With my mom being out of town, it was hard to do our throwdown this week, so I’m giving you another week of Tasty Thursday. I love taco salad, but sometimes I miss a good crunchy taco. Today, I had the best of both worlds. I used the fabulous butter lettuce leaves I found at Costco that I used for my Copycat Pf Chang recipe from last week, and made salad tacos. It was so fun to feel like I was eating tacos again without the carbs, I got the crunch, and my veggies in all at once. Here’s the recipe, simple but tasty;)
Cut peppers and onions into skinny strips and in a small fry pan sautee in coconut oil
Cut browned chicken tenderloins in strips (they will not be cooked through yet)
Put chicken tenderloins back on medium pan and add the marinade ingredients: powders, extracts, amonio acids, vinegar, liquid smoke, cilantro
Cook chicken in marinade until cooked through
For avocado- lime dressing:
Put ripe avocado, lime juice, olive oil, garlic salt, and cilantro in a food processor and process until ingredients are evenly mixed together. Do not over process.
Fajitas: Adapted from the book "Everyday Low Carb Cooking" by Alex Haas The original recipe is a chicken marinade, but this is the lazy man's way of doing it;) I rarely remember to make a marinade in time for dinner, so this works best for me!
Make a bed of greens with romaine lettuce and/ or spinach, put on the warm chicken and peppers, sprinkle a little cheese on top until it melts and serve with avocado-lime dressing and sour cream. ENJOY!
*You can throw the fajita ingredients in a low carb tortilla and have an old fashioned fajita
*The avocado- lime dressing is also very good as a dip for Jospeph's pita chips;)
This is not my recipe, I got it from a friend in the THM world:
Layer cooked meat in bottom of casserole dish. Either cooked ground beef or ground turkey or shredded chicken.
Top meat with a layer of canned Ortega chiles, whole or diced
A layer of grated cheese
Beat one egg with 1/2 cup of egg whites in a bowl with half can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of half-and-half. I also add mild salsa.
Pour egg mixture over layers of meat, chilies and cheese.
Top with another layer of grated cheese
Bake 350 until set. About 30 minutes. I serve mine with quac, a dollop of Greek yogurt (or sour cream), cilantro & greens.