Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cilantro Lime Pesto Chicken Tacos

I had pinned these from What's Cooking Chicago a while ago, and finally got around to making them.  Oh my goodness...I should have made them earlier.  They are FANTASTIC!!!  These will definitely be made again..SOON!!
Cilantro Lime Pesto Chicken Tacos
Cooking spray
2-3 large boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, but in bite sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
garnishes of your choice
Season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  In a skillet sprayed with cooking spray, saute chicken until cooked through.
 For pesto:

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, no stems
2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sliced, toasted almonds
3 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 cup shredded asiago, parmesan, or romano cheese (I used romano)
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup chicken broth
Mix all of the above ingredients in a blender on low speed for 2 minutes.

 Toss cooked, seasoned chicken with the pesto.
 Fill tortillas with chicken and top with desired garnishes.  I sauteed some yellow peppers and white onion and then added some avocado slices and sour cream.
These are SO GOOD!!!!  Get ready, they will go quick!!  Enjoy!  :)


  1. I made this lastnight and it turned out very good!!

    1. Yea! Glad you liked them. I think I need to add these to the menu next week!! :)