Thursday, May 12, 2011

P-Dub Is a Winner Again!

On Cinco de Mayo, Pioneer Woman posted a list of some of her favorite Mexican recipes that she has gotten from others. I was particularly drawn to this recipe by Josie for Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos. We were not disappointed! One bite into his first taquito, BJ sweetly announced, "These taste just like they came from a restaurant!" They were crispy, as taquitos should be, and creamy on the inside, as also taquitos should be.  They also had a slight kick to them courtesy of a pinch of cayenne, which I increased a bit for our own taste. Best of all, they were incredibly easy to prepare! Josie calls for baking the chicken breasts in an aluminum foil pouch, so here was my take on it:

  • Buy "trimmed and ready" chicken breasts (seriously, who has the time? I'll pay two quarters for not having to do the labor involved with raw chicken.)
  • Line a baking sheet with foil while Silas is doing this in the cabinets:    
  • Cut open the chicken and throw it into the middle of the foil-lined baking sheet.
  • While I'm washing my hands, remember that the Celtics are playing the Heat and plan to make a dash to the remote.
  • Make a dash to the remote and tune to the Celtics/Heat game.
  • Salt and pepper the chicken.
  • Fold the foil into a pouch and put the whole mess into the oven. Wala! Just in time to hastily rescue Silas who is steadily crawling toward the chemical cabinet.
During Silas' nap-time I assembled the rest of the goods, and as BJ was driving home I got the mess into the tortillas and threw it all into the oven. BJ made his incredibly famous guacamole when we got home and all was right with the world as the three of us ate a delicious dinner together. (Silas' dinner was NOT taquitos.)

This is Josie's photo, but honestly mine looked just as good. Okay, okay...maybe mine looked a little better.


  1. basically anything with "creamy" in the title, I want!