Happy Cinco de Mayo! So, for those not in the know, here's what wikipedia says about Cinco de Mayo:
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. The outnumbered Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army that had not been defeated in almost 50 years. Cinco de Mayo is not "an obligatory federal holiday" in Mexico, but rather a holiday that can be observed voluntarily. While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. A common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day, which actually is September 16 (dieciséis de septiembre in Spanish),the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.
So in all reality Cinco de Mayo isn't a hugely celebrated holiday where I am, frankly dieciseis de septiembre is (it's my b-day!) but Cinco de Mayo is a great reason to make some Mexican food! So I present, Chicken Fiesta Tacos:
Chicken Fiesta Tacos with Mango Pineapple Salsa
1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro
1 Minced Jalapeno
1/3 Cup Chopped Red Onion
1/2 A Pineapple, Chopped
2 Mangoes, Chopped
1 Lime, Juiced
2 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Chili Powder
1. Mix all ingredients together, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
3 Tbsp Catsup
3 Tbsp Honey
2 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Finely Chopped Chipotle Adobo Smoked Pepper
1 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Tsp Paprika
3 Chicken Breasts
1. Mix all items together, marinate chicken in the sauce for at least one hour.
2. After chicken has been marinated, grill chicken.
3. Slice into fajita-style strips to serve.
Serve the chicken inside tortillas (flour, corn, wheat, your choice), place salsa over the top of the chicken, add cubed avocado, also, in proper Cinco de Mayo fashion, serve this with an ice cold Mexican beer (maybe a Sol for me?). Enjoy!
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