I enjoy hosting Sunday family dinner. The entire familia together enjoying a meal. But of course when the family gets together there is sure to be trouble…food choices.
A DOUBLE TAKE ON TACOS Like with any gathering I host there must be choices, everyone must be satisfied and leave my house with a happy tummy. My sister hates tomatillos, my niece can’t stand the site of chipotles and my papi, well papi likes it all. He’s easy. And with so many kiddos at our table, many Sundays the easiest way to go is tacos! All the kids love tacos filled with shredded chicken drenched in a silky sauce and piled high with toppings.
Two sauces, two completely different flavors and two distinct colors, what’s not to love? A rich tomato sauce flecked with chipotles or a warm tomatillo based sauce perked up with cilantro were the options for the evening. I saved myself time by picking up two pre-made roasted chickens and made the sauces the night before. Who knew? The key to successful family dinner night, choices!
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CHICKEN TACOS TWO WAYS The sauces can be made a day ahead. Serves: 8-12
Ingredients 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (store bought rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken), divided Tortillas Sauces (recipes below) Toppings: queso fresco, cilantro, crema or sliced radishes
Green Chicken Sauce:
Ingredients 6 tomatillos, husked and washed 1 jalapeño pepper Olive oil ½ small onion, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 lime, juiced 2 TBSP honey