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Guaranteed to be a hit for a quick and fun meal for yourself or with friends and family, these flavorful tacos will have you saying…
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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Taco
Makes 4 servings.
For the dressing/marinade:
1 clove garlic smashed and minced
3 anchovy fillets drained of oil
3⁄4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the chicken:
1 1⁄4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast pounded to 1⁄4-inch thickness
For the tacos:
6 ounces romaine lettuce cleaned and chopped (about 6 cups chopped)
1 cup cherry tomatoes halved (or about 1 cup chopped tomatoes)
1⁄2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
8 hard taco shells warmed Freshly ground black pepper
- To make the dressing: Chop the garlic with the anchovies, then, using the side of a knife, smash into a paste. To a small mixing bowl, add the garlic-anchovy mixture, yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Whisk until combined. Remove and reserve 1⁄4 cup of the dressing and place the remain- ing marinade in a gallon-size, sealable plastic bag.
- To marinate the chicken: Add the pounded chicken to the bag with the dressing. Press out any excess air from the bag, then seal and turn to coat. Marinate for 2 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
- To cook the chicken: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat or set a grill pan over medium-high heat. If using a grill, clean the grill grates ad brush them with oil. If using a grill pan, coat pan lightly in oil. Remove the chicken from marinade and pat dry; discard marinade. Grill the chicken, turning once, until internal temperature reaches 165°F, 10 to 12 minutes total. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
To a large bowl, add the lettuce, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. Add the sliced chicken and remaining dressing and toss to coat.
- To make the tacos: Serve Caesar salad in warmed taco shells topped with a little freshly ground black pepper and enjoy!
- PREP TIP: Pounding chicken is simple and makes it so the chicken cooks evenly and quickly. I like to do this by placing the chicken breasts in a gallon-size, sealable plastic bag, one or two at a time, then pound to desired thickness using a rolling pin or a meat mallet.
- PREP TIP: What to do while you’re waiting for your chicken to marinate? Great question! I like to use that time to get my lettuce chopped and my tomatoes cut. Work smarter, not harder!
- ALTERNATE COOKING INFORMATION: Want to bring it inside? Set your grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons vegetable oil and cook the chicken 5 to 6 minutes each side, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- RECIPE NOTE: If anchovies aren’t your thing, you can leave them out. But here’s the deal, they’re DELICIOUS, and you should really use them in this recipe!
- COOKING TIP: Feeling really bold? Go ahead and grill the romaine lettuce, too! Just brush the whole head with olive oil, then place the whole head on the grill and give it a few minutes to cook!
Super Simple Homemade Guacamole
COOKING TIP: If you like things spicy, don’t remove the membranes or seeds before chopping the jalapeño!
SERVING TIP: I love this guacamole served with tortilla chips, but it’s also a fabulous dip for veggies!
- 1 large avocado ripe
- 2 tablespoons white onion minced
- 1 jalapeño finely minced
- 1 tablespoon lime juice fresh
- 1⁄4 cup cilantro lightly packed, roughly chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Scoop out the avocado and place in a medium bowl. Mash with the back of a fork, then add the onion, jalapeño, lime juice, salt, and cilantro. Stir to combine. Enjoy immediately.