If ever there was an ingredient I love purely for it’s convenience, it would be this: Rotisserie chicken. Right…the ones you can buy at your grocery store that are all hot and ready to go. I don’t know about everywhere else, but here in Victoria, you can buy one of these deliciously moist, ready to eat chickens for $7.99 when hot, and $6.99 when cold. That’s cheaper than buying a whole, raw chicken from the meat department. Which would explain why, at around 6pm on weekdays, there is always a line up to grab one.
They are fabulous for quick meals during the week when you run out of ideas or time. I love them on the weekend too, when I can create fabulous meals out of them without having to spend over an hour roasting it myself. In this heat, there’s no way I’m turning my oven on for more than 10 minutes, unless it contains chocolate…then I may be persuaded.
Today was one of those days where I wanted to make something really tasty, but not spend the whole night in the kitchen away from my family. It is the weekend, and I do cherish the time we get to spend with each other. Besides, my husband loves these things. Who am I kidding? So do I!
Today I felt like some kind of Mexican food, and rotisserie chicken of course. So Pulled chicken tacos are what came to mind. Very easy to make, only a little prep work, and you’ll be back to your family in no time.
Pulled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa
1 precooked, cooled rotisserie chicken
1 avocado, pitted and diced
1 tomato, diced
handful of cilantro, chopped fine
salt & pepper to taste
juice of 1/2 a lime
10 Small flour tortillas
Grated cheddar cheese
shredded romaine lettuce
spreadable sauce, optional (we used a Mexican Jalapeno mayo)
1. Remove all the meat from your chicken, pulling the meat apart into small pieces. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, combine diced avocado, tomato, cilantro, lime juice and salt & pepper. Set that aside.
3. To assemble your tacos, take one tortilla, spread on your sauce of choice (or not), add a small handful of chicken, a scoop of your avocado salsa, a sprinkle of lettuce and a little handful of cheese.
4. Fold in half to make taco, repeat!
If you’ve noticed my pictures are getting better (well, I hope they are), we can all thank my Father-in-Law, Dirk for giving me his Tripod. Thanks Dirk!
Let me know what you think! I love to hear feedback!