Pollo Dorados Tacos (Golden Chicken Tacos)

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Makes:
6 servings
Start to Finish:
40 mins
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Pollo Dorados Tacos (Golden Chicken Tacos)

Ingredients
1/3
cup chopped onion (1 small)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
14 1/2 ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up
1
4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, undrained
3
cups shredded cooked chicken
12
6-inch corn tortillas*
1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
cups shredded lettuce
1
tomato, seeded and diced
1/2
cup Mexican crema or creme fraiche
1/4
cup crumbled or shredded queso fresco or queso anejo (1 ounce)
 
Fruit salsa or other salsa (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large skillet cook onion in the 1 tablespoon hot oil until tender. Stir in canned tomatoes and chile peppers. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated; stir in chicken.
  2. Place 1/4 cup of the filling on one end of each tortilla and roll up; secure with toothpicks. Pour the 1/4 cup oil into a clean large skillet; heat over medium heat until hot. Fry tacos, three or four at a time, in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Transfer fried tacos to a paper-towel-lined tray.
  3. To serve, cover a serving platter or individual plates with shredded lettuce and diced fresh tomato. Top with tacos. Serve with Mexican crema, crumbled cheese, and, if desired, salsa.

From the Test Kitchen

*Tip:

To prevent tortillas from breaking, wrap two tortillas at a time in paper towels. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 10 seconds. Fill the two tortillas before warming the next two tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

(Pollo Dorados Tacos (Golden Chicken Tacos))
    Per serving:
  • 454 kcal cal.,
  • 26 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 91 mg chol.,
  • 304 mg sodium,
  • 31 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 25 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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