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    Maria's Taco Xpress Pollo Guisado

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    Sharon123's Note:

    I got this from Guy Fieri's cookbook, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Maria's Taco Xpress is a South Austin institution and it's fast food, Texas style. The locals rave about the food. Guy says the pollo guisado is a little bit sweet, spicy, tender, and crazy good!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put the chicken in a saucepan with salted water to just cover. Bring to a simmer and cook until just cooked through, about 25 minutes. Let cool, then shred the chicken.
    2. 2
      Place the tomatoes, chipotle sauce, cumin, garlic powder, 3/4 teaspoons pepper, 3/4 teaspoons salt, and 1 cup water in a blender. Puree until smooth.
    3. 3
      Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook until the onion is golden brown, about 7-10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the chipotle mixture and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken and simmer unil the sauce thickens and the chicken is tender, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    5. 5
      Serve the pollo guisado in crisp taco shells with shredded lettuce, diced tomato and shredded Cheddar cheese. Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 19, 2009

      45

      I loved the flavor of this dish, but even slathered with sour cream, I couldn't eat a whole portion because it was so spicy-hot. I don't know if I am a wimp or the chipotles were extraordinarily hot but it was a fiery dish. (even after I added some tomato sauce and a pinch of sugar!) I look forward to making this again and scaling way (way!) back on the chipotle.

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    • on August 18, 2009

      55

      I love Taco Xpress and this recipe is as good good as a trip to Austin! My only change was to use i cup of the broth from cooking the thighs in place of the water. Thanks for posting.

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    • on August 06, 2009

      55

      Outstanding recipe. I decided to season the chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika and saute in just a bit of olive oil for a bit more flavor. I did more of a chop than shred and sauteed the onion in the pan drippings. Served with lots of Vidalia onion, finely shredded lettuce, cilantro and lime. Absolutely delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Maria's Taco Xpress Pollo Guisado

    Serving Size: 1 (1592 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 396.3
     
    Calories from Fat 174
    43%
    Total Fat 19.3 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 188.8 mg
    62%
    Sodium 530.1 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.9 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    7%
    Sugars 4.0 g
    16%
    Protein 46.1 g
    92%

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