Thursday, March 11, 2010
My food savy (aka enjoys a good restaurant) brother has regaled the restaurant Bajios. Alas, my poor deprived palate has never been there. The other day I found a recipe on the blog Kara's Kitchen Creations (go and check her site out it has some great recipes) and decided to give it a go. I made some minor changes to fit with things I had and portions that would fit our family. It was SUPER delicious and made me want to go and try the real thing.
Shredded Bajio Chicken
serves our family of 4 + some leftovers
2 chicken breasts
1/4 cup regular mild salsa
2 tsp of cumin
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 can of diced chiles
1/3 can of 7 up
Combine everything in a crockpot. This can either cook on high for 4 hours or cook on low for 5-6. In this instance I cooked on high because, well I procrastinated and didn't have it ready in time to do the long cooking time.
Remove chicken and shred and then put back into the pot for an hour on low.
Serve with warm tortillas, cheese, lettuce, black beans (we didn't have these on hand), and sour cream. We also love to serve tacos with a side of Taco/Mexican rice. There are several great rice packets out there... OPINION-- Do not get the Old El Paso microwave rice packets, we tried two different kinds and YUCK! Sorry OEP the truth has to be said!
We also have been experimenting with different homemade tortilla recipes. So far we are 0 for 2. The first ones were a little bland and really rubbery. The second recipe was a little tastier, but pretty floury in texture and not nearly as malleable as we like our tortillas to be. I guess they looked pretty enough, right??? We are still on the hunt.
I would love, love, love any recipes for homemade tortillas that you have used and liked. I will try it pretty much immediately, since we like ourselves some Mexican food, and then I will give you a little blog shout out for answering our distress call.
Happy recipe Thursday!