Sunday, August 25, 2013

Chicken Chorizo Street Tacos - #SundaySupper Global Street Food

Confession: I never tried Chorizo until we moved to Tampa. Now it is one of my favorite sausages and love it in omelets and tacos. When I heard the theme of this weeks #SundaySupper theme - Global Street Food, I knew instantly what I was going to make. Chicken and Chorizo tacos.
Here's how my love affair with Chorizo started: There used to be a restaurant called Taqueria Monterrey near USF, which is where we had our first experience with Chorizo. Taqueria is owned by the same family who owns the popular Taco Bus and they decided to replace Taqueria with Taco Bus. I do agree Taco Bus is probably a better fit for that area but I really wish they would put Chorizo tacos on their menu. 
Chicken and Chorizo Tacos
1lb ground chicken breast
1lb fresh chorizo, removed from casing and crumbled
1 onion, diced
2 cloves Garlic
Paprika to taste
Cayenne to taste
Corn tortilla shells
Fresco (white crumbling cheese)
Guacamole dip (see below)

Sautee chorizo with 1/2 of the chopped onion, along with garlic until opaque (5 minutes). You may need to add a tablespoon or so of Olive Oil if the chorizo doesn't produce enough oil naturally. Add the ground chicken and sautee until cooked through. Season with Paprika, Cayenne and Salt / Pepper.

Cooking your shells - you can do this two ways, fried or soft. In a clean pan on med-high heat, cook your tortilla shells until warmed with no oil. This will warm your shells up for a nice soft taco shell. You can also deep fry your shells in a 1/4" of olive oil, 30 seconds each side. While I loved the crunch to the fried shell, we both actually preferred the non-fried version.

Top each taco with Fresco, Guacamole dip (recipe below) Cilantro and onions.

Guacamole Dip:
From Rachael Ray Magazine
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup cilantro
2 avocados, pitted
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
In food processor, chop garlic and cilantro, then blend in avocados, lime juice, lime zest and 1 tbsp. water. Season and serve with tacos.

Check out what the rest of the #SundaySupper group is making this week!

Bread on the Boulevard
Hand-Held Savory Eats
To-Go Containers
Sweets on the Streets
Grab a Thermos 


  1. Chorizo is so amazing and so delicious. Great tacos :) ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

  2. Wrap just about anything in a corn tortilla and I'm a happy camper. After reading your post, I'm very curious about chorizo...Believe they've got a vegan version at Whole Foods which I may just have to try now =)

  3. Mmm I love chorizo, both the Mexican and Spanish kind. These tacos sound awesome.

  4. I love chorizo, too...and these tacos would disappear in quick fashion at my house. Yum!

  5. This is the kind of food truck I want pulling up on my street! Chorizo is amazing! This recipe would not last to even deliver to the table in my house!

  6. I LOOOOVE chorizo! These are exactly the kind of taco I want!

  7. I am definitely adding chorizo to my next chicken tacos! What a marvelous flavor booster!

  8. I love chorizo, Mexican chorizo, Spanish chorizo, give it to me and I will eat it all!

  9. 3 words for you. Yum...YUM....oh and more YUM!!!
    Bobbi *Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen*

  10. I adore chorizo!! I like the combination of chicken and chorizo together. YUM!!

  11. What a great idea combining the chicken with the chorizo--often I find chorizo by itself to be salty, so blending it with chicken is perfect!

  12. Funny, I've had chicken tacos, and I've had chorizo tacos...but I've never had chicken and chorizo tacos! They look authentic too! Great post!

  13. What a great idea to add chorizo to chicken! Love the combo!

  14. Love Chorizo and cannot wait to try this recipe!The flavors sound fantastic and its a great dinner idea too :)

  15. MUST try this recipe Megan, can't begin to tell you how badly I want it!

  16. Yay, chorizo! So glad you discovered it, because it is just delicious! Love that you combined it with chicken here - what a great idea for taco filling.

  17. Chorizo is one of my favorite sausages (and I do love a LOT of different sausages). Excellent use of it to go in the tacos. This is something I would love to get on the street or from a food truck.

  18. YUMMM! These look SO tasty! I absolutely love chorizo- both Mexican and Spanish varieties. Shame on me..I never went to Taqeuria Monterey but I heard so many great things. I'll definitely have to make these tacos on a weekend cheat day! Can't freaking wait!!