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chicken tacos with lime and guacamole

As a photographer, I love capturing beautiful moments with my camera.  Typically those moments include kisses between a husband and wife, smiles of a mother and child, or laughter shared by friends.  I have recently discovered that another type of beauty I like to capture is that of food.  Cooking and baking are two things I love to do.  For me it is fun, it relieves stress, and it helps me show love to those I care about it.  In New York City people like to meet up outside of the home but do not as frequently invite one another in to their own apartments.  I am sure space has something to do with this, as well as the fact that there are amazing restaurants on every corner, but it results in less cooking.  This makes being invited over for a home cooked meal something special and unique.  My husband and I love having friends over for dinner but do not feel like we do it enough.  In fact, one of the goals we made together for 2013 was to cook for friends on a regular occasion.  This got me thinking about my favorite recipes to prepare, which led me to want to share these recipes with others.  As a photographer, I think it is important that I get to know my clients, and most would like to learn a little bit about me as well.  It helps them to feel comfortable in front of my lens and gives us fun things to talk about during our shoot.  Sharing things I enjoy, such as some of my favorite recipes, lets people learn more about who I am.  So, without further ado, here is the first recipe I would like to share.  It’s simple, quick, and delicious.  Enjoy!

  •  2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 limes
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tbs. jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 tbs. greek yogurt
  • salt & pepper

Cut avocados in half and remove seeds.  Scoop out avocado from the peel.  In a bowl roughly mash avocados using a fork.  Add juice of 1 lime, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and salt to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator.

Slice chicken into strips.  In a large pan heat coconut oil and place chicken breast in pan.  Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken as well as the juice of 1 lime.  Cook 3 minutes on each side or until cooked throughout.  Divide chicken breast evenly amongst the tortillas.

Remove guacamole from the refrigerator and add 1/2 the tomato.  Mix and distribute evenly on to each tortilla along with the cheddar cheese, greek yogurt, and remaining tomato.  Enjoy these tacos with with rice and beans on the side or double the guacamole recipe and serve with tortilla chips.

I hope you like them!  Check back soon for more recipes.  : )


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