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Flavour Train Chicken Soft Tacos

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Zesty, spicy, salty, sweet—I Chew Chew Choose you

I love LOTS of flavour, and there’s nothing quite like zesty soft tacos filled with a plethora of delicious ingredients. I assure you these babies will railroad your taste buds.

Move aside Thomas, there’s a new train in town!

Soft tacos are a hipster dream these days, but often tacos are beer-battered and fried. Today I ask you to hop on my flavour train and discover this healthier, grilled version of chicken (or fish tacos).

Nutritional Highlights

Yam – Yams are made up of complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber allowing for slow uptake to keep blood sugar levels steady. Yams have healthy skin promoting and bone strengthening vitamin A, which also works to heighten night vision (…But probably don’t toss your headlamp).

Avocado – Full of brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, inflammation reducing antioxidants, and blood pressure reducing potassium (30% more than a banana!).

Cilantro – Cilantro is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K; provide about 258% of daily recommended intake. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone mass building. —recovery faster from injuries!

Avocado – Over twice the potassium of a banana! Avocados are rich in good heart-protecting fat, antioxidants for eye health, high fibre for promotes healthy gut function. —You’re gonna need extra guts for da spicy drops!

CinnamonCinnamon is known to promote heart health and eyesight through beneficial antioxidants, it’s been found to kill E. coli and many other bacteria, and its anti-inflammatory compounds help relieve pain and stiffness of muscles and joints due to arthritis —or a day of siiiick riding!

Flavour Train Chicken Soft Tacos

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Serves: 3-4 Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Chicken or Fish
  • red cabbage, shaved
  • cilantro, chopped
  • lime
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • jalapeňos, diced
  • yam, diced
  • mini tortillas
  • 6-8 skewers
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • meat rub:
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. pink sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 2 tbsp. panko
  • Cilantro-Lime Crema
  • 16 ounces organic sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp pink sea salt

Instructions

1

Prepare yam: Dice yam into cubes about the size of your thumbnail. Heat coconut oil in a cast iron pan, when melted throw in the yam. Cook on med-low heat for about 25min, stirring often. Done when soft in the middle.

2

Prepare rub: Combine paprika, cumin, sea salt, cayenne, cinnamon, coriander, panko. Cube the chicken of fish and rub with grapeseed oil. Toss the chicken in the rub and skewer cubes. Place on hot BBQ, flipping once. Approx 10min.

3

Plate: Put chicken and veggies in tortillas and top with yam, cilantro, guacamole and a squeeze of lime. Drizzle with cilantro-lime crema

Notes

*optional you can add grated cheddar or other type of cheese *Grapeseed oil has a higher heat tolerance and will be healthier when used at high heat

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    Maysa
    April 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Flavour country! One of the best meals I have ever had! Thanks for making this for me Rachelle!

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