Ground Chicken and Chorizo Tacos

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, March 21, 2016

Aired March 21, 2016

Serves 4

For the Fresh Tomatillo Salsa:
3 tomatillos, husked and coarsely chopped
1/2 small onion, coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño or Serrano pepper, coarsely chopped
A small handful cilantro
1 teaspoon light agave or Acacia honey
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon cumin
For the Tacos:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground chicken
Salt and pepper
2 teaspoons ground green New Mexican chili powder or mild chili powder like ancho
1 teaspoon each ground cumin and coriander
1/2 pound Mexican chorizo (fresh sausage), casings removed
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup chicken stock or water
12 corn tortillas

To Serve: lime wedges, crumbled queso fresco, thinly sliced radishes, shredded white cabbage, sliced avocado dressed with lemon or lime juice


Process salsa ingredients in a food processor until almost smooth. Adjust seasonings, transfer to a bowl and reserve,
Heat a large nonstick skillet with oil, 2 turns of the pan. Add chicken and season with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin and coriander. Add sausage and brown and crumble meats.  Add onions, jalapeño and garlic, stir 3-4 minutes to soften then add stock or water to keep moist; reduce heat to low.
Char the corn tortillas over an open flame or in a dry, stainless skillet over high heat for about 30 seconds per side to blister. 
How I build this taco: cabbage, avocado, radishes, chicken filling, a squirt of lime juice, some cheese and green salsa.