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Pollo Piccata Tacos with Citrus Salsa

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Lightly battered and sautéed, this chicken is bathed in a light, zesty sauce. The lemon and butter sauce gives this taco a well balanced zing. Adding the citrus salsa creates an unforgettable taco.

NotesTip

There are a variety of salad mixes with a wide range of flavors on the market. There are red and green lettuce varieties that range in taste from intense spice to sweet and mild. "Living" lettuce and "artisan" lettuce and greens are also available. Taste and compare to find your favorite combination of greens.

Skillet-Warmed Corn Tortillas

This method gives you a soft, pliable tortilla that is lightly toasted on one or both sides. Place a dry nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Place tortilla in skillet and heat each side by turning once until warm and pliable, about 1 minute per side. Place in a tortilla warmer or wrap in foil to keep warm until ready to use.

Makes8 tacos

Cooking Methodsauteeing

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 2 hours

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationlactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturefruity, savory, tangy

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten 
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice, divided 45 mL
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour 60 mL
  • 1½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts 750g
  • ¼ cup butter 60 mL
  • ½ cup chicken broth 125 mL
  • 1 tsp hot pepper flakes 5 mL
  • 8 6-inch (15 cm) corn tortillas, skillet-warmed (see Notes)
  • 2 cups chopped salad mix (see Notes) 500 mL
  • Citrus Salsa

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, beat egg with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the lemon juice. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dip each chicken breast in egg mixture then dredge in flour. Discard any excess egg mixture and flour.

  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add chicken and lightly brown on both sides, about 6 minutes per side. Add chicken broth, remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) of lemon juice and hot pepper flakes. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until chicken is tender and no longer pink inside, about 20 minutes. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and cut into thin slices.

  3. To build tacos, divide chicken equally among tortillas. Top with salad mix and Citrus Salsa. Fold tortillas in half.

  4. 3. To build tacos, divide chicken equally among tortillas. Top with salad mix and Citrus Salsa. Fold tortillas in half.

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