Monday, June 25, 2018

What's For Dinner Tonight? Tacos!

Do you have a hard time coming up with dinner ideas in the summer? I think I have a hard time coming up with dinner just about any time of the year but sometimes in the summer, we get so busy that I forget to think about dinner until it's time to make it. So summertime is filled with quick and easy dinners for us and I thought I'd share one with you now.




Spicey chicken tacos. We love these because they are quick, I almost always have what we need for them, and they taste amazing. So here is what you'll need.

1/2 lb chicken. We use the already grilled chicken strips from Costco for these because it makes life so much easier!
1 TBS cooking oil
1 serrano pepper
1/2 medium onion
1 lime or lemon (or lemon juice)
1 tsp-Tbs hot sauce We like THIS kind
shredded cheese
soft corn tortillas
and any other toppings you like on your tacos (tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, etc)

In a saute pan, cook the chicken in some oil.  Add pepper and onion and cook until the onions are clear. Add lemon juice and hot sauce and mix well. Cover with a lid and set aside to keep warm.  Put some oil on a griddle and place the tortillas on top. Heat one side and flip. Put some cheese in the middle of the tortilla and let it melt. Add the meat. Fold tortillas in half and add toppings as desired.


We like to use refried beans as a side dish to this but Spanish rice or basically anything else would be a perfect side dish!

What is your go-to summer meal?

Do you like corn or flour tortillas?

Hard or soft shell?

What is your favorite kind of cuisine? 

16 comments:

  1. well, I'm originally from New Mexico so I love all kinds of tacos. hard shell. soft shell. I love corn and flour tortillas (but tacos deserve corn tortillas). We don't have a go to summer meal. We just try to cook occasionally instead of having sandwiches on the run to the gym or training!

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    1. I never liked a corn tortilla until just recently and now I love it for tacos!

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  2. I love tacos and they are perfect for the summer, I totally agree! I like corn tortillas and I'm team soft shell!

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  3. I like to mix it up with corn tortillas and soft tacos. Perfect excuse to eat guacamole

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  4. Taco bar night at our house is very popular - we do both soft and hard shells. We don't really have a go-to summer meal, but we do a lot on the grill.

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    1. Yes, the grill is a summer staple appliance for us for sure! Anything to make cooking/cleaning easier.

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  5. We have tacos all the time. We even had a taco bar for Father's day! Anything goes here!

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  6. Yum! My go-to meal is similar - fajitas with the frozen fire roasted pepper mix from Trader Joe's.

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    1. Yep! We do fajitas all the time too. I love quick easy dinners and I love Mexican food so it's a win win. Have a great day Wendy!

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  7. I like any kind of taco, with any kind of meat LOL A lot of times, I just crumble the taco shells (if I don't have any chips on hand) and just mix everything together like a salad.

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    1. Love the idea of a taco salad. I never think about making it into a salad but now I think I'll try it. It would especially make a perfect lunch!

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  8. I don’t eat tacos that often but i love them because they are super quick to make! Also i love that everyone can customize them with different toppings.

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  9. We love us some tacos around here! Soft and hard shell and corn or flour works for us! Your tacos look yummy!!

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  10. Yay for tacos! I need to go make some soon! *-*

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  11. Tacos are a staple in our house. We have tacos at least once a week here. In fact, we just had them tonight.

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  12. I make tacos each week! I recently had a flour/corn tortilla combo and it was fantastic!
    Tacos are just So darn good!
    My go to summer meal is anything that is simple and less than 15 min to prep!

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