Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chili & Lime Marinated Chick'n Tacos With Carrot & Red Onion Escabeche

This is one of Dr. J's favorite meals.  It's a perfect warm weather dish, and with it being over 100 degrees F here, it's was just the ticket for dinner the other night.  My favorite part of this is the carrot/cilantro/lime combo... it is so refreshing.  Definitely one of our family favorites!

Carrot & Red Onion Escabeche

2 cups carrots, sliced into matchsticks
1 large red onion, diced finely
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Combine all ingredients.

Chili & Lime Marinated Chick'n

1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
juice from 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
dash of red pepper
1 package of Gardein Chick'n Scallopini

1.  Combine ingredients and marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
2.  Remove the patties from the marinade and saute over medium high heat until they are cooked through.
3.  Slice the chick'n into strips.

For The Tacos
I like to use corn tortillas and I first place the Chick'n in the center and then add a big scoop of the Escabeche, followed by a dollop of tofu 'sour cream'.  If I have avocados, a spoonful of guacamole is yummy on the taco as well.


Morgan@LittleHouseofVeggies said...

YUM! I love tacos! They are one of my fav. meals too!! These ones look extra delicious with the chili lime going on!

aimee said...

Elise, this sounds sooo good to me right now. I have never tried the Gardein chick'. Looks delicious.

The Health Seeker's Kitchen said...

This looks so yummy Elise:)Your family is so lucky to have you fixing healthy meals for them!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

I agree w/Deb, your family is so lucky. Looking to adopt?

Beth said...

Made these last week, so so yummy!