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Chicken & Carnitas Tacos

February 3rd, 2019 – Super Bowl Sunday my younger daughter and I, decided to go with the Taco Sunday theme. This weekend’s forecast was cold and rainy and I know that my beloved family would love to have snacks and munchies through-out the day while watching Super Bowl. This year the competing teams were New England Patriots and Los Angeles RAMS.

My younger daughter who is a foodie, loves shopping at Sprout’s Farmers Market. We both went grocery shopping the previous day and got some pre-cooked Tortillas, cheese & Mexican groceries. We marinated the chicken and carnitas (Pork) Saturday night. Below is the taco recipe we found online and was really good and yummy.

Ingredients for Chicken Taco filling

1 tbsp.- extra-virgin olive oil

4- boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ strips

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tsp. -chili powder

2 tsp. -cumin

1/2 tsp. -garlic powder

1/4 tsp. -paprika

1/4 tsp. -cayenne

8 -corn tortillas, warmed


Thinly sliced red onion

Diced tomato

Shredded Monterey jack

Diced avocado

Fresh cilantro

Lime wedges

Ingredients for Pork Taco filling


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 (4-5 pound) pork shoulder/pork butt/ pork belly trimmed of excess fat

1 lime, juiced and 1/2 orange squeezed

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium onion, roughly chopped

1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles

1 cup water

3 bay leaves

1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

cilantro for serving, if desired

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