Ground Chicken & Chipotle Hard Tacos - Rachael Ray Every Day

Ground Chicken & Chipotle Hard Tacos

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Ground Chicken & Chipotle Hard Tacos
  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, juiced (about 4 tbsp.)
  • 2 teaspoons light agave
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon (about 1/3 palmful) ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon (about 1/3 palmful) ground cumin
  • A pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1/2- 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons pureed chipotles in adobo sauce (puree the whole can and keep the leftovers in the freezer)
  • 6 - 8 large, flat-bottom hard taco shells
  • For serving: crumbled Cotija cheese or queso fresco or shredded Chihuahua cheese, chopped romaine hearts, chopped yellow or green tomatoes, cilantro leaves and green hot sauce

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees .

In a medium bowl, combine the red onion, jalapeno, the juice of 1 lime and 1 tsp. agave. Season liberally with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Let stand a few minutes until juices form. Toss the pickled onions again before serving.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil, one turn of the pan, over medium-high. When the oil ripples and begins to smoke, add the chicken and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, coriander, cumin and cinnamon; season and stir to toast the spices, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of the stock, the chipotle puree and 1 tsp. agave. Bring to a bubble, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, adding more stock if dry, until the flavors meld and the sauce thickens, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the remaining lime juice; remove from the heat.

While the chicken mixture is simmering, put the taco shells on a baking sheet and bake until golden, 5 to 8 minutes.

Fill the taco shells with the chicken, pickled onions, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and hot sauce.