TACO is a traditional Mexican dish made up of corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. Taco has a variety of fillings like beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and cheese. Taco is also a perfect snack garnished with salsa, avocado or guacamole, tomatoes, onions and lettuce.
I had never loved Mexican dishes, maybe because I am not used to the chili flavors, until my husband Royce would bring me always at Taco Bell everytime we go to the Metro. And now that I am sued to the flavor, I am more loving it. We actually have this local Fil-Mex restaurant in our city, CILANTRO. At first I was hesitant that it might not click but I guessed wrong. Eating-out-loving people are now ready to experiment and dig in Mexican dishes like Buritos, Quesadillas and Enchiladas. And with the new generation, I think they are more into more pizza, pasta and burger feasts.
As I have mentioned, we never miss getting a bite of beef taco at Taco Bell each time we are in Manila. So when I bought a box of hard-shell tacos, I thought of making some tacos at home since we have no schedule yet for this month to go to Manila. And just for a change, I used chicken for a CHICKEN TACO. It is good as beef. Buf of course, nothing beat a beef taco. I also get the same Taco Bell spirit by using the Taco Bell Seasoning Mix which I bought at Rustan’s. And it is a gem, making a great tasting taco by just using a pack of seasoning mix.
1/2 kilo chicken fillet, cut into bite sizes pieces
1 tbsp. cooking oil
1/3 cup water
1 pack Taco Bell Seasoning Mix
sliced lettuce or Chinese pechay
Brown chicken pieces in a skillet over medium-high heat, about 5-6. Add the Taco Bell Seasoning Mix and water. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until chicken in cooked and tender about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
Spoon chicken into warmed corn tortillas. Garnish with lettuce or Chinese pechay, tomatoes, onions and cheese. Sprinkle with hot sauce, if desired.
Now, you can create your own Taco Bell CHICKEN TACOS in your own home!