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posted: 7/18/2012 12:46 PM

Coconut-Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos

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  • Make sure to use coconut milk, not water, for these pulled chicken tacos.

      Make sure to use coconut milk, not water, for these pulled chicken tacos.
    Associated Press

  • Make sure to use coconut milk, not water, for these pulled chicken tacos.

      Make sure to use coconut milk, not water, for these pulled chicken tacos.
    Associated Press

 

2-pound rotisserie chicken

1 cup coconut milk

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teaspoon cumin

1 lime, zested and juiced

Splash hot sauce

Salt and ground black pepper

cup fresh cilantro, chopped

8 flour tortillas (6-inch), warmed

1 small red onion, diced

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

Remove the meat from the chicken, then use your fingers to pull any larger chunks into bite-size pieces.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the chicken, coconut milk, cumin, lime zest and juice, and hot sauce. Simmer until heated through and thick. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then remove from the heat. Stir in the cilantro, then divide the mixture between the tortillas.

Top each serving with diced onion and avocado. Serve immediately.

Serves four.

Nutrition values per serving: 610 calories, 33 g fat (15 g saturated), 39 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber, 40 g protein, 100 mg cholesterol, 970 mg sodium.

J.M. Hirsch, The Associated Press

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