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Chicken Tacos — Tacos de pollo

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*This is a great way to use leftover turkey! There are repeats and there are staples in our kitchen. This is a staple in our house. We love chicken tacos. Can I tell you a secret? This is one of the first from the heart of Mexico recipes I learned. I asked my Mother-in-Love before she was that, what was my then boyfriend’s favorite foods. I sat down with her at her kitchen table in her home and she shared with me her son’s favorite foods. I asked all kinds of questions and this is the delectable answer. Tacos de pollo.  I can see why he could eat a whole plate of them. When I say plate and talk of a young twenty year old, I mean 10+ tacos. I eat like two or three.  I will separate this process into two parts. The salsa and the taco. Salsa Ingredients: Sour cream Salsa verde (canned or fresh) Salt to taste. Taco Ingredients: Chicken or Turkey, shredded Tortillas Salt to taste Oil for frying Back to the salsa.  Take about a cup of sour cream and add a full can of Herdez salsa verde. You can make your own salsa, but…
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Tinga from Guanajuato Chicken with Chipotle and Bay Leaf

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There are certain flavors in this recipe if you forget them, you miss them: bay leaves and chipotle.  This recipe freezes well. If you have any left, that is. This came to my house via my sister-in-law from the region of Guanajuato. She gave me the recipe years ago and since then it has become a household favorite. This is probably my favorite recipe of all the ones I have learned over the years. By the way, this recipe can easily be converted into a vegan/vegetarian meal. Just don’t add the chicken and use a faux chicken broth. I break my ingredients down into three compartments because I do this from memory at this point and it helps when I’m shopping for the ingredients. Yes, I have forgotten ingredients. Bugger to have to go back out for something, isn’t it? Ingredients: 1. The white mix: Chicken  Salt to taste  Onion, quartered Garlic smashed  Water to boil chicken Bay leaves Onion Olive oil Cabbage 2. The Red mix: Tomato Chipotle chiles -San Marcos has our preferred flavor.  Chicken broth (from cooking your chicken) 3. The finale: Tostadas  Sour Cream Salt to taste Salsa Chipotle Chile I had frozen from a previous…
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