Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hungry Hungry Hippo

Whew! After surviving my second Meet the Teacher afternoon/evening I was one hungry hungry hippo.

I felt a photo was necessary.
I have been waiting/dying to try Picky Palate's chicken taquitos. Click here to access her recipe index. So on my drive home I started thinking about dinner. Okay, let's be honest. I'm always thinking about food... so I knew this was a good idea long before 5:00.

I got home and dumped everything in my living room and headed towards the kitchen. I pulled up the recipe on my computer to find I was missing the first 4 ingredients. Shucks!

Did that stop me!? No way jose. I made due with what thingy-ma-bobs (also known as ingredients) I had and started cooking.
Tempting Shredded Chicken Taquitos
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
2 cups cooked, then shredded chicken breast
3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
burrito size flour tortillas

1. In 10-inch non stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeno pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in chicken, 3 tablespoons cilantro, salt, cumin, pepper and tomatoes with green chilies; cook 5 minutes. 
2. Place oil into large skillet over medium heat. Place about 2 large Tablespoons of chicken mixture into each tortilla. Tightly roll, securing ends with toothpicks. In batches, place taquitos into hot pan. Pan fry until nice and golden brown on each side. Remove, transfer to a paper towel lined plate to dry. Serve and enjoy!

I sat down at my usual spot at the kitchen table and laughed along with Robin, Barney, Marshall, Ted, and Lilly. No, those are not my imaginary friends, guys. 5:00? HIMYM! Everyday!
Paired my taquito with a hearty helping of chips and salsa!
Full belly and happy heart ready for day one of 5th grade!


  1. now THAT is my kinda meal! looks delicious! GOOD LUCK WITH THE KIDDOS MANANA!
    -ali (had to include that cause it always calls me gibberish)

  2. Oh my goodness... that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! YUM! ~Amanda @ The Teaching Thief

  3. HIMYM is the best! can't wait for the new season!


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