Tomatillo Salsa & Easy Chicken Tacos

Tomatillos have been in abundance at the farmer’s market (even here in the heartland.) I bought a whole basket of them for $2 last week. Having the tomatillos so available made it a perfect time to make this salsa and have chicken tacos! I made a cheese quesadilla for dinner tonight and dipped them in this salsa . . . YUM! My son, Matt, gets the credit for this recipe. He’s a great cook and everyone has been telling me that I need to put it on my blog. So here it is.

Salsa Ingredients
6 tomatillos, husk removed and cut in half
1-2 jalapenos, stem removed
2 thick slices of a large red onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 T. honey
2 T. olive oil
Juice of two limes
A handful of fresh cilantro
Salt & pepper to taste

Grill the tomatillos, jalapeno, red onion, and garlic until cooked through and slightly blackened.

Grilled jalapenos, onions, tomatillos, and garlic before blending

Grilled jalapenos, onions, tomatillos, and garlic before blending

Place all four grilled ingredients in a blender and add the honey, olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth.

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

Chicken Taco Ingredients
1 Rotisserie Chicken, skin removed and the meat shredded or package of grilled chicken strips
flour tortillas
shredded cheese
sour cream
diced tomatoes

Assemble the above taco ingredients on a flour tortilla and top with the tomatillo salsa. This salsa is also great over a plate of nachos, with shredded pork tacos, or as a dip for quesadillas.

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One Response to “Tomatillo Salsa & Easy Chicken Tacos”
  1. Your Son says:

    Once again, looks great!

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