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Gluten Free Tacos 
May 28, 2012 4:07 pm 
Updated: May 29, 2012 1:07 pm

I've been really craving tacos lately so the search to find GF taco sauce or seasoning began.  Lo' and behold during a recent trip to Whole Foods I across Rick Bayless' Skillet Sauces (< ) and thought I'd give them a try. 

Turned out really well and can't wait to try some of the other sauces available.

  • 1  Pouch Skillet Sauce
  • Olive oil
  • 1-1.5lbs Skinless/Boneless Chicken Breasts (approx. 3-4 chicken breasts)
  • 12 Corn Tortillas 
  • onion and/or other seasonings you wish to use ( I used dried onion which I already had on hand from a Pampered Chef order)
  • Cheese, Lettuce, etc for toppings 

  1. Cut chicken into 1/2-1" pieces
  2. Heat up oil in pan and add onion.  Saute until until browned.
  3. Remove onion from pan (if you use dried onion like I did, just leave in pan - it will season up the chicken nicely) and add pieces of chicken and cook through.
  4. Drain any remaining oil from pan and add the sauce
  5. Cook on low for approx. 5 minutes to heat the sauce through
  6. Warm tortillas and place onto plates.
  7. Add chicken to tortillas and top with cheese or other toppings
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Servings: about 4-6 (size of chicken pieces, tortillas and most importantly - how hungry you are). :)

I got 12 tacos out of the batch with chicken pieces cut about 1" in size.  This meant only about 4 pieces of chicken fit per tortilla. I used shredded parm that was leftover from lasagna the week before, but any cheese would likely go well.
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May 28, 2012 5:39 pm
I never tried the sauces you mentioned, never seen them before really. I would have to deep fry the tortillas, I had them warmed before and just did not like them.
May 29, 2012 1:07 pm
I've never really cared for corn tortillas (always preferred flour). However, the non-gluten diet has me expanding my "norm". I used La Banderita corn tortillas. I was skeptical, but per the pkg I warmed for about 30 secs with damp paper towel and it was good. Will say though that after a couple days of opening the pkg the tortillas started to flake a bit. So trying to find ways to use them up.. maybe chips. :)
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