Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Olé! (See Jane Cook)

If you haven't noticed, I have a tendency towards Mexican food and all things spicy (why do you think I'm having a wedding in Mexico?).  I could eat tacos every day, and thanks to my constant travel to San Francisco, I usually eat them at least once a week.   When I made it back to Chicago on Sunday evening, I had an itch to make cook, so I made my own variation of this taco recipe.

The recipe acted as a guide for me and I used similar spices along fresh lime juice to cover the chicken before baking.  I also used the recipe to help me create my own slaw for topping; I improvised up using sour cream instead of mayonnaise and added a whole jalapeno for kick.  (While delicious to me, it was also pretty spicy, so be warned!)  For extra oomph, I added some black beans and fresh avocado to the tacos.  That's what I love about cooking--it's not a science and you have free rein to be creative. 

34 comments

Katie said...

Those look so good!

Collette Osuna said...

This looks fab...and very gourmet too!!

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RosaLovesDC said...

This post reminded me of the place I used to go to in Baltimore, they had the best tacos ever.

Kim said...

Now I'm hungry! Looks very yummy, I'm a big fan of Mexican food.
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Kate said...

This looks SO GOOD! I hear you, I often tend to drift towards some tex-mex type meal - between chicken & spices & cheese & guacamole & salsa & black beans there is nothing not to love!! Mmm!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh pretty tasty looking! I'm a wimp with my tacos...hard shells + meat + olives = done XD
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Alexandra said...

now i'm hungry,hope i'll try soon this dish
thanks for sharing
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Chas said...

Yum those look amazing! I love tacos- I made beef ones last night. I will definitely have to try these chicken ones next time!

PursuitOfLLT said...

I could eat Mexican food every single day! Love it!! This slaw looks extra tasty.

Lisa Fergus said...

These look amazing!! I am trying this recipe out for sure!! Thanks for sharing!

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♥ StylisHedForeVer said...

They look delicious!

Taylor said...

YUM GIRL!!! I am addicted to Mexican so if you ever want to go, Im in!!! And please tell me you have been to de Cero on Randolph??? the taco platter - yummy!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Holy cow, those look delish! --And I live in AZ, so I have high standards ;)

TrophyBoutique said...

Girl, you gotta come to Austin. Just think about it. TACO HEAVEN.

Santina said...

Mmmm...I never get tired of Mexican food, which is a good thing considering I live in Mexico! I'm sure you're already plotting which taco stands to hit up while here!

Marissa said...

this looks really good...i never thought of making a slaw for tacos.

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Valerie said...

Mexican food is my favorite, I could literally eat it every day. Your tacos look delicious! I love the idea of swapping out the mayonnaise for sour cream.

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Josie said...

I'm craving tacos like I can't even tell you right now... These look so tasty! I adore Mexican food and love your spin on it.
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this free bird said...

yum-my. i can't wait to feel better so i can scarf down some tacos. although last night on my death bed i did manage to eat some of the spiciest salsa the chef has ever concocted. i'm convinced that's why i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. mmmmmmmmmmjalapenos

Caroline said...

YUMMMMMMMM! I love Mexican food!!

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CarrieJo said...

Yum Yum Yum!!! You are making me hungry and I haven't worked out for the day...ahh I need to fight the urge to eat and workout first!!! :)

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OMG Mexican food mmmmmmm.

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Rach said...

This looks soo delish! I absolutely LOVE Mexican food!

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A La Mode et Plus! said...

Those tacos look delicious!!

Julie and Lauren said...

Looks good, Anna! I agree with the spicy cravings : ) You're inspiring me to cook this wkend.

Erica said...

Yum! Mexican is my favorite!

Emilie said...

Sounds delicious!
I love mexican food!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Those look so delish! If only I had some right now my day would be complete! xo

Alicia said...

Yum!! Your Tacos sound delicious! I could eat mexican food every night too - I love everything, burritos, quesadillas, tacos you name it!

Taylor Sterling said...

YUMMM! I want this right now. So delish!

Tasja said...

I have just one word: DELICIOUS !!
dammnn you are making me hungry ;____;

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

NOM. I love mexiacn and spicy food too, but I never really cook it. There's just too many ingredients and I'm just too lazy. But you've made me hungry, so I'm going to have to def get myself some (more) mexican this weekend!

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Meg said...

Looks delish! My hubby & I love to cook also! I'm making nacho's tonight, mmm! I love avocado :)

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