s definitely an indication that it’s fantastic, even if you’re the only one that has eaten it to begin with. Seriously. I have learned to trust myself. Sometimes I don’t have another opinion because there are simply times that my family gets a little tired of me coming at them with a forkful of Mom’s New Blog Content. What can I say.
These are the first tacos in my life I completely enjoyed without needing every Mexican condiment known to man.
Well, and maybe a dash or of Cholula and a few more jalapeno slices.