Chicken Taco Bites

It’s always a struggle to get our oldest son, Lincoln, to try a new food.
It’s frustrating.
It’s challenging.
Sometimes we fail,
but sometimes we succeed.
And that little success, allows us to keep creating dishes we think he’ll like.
This dish was created as a result of that constant Tug of War!
Who knew he’d like Chicken Tacos?!
But, he likes chicken and he loves ‘Mexican chips’.
Our new strategy is to get him to commit to ONE BITE.
(I’m not ashamed to say we’ve resorted to bribes rewards at times!
I feel like JR Ewing on Dallas, “Son, you’re gonna take a bite….
 and turn Southfork over to me….
and I’ll make sure things work out with Elena.”
Don’t you just love how he never raises his voice, never gets frantic?
And those eyebrows!?
Did you know The Eyebrows have their own Facebook and Twitter pages?!
L-O-V-E that!!!

Do you have a picker eater? What techniques do you use to get him/her to try knew foods?

Chicken Taco Bites #callmepmc
*The Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce is VERY hot, use with caution!*
Easy and Quick Chicken Taco Bites

First marinate 3 to 4 chicken breast in taco and fajita seasoning. Grill chicken, then cube or shred.
Add chicken to tortilla chips. Top with pico de gallo and sour cream.
Chicken Taco Bites
For adults, drizzle Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
 sauce over top for extra heat!
Chicken Taco Bites

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Chicken Taco Bites
  • 3 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 T taco seasoning
  • 1 T fijita seasoning
  • 3/4 c water
  • Tortilla chips
  • pico de gallo
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
  • In a gallon size zip top bag, mix taco seasoning and fajita seasoning together. Pour in water, zip closed and shake until well combined. Add chicken, close, sit in bowl to avoid leaks, and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours.
  • Grill at 350 degrees approximately 30 minutes depending on size and thickness of breast. Insert instant read thermometer, when it reads 160 degrees they're done. Remove and allow to rest 5 to 10 minutes. Cube chicken.
  • Meanwhile, spread tortilla chips to a platter. Layer chicken, pico de gallo, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream (black olives, green onions, or any toppings can be added at this point). Garnish with a drizzle of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (for adults) and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe from Paula at http://www.callmepmc.com/ Recipe original from Paula at Call Me Pmc © 2012 – 2013 CallMePMc.com – All Rights Reserved "All recipes and images are original and the sole property of CallMePMc.com © 2012-2013, with all rights reserved. All content herein is meant for your personal enjoyment only. Content on CallMePMc.com is in no way to be used for commercial purposes. Other than linking to a page or pinning an image only on Pinterest (complete recipe is not allowed to be copied to Pinterest or any other site), Call Me PMc asks that you do not copy or otherwise use images or original recipes for any other purpose. If you would like to use any of my pictures you must first contact Call Me PMc and get express written permission. Use of this site automatically constitutes your agreement to these terms."

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Gteat stuff!

  2. These look so good. I love this recipe. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/face-cleansing-oil-and-wednesdays.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  3. Thanks for linking this in – somehow it ended up in bananas – so I have moved it to the chicken edition for you. Cheers

  4. I absolutely love this idea. It's absolutely fabulous.

  5. I have friends who started an 50 food challenge with their picky eaters. When they have tried 50 new foods they get a toy. So far it is working. I love the tacos I think they are very appealing.

  6. That's a great idea!! I think I'll try it.

  7. what a fun idea

  8. Mmmm – looks tasty! I love anything that comes in bite sizes. Visiting from Shaken Together linkup :)

  9. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. Great nacho recipe.
    Debi

  10. These sound so easy and tasty! My son is fortunately not a picky eater (yet) but my little brother was the worst I had ever seen, so I totally understand your struggle!

    • We actually did a 50 new foods contest and gave him a big happy that he’d been wanting and thankfully he’s kept eating some of the 50 things he tried. He still doesn’t do fruits or veggies though.

  11. Paula, These look terrific and perfect for appetizers. Lincoln will surprise you one day when he’ll eat everything … after he’s off to college. Love the Dallas referencing. Pinning this!

  12. Paula,

    These chicken taco bites would be perfect this weekend for the Super Bowl. Thanks for sharing!!

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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