chicken tacos

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Sweet and spicy chicken tacos

I made these for lunch yesterday and I’m pretty sure they were the tastiest thing I’ve made in many weeks. Crushed cornflakes, sesame seeds, paprika, salt and pepper make the crust nice and crunchy. You lay these tender pieces of chicken on a bed of coleslaw and then drizzle the concoction with some sriracha mayo. The flour tortillas were warm and soft. Are you hungry yet?

The recipe came from my brand-new Cuisine at Home magazine (May/June 2017), and I can hardly wait to make them again. We had a few leftover this morning, and I ate one cold straight from the frig.

The “sweet” part of its name comes from a tiny bit of sweetness in the coleslaw, which actually deserves its own piece of space here. I’ve never put fresh lime zest in the coleslaw, but it was a perfect touch.

Hats off to Cuisine at Home magazine for developing such a fabulous meal.

Makes 4 servings (8 wraps)

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup crushed corn flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 8 chicken tenders
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 flour tortillas (6-inch), wrapped in a damp towel and warmed in a microwave

Directions:

Combine corn flakes sesame seeds, salt, pepper, and paprika in a shallow dish. Whisk together egg and cream in a second shallow dish. Dredge chicken first in flour, tapping off excess, then dip in egg mixture, letting excess drip off, then coat with corn flake mixture – pressing to adhere.

Heat oil over high heat in a large nonstick skillet until it shimmers. Cook chicken three minutes per side. Check for doneness and continue cooking if chicken isn’t quite yet done.

Divide simple slaw and chicken tenders among tortillas, and then drizzle with sauce.

Simple slaw with scallions

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons sliced scallions

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar, zest, salt, and pepper. Toss with coleslaw mix and scallions. Chill slaw until ready to serve.

Sriracha sauce

Mix together ¼ cup mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon sriracha.

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