Active Time: 20 min – Start to Finish: 30 min – Serves: 12
3 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 14-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14-oz can yellow corn, rinsed and drained
1 red onion, chopped
5 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup queso fresco, crumbled
24 corn tortillas
4 limes, cut into wedges
3 tsp cumin
Extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt & black pepper
Cut the chicken breasts into 1” cubes. Season chicken with 3 tsp salt, pepper, juice of 1 lime and 1 tsp cumin. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat, add 2 Tbs oil, then add half the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until fully cooked. Remove to a large bowl, add ¼ cup cilantro, juice of 1 lime and stir. Continue with second batch of chicken. Let cooked chicken cool for 10-20 minutes.
Use two metal forks and pull apart the chicken until it’s nicely shredded.
Combine the black beans, corn, 2 Tbs cilantro, pinch of salt and pepper and juice of half a lime in a bowl. In separate bowls place the chopped tomatoes, cilantro, onions, and queso fresco.
In a large pan over medium heat, add the corn tortilla 6-8 at a time for 1 minute until warmed. This helps make the tortillas able to fold up around the meat.
Top the tortillas as you like it with shredded chicken, black beans, corn, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and queso fresco. Serve warm with lime wedges.
Shout out: Thank you Karen for supplying the recipe for a delicious Chanukah treat: Rugelah. I made the recipe and it was a HIT with my family and friends.
Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives. He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things. Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.