What day is it today???????YAY!!! It's TACO TUESDAY!!!!
If you have kids in the house, you'll know this excitement is real! the kids love tacos. Mostly coz they get to make their own tacos. They love choosing and assembling their own taco.  We even made some Nachos on the side. Just place some plain tortillas chips on a baking tray in a neat layer. Add some jalapenos if you like and top off with grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese and bake till cheese is melted.

And good news for us too! Apart from the fact that you have loads of bowls to wash up (God bless the dishwasher!) there's absolutely no cooking required apart from the chicken. Even prepping and marinating the chicken I do coz I'm a pain like that. But if uv got the taco seasoning and feeling lazy, just cook the chicken as per the instructions on the packet!

The kids love the shell tacos. Must be coz its got a crunch to it. but I like it better in a tortilla. 

You can add whatever topping you like. Just choose and pick out your own veggie. But don't skip the pico de gallo and the sour cream . they are the BEST! what is pico de gallo you ask?" Pico de gallo, also called salsa fresca or salsa cruda, is a type of salsa commonly used in Mexican cuisine.It is traditionally made from chopped tomato, onion, Serrano peppers, with salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro " says our wiki.


chicken marination:

boneless chicken, cut into strips - 450g
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
chili powder / paprika - 1 tsp
chicken seasoning - 3/4 tsp
onion powder - 1/4 tsp
salt 1 tsp
taco seasoning ( el paso brand) - 1  packet (25 g)

for the tacos: (pick or add your choice of toppings)
shell tacos
lettuce, shredded
savoy cabbage 
capsicum, thinly sliced into strips
pico de gallo (recipe below)
sour cream
grated cheese (we used cheddar and mozzarella)

to make the pico de gallo:
onions,finely chopped - 1/2 cup
tomatoes (use firm and ripe ones), finely chopped - 3/4 cup
lemon juice - 1 tbsps
jalepenos ( I used the ones from a jar), chopped - 2 tbsps
mint leaves, chopped - 1/4 cup
salt - 1/4 tsp

  • Combine all the ingredients in the 'chicken marination'  except the tacos seasoning and let it marinate for an hour or overnight. When you are ready to cook the chicken , mix the taco seasoning and fry as per instructions on the packet. drain on a paper towel and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven and heat up the tacos as per instructions on the packet.
  • To make the pico de gallo simply mix all the ingredients to make it. Let it sit atleast 15 minutes before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon so you don't ending up making your tacos all wet and soggy.
  • Now set up your taco station and have fun- keep all the veggies/ toppings/ chicken etc ready in separate bowls on the table. Assemble your own tacos with a bit of everything and add a dollop of sour cream on the top!

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