Simply Healthy Family: Red Chile Shredded Chicken Tacos. How to win over your man's stomachand steal his heart #SundaySupper

15.6.14

Red Chile Shredded Chicken Tacos. How to win over your man's stomachand steal his heart #SundaySupper








I had all intentions of writing a mushy gushy, what a great guy my husband is post for Father's Day. That is until I calmly excused myself from the dinner table and stated that I needed to make sure my Sunday Suppers Father's Day post was up to par and ready to post and said dear husband stated, "You still need to finish it? What have you been doing in there all afternoon?"  The nerve.


I suppose I'll forgive him (shhh, don't tell him that ;) seeing as that he's a pretty amazing guy and an even more amazing dad to our 4 rug rats (teenager included). I'll skip all the mushy gushy and just post 2 of my favorite pictures/moments of my love being the wonderful father that he is.






Daddy's little girl. Period. With 3 older brothers, this little girl is no short of spoiled. And while I may spoil her with an extra pair of shoes (or 3) and the all too necessary accessories every 4 year old needs, her daddy spoils her rotten with every last bit of his adoring affection and attention. 









I mentioned those 3 older brothers right? Well, here they are in all of their glory. Amen. (roll of the eyes as exaggerated as possible). This is how we do Christmas at our house. Classy huh? Nonetheless, boys have some crazy, deeply embedded and apparently unbreakable need to roll around on the floor and wrestle with each other that I will never, ever, ever understand. Which is why I'm glad they have a father who is every bit as goofy and immature ummmm, playful and physical as my boys are.


My poor couch.....




P.S. This all started because cocky teenager below (not so difficultly) provoked a contest to see who was more awesome...... in boy standards.  *sigh










So why did I choose these Red Chile Chicken Tacos for Father's Day? Well, this is the very first meal that I made for my sweetie when we were dating 13 years ago and I'm pretty sure it's why he asked me to marry him. All I know is he came over for dinner, devoured about a dozen (seriously) of these tacos, a few cold Corona's and the next day, from out of town with his buddies, I received a dozen of the most gorgeous long stem roses I've ever seen and a sweet love note (tacos mentioned).


Men. If you want to win them over, its their stomachs you must appease.











I'm telling you, this is my secret, signature recipe. Quite honestly, it should have been the very first recipe I posted here on Simply Healthy Family seeing as that I was asked often by friends and family for the recipe and got tired of jotting it down and even secretly making it for a girlfriend of mine for her fiancé and passing it off as her own (and she's Hispanic! :)



These are pretty fabulous not only because they are tasty but because they could not be easier to make. I've waited 13 years to share these with the world and I couldn't be more excited. 






A pressure cooker (or a big pot of boiling water)
4 big (boneless, skinless) chicken breasts
2 cans El Pato
3 cups Canola oil for frying tortillas + 3 tablespoons for frying onions and chicken
20 corn tortillas
1 small yellow onion, diced
handful of cilantro
Avocado, shredded cheese and sour cream for garnish
Ice Cold Cerveza

Throw chicken breasts into a hot pressure cooker, secure lid and bring to 2nd ring. Reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes if frozen, 7 if thawed. Let pressure come down by removing from heat.   Boil chicken for 15-18 minutes if you don't have a pressure cooker. Remove chicken breasts and place in a Kitchen Aide Mixer (or similar) with the cookie dough attachment. (see my post here on this neat little trick on how to shred chicken in 30 seconds).  
Pour chicken broth from pressure cooker into a bowl and set aside. Wipe out the pot with a paper towel and return to medium-high heat. Add 3 tablespoons oil to pot, let heat for a few minutes then add chopped onion. Cook for 5 minutes until golden brown and translucent. Add shredded chicken to pot and toss to coat. Let sit for 5 minutes, toss and cook a few minutes more. Pour in El Pato chile sauce and toss to coat. Cook a few minutes till heated through.  Meanwhile, in a small sauce pot, heat 1/2 of the oil over medium high heat. Using tongs and a fork, carefully place tortillas, one at a time into the pot of oil. Using the tong and fork shape them into tacos. Remove from oil when golden brown and crispy. Place on a pile of paper towels to drain. Scoop chicken into taco shells, garnish as you please. 






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36 comments:

  1. Aww, what a great story about the tacos and I love these photos! You can tell your husband is a great and fun dad

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  2. Oooh those look delish! Love this post, such a sweet story. :) I bet my dad would love these tacos too.

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  3. YUM! I can see how these tacos could have won a man's heart!
    PS...love the family photos...boys sure behave a lot differently than girls...especially when there is more than one in a room :)

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    1. Thanks Liz! I never really realized just how different they are till we had a little girl, total different kind of drama! ;)

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  4. So we area already having tacos tonight and while I do love my carne asada that I made I am starting to regret not making chicken tacos because these look amazing.

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    1. There's always next time Laura! ;)

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  5. You have my mans favorite things here including the ice cold cerveza!! YUM!!

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  6. This is a great dish to have as your signature!

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    1. Thank you Shaina! It's a simple one but a huge hit w everyone. ;)

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  7. Tacos are a perfect equalizer food IMHO. Bonus points for the fabulous seasoning!

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  8. I love that you made him a dish you cooked that one his heart.

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    1. Every Fathers Day & on his Birthday ;)

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  9. I'm certain that any dad would love these tacos, Gwen. So would I! Yum--town.

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  10. What a lovely tribute to father's day! I love those family photos...precious! The chicken tacos look awesome, Gwen.

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  11. Mmmm…I can definitely see these tacos being the way to your hubby's heart. They look delish! Sweet family photos!

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  12. Hi Gwen, great pictures of your family, lovely post. And your chicken tacos look amazing, wonderful presentation!

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    1. Thank you Cheri!! OXOX

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  13. Loved seeing the pictures of wrestling boys. I grew up with all girls so we definitely did not have that. On the other hand, my husband had six brothers and his Mom never owned anything nice (those were her words) because the boys were always rough housing. Great recipe.

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    1. LOL, sounds about right!

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  14. What an awesome dad (and what delicious tacos too!) I think this would win both mama and papa here!

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  15. These look incredible! I could easily eat a dozen of these!

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  16. I love your mushroom spring rolls, but these tacos are really calling out my name right now. Yum!!! Love your family photos too :-)

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  17. These tacos are delish! Thanks for the recipe, Gwen!

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  18. Hi Gwen, Thanks for your visit over to my blog! I'm so glad to have found YOUR blog . . . it's fantastic! Love the heat in your chicken tacos, I could eat them daily. It's great to see your husband having such a great time with your kids! I'll be back to read more of your posts now that I've found you.
    Be well,
    Roz

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    1. Thank you Roz, I've been reading your blog for a long time! So glad to have you here!

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  19. I can see why these tacos won your husband's heart 13 years ago - they look and sound incredible! Tacos are always welcome in my home (and in my stomach). I love those awesome photos of your hubs with your kids. I can just tell how much he loves them and how proud he is to be their dad. I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day!

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  20. Great tacos for tribute to any father!

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  21. Priceless photos (still laughing at "my poor couch"). Great tacos too. I do want to get a pressure cooker one day.

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  22. Oohh those tacos made my mouth water immediately!! Fabulous!

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  23. Sounds so delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Simon

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