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Home Made Taco Bowls with Chicken and Salsa

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I like the idea of making things myself and experimenting. I did these taco bowls incorrectly at first, however after I had done a few, I worked out a better way.

Using an upside down 12 cup muffin tin, you put the tortilla in the spaces next to the indentations so that they form a cup. My tortillas were a bit big and next time I would cut a bit off them so I get a deeper, smaller "bowl"!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 bowls

Ingredients
For the salsa
About 1 cups parsley, chopped
cup raw macadamias (or cashews)
Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt to taste

For the tacos
4 small tortillas
Cooking spray

For the filling
400 g chicken breasts, cut into small pieces (mine were a bit large!)
tsp garlic salt
cup tasty cheese, grated
cup sour cream
1 cup lettuce, thinly sliced
1 Roma tomato, chopped
2 tbsp black olives, sliced

Method
For the salsa
Make the salsa first by putting all the ingredients into a blender, and chopping until it is not too fine - still has a few lumpy bits. You may need a bit more oil to do this.


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Set aside - this can be made days ahead and kept in the fridge.

For the tortilla cups
Preheat the oven to 190/170 fan forced.

Heat the tortillas in a stack inside a slightly damp paper towel, or cloth towel, in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until warm - this will stop them cracking while baking.

Coat each side of the tortillas with cooking spray.

Turn a 12 cup muffin tin upside down and place a tortilla in the space between four of the cups so that they will form a bowl.


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Push down slightly so they are deeper.

Bake until they are firm and just starting to brown - this will take about 10 - 15 minutes.


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Take out of the oven to cool.

Meanwhile make the chicken filling by mixing the garlic salt with the chicken pieces.

Heat pan on a medium to high heat and add some oil.

Add the chicken and stir, cooking until the outside is no longer pink -only about 3 minutes.

Add the salsa and cook, stirring until the chicken is done, and this will only be about 3 more minutes - do NOT overcook, or the breast meat becomes tough.


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Fill each tortilla bowl with some of the chicken mixture.


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Top with some of the cheese, and the sour cream.

Add some of the shredded lettuce, and tomatoes.

Finally sprinkle with some of the olives, and serve.

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#Lunch
#Snack
#Family
#Chicken
#Salsa
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