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Easy cheesy taco boat shells with chicken and mushrooms

Easy cheesy taco boat shells with chicken and mushrooms, an amazing appetizer that is full of flavours and sure to impress anyone. Unexpected guests? Not to panic, these taco boats are exactly what you need.

Easy cheesy taco boat shells with chicken and mushrooms

Easy cheesy taco boat shells with chicken and mushrooms

Isn’t it just wonderful when you can create fabulous dishes with the same ingredients? For example, this filling can go amazingly well in a lovely pot pie as well, or in a nice wrap. But get some soft tortilla taco boats, and you have a completely different dish, that not only tastes great, but also looks spectacular. I have just found my favourite appetizer ever!

It has everything I love most: my favourite cheese, chicken, and mushrooms. Now, this is not quite a Mexican dish, but a rather Mexican-style one. I have decided to keep the flavours pretty simple, and did not use taco seasoning. Instead, I bet all my money on the fantastic individual flavour of the ingredients used. And that was a good choice.

Mushrooms, for instance, make the happiest marriage in the universe with butter. Add some garlic and dill to them and you will be licking your fingers clean. Grilled chicken has such a flavour, even without using much seasoning. Interesting how the cooking technique can completely change the taste.

Easy cheesy taco boat shells with chicken and mushrooms

Easy cheesy taco boat shells with chicken and mushrooms

And cheese, well, just say cheese, and we have a pretty good idea how good the dish is. Now, bring these all together, and you have one tasty dish. You can eat the taco boats straight from the package, but l just love the crispiness you get from just baking them in the oven for 10 minutes. I could even eat them plain, they are that good! Right, let’s have some taco boats now before they cool down!

They are still heavenly tasty once they cool down, but I just love that golden crispiness you get when they are out of the oven. Plus, I have always love they food pretty food, somehow it tastes better, and it’s a lot more flavourful that cold. Taco shells can be found in pretty much any big supermarket in the international food aisle, and that’s where you can find Mexican seasoning too, in case you’d like to add some.

Easy cheesy taco boat shells with chicken and mushrooms

Easy cheesy taco boat shells with chicken and mushrooms

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Easy cheesy taco boats with chicken and mushrooms
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Easy cheesy taco boats with chicken and mushrooms
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Easy cheesy taco boats with chicken and mushrooms, a fabulous appetizer that looks and tastes great. All your guests will surely be impressed.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 378 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 300 g closed-cup mushrooms
  • 15 g butter
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 50 g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • fresh parsley
  • 4 soft tortilla taco boats
Instructions
  1. Dice the chicken and place it in a bag together with the oil, salt and pepper.

  2. Give the bag a good shake, then grill the chicken until cooked through, it usually takes about 5 minutes if you use a grill pan.

  3. Chop the mushrooms, spring onions and garlic cloves and add them to a frying pan together with the butter.

  4. Cook for 10 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and most of the juice has been absorbed.

  5. Add the grilled chicken to the pan and mix well.

  6. Divide the mixture between the 4 taco boats, top with grated cheese and bake in the oven at 180 degrees C for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.

  7. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Easy cheesy taco boats with chicken and mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 1512mg 63%
Potassium 952mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 11.8%
Vitamin C 8.2%
Calcium 19.5%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Lina
    January 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Awesome recipe!

  • Reply
    youthfoodblog
    February 4, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Love the idea of taco boat! So fun!

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