Yummy Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

I bought one of Rachael Ray’s cookbooks a few years ago. It was the 30 minute meal cookbook and it promised all of the recipes inside could be accomplished in less than 30 minutes.

Well, I quickly found out that it was a load of rubbish.

No meal inside of this cookbook, at least of the many I tried, could be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Between the prep and actual cooking time, all of the meals took closer to 45 minutes.

I was very disappointed! Rachael Ray and I were now friends off.

I have also tried other chief’s less than 60 minute and less than 30 minute meals, to no avail.

One day I got an email from a nutritionist friend of mine and she was offering a dinner recipe that took less than 10 minutes!

I was very skeptical. I figured she must have a great recipe for a sandwich.

Well, it wasn’t a sandwich, and it took longer than 10 minutes. Again, very disappointed.

So, I gave up. The 10 minute meal, or 15 or 30 minute meal is a myth.

Or, so I thought.

As my children got older, and life got crazier, I was forced to get resourceful and creative with my cooking. And in the craziness that is life I figured out the secret to the 10 minute meal.

The secret is batch cooking.

Batch cooking is when you cook a large amount of a single protein, like chicken. You then store the chicken in the fridge or freezer and use it when you need a quick meal. You can repurpose it for a variety of dinners, like tacos, pasta, sandwiches, soup, etc.

When your meat is already cooked it is possible to create a delicious meal in less than 10 minutes.

The fastest meal ever is pre-cooked chicken with a side of fresh veggies. We eat this meal a lot during hockey season.

But if you want more flavour, or more variety, my next favourite 10 minute meal is tacos. And I would love to share my recipe with you. You can find it below. Enjoy!!

Radish Salsa Tacos

Ingredients

Radish Salsa

  • 1 bunch radishes, diced
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt

Cilantro lime sauce

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Tacos

  • 1 cup pre-cooked chicken breast or thighs, diced
  • Corn tortillas
  • Lettuce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Lettuce

Instructions

  1. To make the salsa, combine the radishes, scallions, jalapeno, lime juice and salt in a bowl; stir to combine
  2. To make the cilantro lime sauce, add the sour cream, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice to blender or food processor; blend for 30 seconds to 1 minutes or until creamy
  3. To make the tacos, place a piece of lettuce on the taco shell, add other ingredients to your liking