Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mango Chicken Tacos

This is a new staple in our house- again from I typically make recipes once or twice and then don't make them again for quite awhile, I seem to make this at least every 2 weeks! SO good! I serve this Cafe Rio style in a salad- tortilla on bottom w/melted cheese, black beans (canned beans with dried minced onion, and cilantro), rice (recipe below), lettuce, avocado, pico, and cilantro lime dressing (recipe below as well)! This is a super easy one! And GOOD!!

15-20 frozen chicken tenders {in bag from costco they are quite small.}
2 cups mango salsa {costco kind with peach is the best.}
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP salt

Place all ingredients in crockpot, cook on high 4-6 hours. (I cook all chicken in the crockpot on high, because I think it gets too tender and looses all texture otherwise) Shred and serve.

Cafe Rio Dressing:
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. mayo
1 chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper
3-4 tomatillos, chopped
Approx 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 clove minced garlic
1 pkg. buttermilk ranch salad dressing
1 tsp lime juice
- Blend all together in blender; chill. The longer it chills, the thicker it will be

Cafe Rio Rice:
2 c. white rice
4 c. water
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tsp. cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 green onions, chopped
6 sprigs cilantro, chopped
-Boil water and add bouillon cubes to dissolve. Combine all ingredients in rice cooker. Cook until rice is done and all liquid is absorbed.

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