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SANDRA'S INCREDIBLE CHICKEN CHALUPAS TEX-MEX STYLE

I have enjoyed these chalupas for years 
at a local eatery,
but they have since closed their doors 

so this is my reiteration...
Servings: (4)
Prep: 20 mins. |
Cook: 20 mins.

Posted by Sandra

INGREDIENTS:

***Chalupas:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cooked boneless-skinless chicken breasts, roughly shredded
1/2 cup chicken low-sodium broth
2 teaspoons bacon grease
1 can of refried beans
4 (8”) corn tortillas, lightly sprayed with oil
1 cup monterrey jack cheese, shredded
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

***Garnish:
3 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
2 roma tomato, chopped
2 green onion, chopped
Jarred pickled jalapeno slices
1 sm. jar whole baby corns spears, drained
1 lime cut ino 4 wedges

***Dressing
4 tablespoons mild green tomatillo taco sauce (I prefer La Victoria)
1 tablespoon juice from pickled jalapeno jar
1 teaspoon hot horseradish (not sauce)

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in small bowl, and set aside.

In a small saucepan over low heat melt the bacon grease, and add the refried beans while stirring, and heat just until warm, and set aside.

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add the shredded chicken and heat just until it begins to slightly brown, and add broth while scraping bits from bottom of pan, and heat until skillet becomes devoid of water while occasionally stirring; turn off heat.

Spray bottom side of tortilla with oil. Spread the refried beans on dry side of corn tortillas, sprinkle each equally with chicken, and both shredded cheeses. Place in the oven and bake until the cheese melts, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Gently remove warmed tortillas from oven, and place each on serving plat. Garnish each tortilla equally shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions, sliced pickled jalapenos, and then place baby corn spears, and a wedge of lime around outside of plates. Drizzle with equal amounts of dressing – Enjoy!


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Tip:  This is also great with a dollop of sour cream, guacamole and homemade salsa.

1 comment:

sandra said...

This is one of my absolute favorite comfort foods...when I have a day off I find that this is one that I frequently think to make - yummmooo!

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