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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chicken Tacos ~Tailgating Time

You don't have to like football to enjoy tailgating! What is more fun than sharing good food with good friends? Join us for week #6 of Tailgating Time, it easy, just add your link! It's all about the food!! We make chicken tacos instead of beef all the time. I love the verde salsa with chicken. Use any cooked chicken and shred it as thin as you like. I use white corn tortillas and add a little oil to my omelette pan and fry the tortillas longer than you would for enchiladas and not as long as you would for tostadas. Cook them about 30 seconds on each side then place on a plate with a pepper towel and place another paper towel on top and fold it over, then on to the next one. I like it a little crisp, but not crunchy. Sprinkle on some parmesan cheese with a little garlic salt while they are still cooking so it will stick to the tortilla, they are so good like that. Then build your tacos the way you like them with cheese, lettuce, avocados, tomatoes and salsa verda.
Salsa Verde
-1 1/2 lbs tomatillos (boiled or roasted)
-1/2 onion chopped (or 1/2 cup green onions, I use shallots)
-1/2 C cilantro (or more)
-2-3 cloves garlic
-1 T fresh lime juice
-2 serrano peppers (stemmed, seeded, and chopped)
-1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
Remove the husks from tomatillos and rinse well. Place in sauce pan and cover with water and boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool enough to handle. Place tomatillos, with remaining ingredients in food processor or blender and pulse until mixed and chopped well. If you like a thinner consistency add a little water. Cool in refrigerator (or cooler). Can serve with chips too perfect for the game.

Tailgating Time will be posted every Sunday at noon and there is a change this week. It will be open until noon on Wednesday. That should still give you plenty of time to add your family favorites. We'll play each and every week until Superbowl Sunday.
Can't wait to see what you bring!
Tailgating Time is brought to you this week by:
Martha at ~ Seaside Simplicity
Tamy at ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
Me here at ~ The Tiny Skillet

Would you like to be a host of Tailgating Time too? Leave me a comment with your email so I can let Martha know and she'll send you the code and add you to the host list - more exposure, more links, more football food, more fun!