When I was looking for a way to change up taco night and make it a little lighter, I came across a recipe from The Stay at Home Chef using chicken.
The original recipe uses thigh meat, which was good. But, I like to use chicken breast tenderloin. It gives a good boost of protein while being lean. And, because you can cook it quickly, I've never had an issue with the meat drying out the way large breast cuts can do sometimes.
The trick to this recipe is getting the pan really hot before putting the marinaded meat in to cook and letting the meat rest to keep its juiciness.
If you're worried about the heat of the cayenne, you can leave it out. However, I don't usually like spicy food and this dish is one of my favorites.
And talk about convenient! You throw it all together earlier in the day (or the night before if you want) and it cooks up so fast and easy.
I wrap the chicken in low carb tortillas, add some veggies, shredded cheese and salsa for a tasty taco meal!
Note: I've also tried this marinade with center cut pork chops and they were delish!
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