Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Soft Tacos
Sant If you have chili powder, taco-size flour tortillas, salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert. The Fourth Of July will be even more special with this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 25 minutes. It is an inexpensive recipe for fans of Mexican food.
In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, red pepper, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Stir in oil; mixture will be moistened but crumbly.
Generously rub chicken on all sides with chili mixture.
Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to marinate (or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day).
Preheat gas grill to medium, or preheat broiler to high and set rack 6 to 8 inches from source of heat. Grill or broil chicken until firm, about 5 minutes per side.
Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut into thin strips.
Warm tortillas as package label directs.
Serve chicken with tortillas.
Recommended wine: Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sparkling Rose
Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé are great choices for Mexican. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. One wine you could try is Francis Ford Coppolan Oregon Pinot Noir. It has 4.6 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 21 dollars.
Francis Ford Coppola Oregon Pinot NoirGrown in an appellation that experiences cool summers and mild winters, this Pinot Noir offers an exciting contrast to Coppola's California bottling, expressing a more delicate tannin structure and higher acidity that makes it elegant and well-proportioned. This wine reflects the essence of the appellation and flavors that make Oregon Pinot Noir so desirable.Light and stylish, the palate presents a freshly pickedquality, lively acidity, and well-balanced oak sweetness.This vintage is fruit forward with a satiny supple textureand ripe tannins. Thanks to careful barrel selection, notesof grilled almonds and toasted bread are beautifullyintegrated into the flavor matrix.