Friday, October 28, 2011

Chicken Tacos with a Spicy, Honey Lime Slaw

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The other night I was in a taco kind of mood. So instead of heading out to eat, I whipped up some fresh tacos at home. And boy did they ever hit the spot. Justin and I made and consumed a whole lot of tacos.

The taco recipe is easy, basically you pick your tortillas, you know, corn or flour. Either one works. I went with a white corn tortilla. I cooked our tortillas in a skillet with a little oil to make them crispy. Then I topped them with cheese, grilled and seasoned chicken, sour cream, and the most delicious Spicy Honey Lime Slaw.

Spicy Honey Lime Slaw

  • 1/2 or a whole head of a small purple cabbage
  • 1 small red onion
  • juice of 2-3 limes
  • 1/4 cup of raw honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons of hot sauce (We use Tapatio)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cut the onion into thin slices. Shred the cabbage by cutting it up.Mix the lime juice, honey, hot sauce, and salt and pepper in a small bowl and pour over the onion and cabbage. Mix everything together.

I saw the recipe for the slaw on the Rachael Ray show, about 3 or 4 years ago I think. She called it Quick Slaw, and used it with a fish taco recipe.  I like my name for it better, Spicy Honey Lime Slaw just sounds better. Don’t you think Rachael? (P.S. In case you ever read this, I love you!)  

We eat a lot of chicken around here though so I’ve only made the slaw to go with chicken tacos, and even chicken burritos. I love fresh veggies, salsas, or lettuce on my tacos, but I have to say this slaw is so great. It adds so much flavor, and texture to the mix. Plus, red cabbage is so much better for you than shredded Iceberg lettuce that most people put on their tacos. It’s full of health benefits. Pretty sure I read somewhere that it has cancer-preventative properties. Awesome, right?

So eat up friends, and enjoy!

3 comments:

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Thank you so much for that! I was ready for bed but after seeing this dish I'm after a late night snack and no-one to cook one for me! Looks great even though I'm vegetarian! Cabbage is moochos good for you too, I'm addicted to coleslaw. Happy cooking!

Steph said...

I heart coleslaw. I ate a ton of it when I was pregnant! Mmmm I think I'll make these sometime during the week Mmmmm. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Theresa said...

This looks super good! I will have to try it, thanks for sharing. Theresa