What a fabulous lunch for a lazy Sunday! Mmmm, I cooked a filling of tender chicken with tangy-sweet barbecue sauce and super spicy pickled jalapeno peppers to give these cheesy tacos an irresistible Southern-style twist. Pro-tip: bake your tortillas with the cheese on them before adding the slaw and chicken – you can thank me later. Oh, and look who made a guest appearance! A side of sweet potato wedges roasted with a savory blend of garlic powder, smoked paprika, and more – perfectly rounding out this dish, the best meal ever!
Ingredients for the best meal ever
- 10 oz Chopped Chicken Breast
- 4 Flour Tortillas
- 2 Scallions
- 1 lb Sweet Potatoes
- ½ lb Cabbage
- ¼ cup Barbecue Sauce
- 2 Tbsps Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 oz White Cheddar Cheese
- 1 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika, & Whole Dried Parsley)
Recipe for the best meal ever
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Line a sheet pan with foil. Cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges; place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). Toss to thoroughly coat. Transfer to the sheet pan and arrange in an even layer, skin side down. Roast 28 to 30 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.
While the sweet potatoes roast, cut out and discard the core of the cabbage; thinly slice the leaves. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Roughly chop the pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands and cutting board immediately after handling.
While the sweet potatoes continue to roast, in a large bowl, combine the sliced cabbage, vinegar, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.
While the slaw marinates, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken in an even layer and cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions and as much of the chopped pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Add the barbecue sauce and cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until coated. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.
While the chicken cooks, place the tortillas on a separate sheet pan. Evenly top with the grated cheese; season with salt and pepper. Bake 3 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Transfer to a work surface. Assemble the tacos using the cheesy tortillas, cooked chicken, and slaw. Serve the tacos with the roasted sweet potatoes. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!
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