Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lime Chicken Tacos--Food Storage Dinner Link Party

This is one of my family's favorite recipes.  I love how easy it is.  I love how good it tastes.  I adapted this recipe from one I got from Teressa Hunsaker, the USU extension agent in Weber County UT.  I usually serve these with black beans.   I LOVE the new THRIVE instant black beans.  So easy to use, so fast to cook, only a dollar more a can (to have dry beans, without soaking and long cook times is worth a dollar to me).


2 cups THRIVE freeze dried Chicken
2 cup water (to rehydrate the chicken)
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 cup Freeze Dried corn (rehydrate in 1 cup water for about 10 minutes)
1 cup chunky salsa

Place chicken and water in a 3-quart slow-cooker. Combine lime juice and chili powder; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until tender. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Stir in corn and salsa.  If desired,  freeze in airtight container.

      To serve:
      THRIVE Instant Black Beans, cooked (directions are below)
      12 6-inch flour tortillas
      THRIVE Sour cream, prepared (directions are below)
      Shredded cheddar cheese
      Shredded lettuce
      Chopped tomatoes

Thaw chicken mixture and heat until heated through. Serve on tortillas with sour cream, cheese, lettuce and chopped tomatoes.

How To Cook Instant Beans: 

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add 2 cups beans. cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes Strain and rinse if desired.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

How To Make Up Sour Cream Powder:

Place 1/2 cup HOT water in a medium sized bowl.  Wisk in 1 cup sour cream powder. Stir until thick and creamy.  For thinner sour cream add more water. 


1 comment:

  1. Sorry, I am a duh, I put my name instead of the name of the recipe with two of them. :)

    I linked from both of my blogs. Thanks for finding a recipe and passing on your blog link.