Chef Nilesh Limaye

Cajun Chicken Tacos

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Other Ingredients Used:

  • Chicken breast:-( 1 boneless /skinless)
  • Olive oil :- 3tbsp
  • Salt /pepper :- to taste
  • Soft taco shells :- 6-6 inch
  • Iceberg lettuce :- 1cup chopped
  • Tomatoes:- 3/4 cup diced
  • Cheddar cheese :- shredded 1cup
  • Cilantro :- 2tbsp

Steps Involved in Cooking:

  • 1 .Slice the chicken breast in half to create two thinner, flatter slices
  • 2 .Rub all sides of each piece of chicken with the Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper, as well as one of the Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 .Take last two Tablespoons of olive oil and add it to a large skillet, (preferably cast iron), over medium-high heat
  • 4 .Once the oil is heated and glistening, add the chicken slices
  • 5 .Place the side closest to you down first to avoid hot oil from splattering on you and be careful. You should hear a good sizzle from the pan though
  • 6 .Refrain from touching the chicken for about 5 minutes so that the bottom gets a nice, golden sear
  • 7 .Even if it blackens a bit, that is fine
  • 8 .Lift one of the corners up to ensure it’s reached the colour that you want. If it sticks, it's not ready to be flipped yet
  • 9 .Once you've ensured that it is ready, flip each piece over. Cook for another 4 minutes or so, then remove the chicken from the heat
  • 10 .Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before you dice it, this ensures the middle stays nice and juicy
  • 11 .While the chicken rests, place a hard taco shell in the middle of a soft taco shell. Arrange all six tacos so that they are standing, this makes them easier to fill
  • 12 .I used two of these baskets that each held three tacos. You can also use a casserole dish with higher walls
  • 13 .Add the lettuce to each hard taco shell, allow some to spill into the soft taco shell. Then add the tomatoes
  • 14 .Dice the chicken into small squares and add it to the tacos
  • 15 .Top with cheese, then drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, and serve it up!
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