Chicken, Kale + Apple Tacos ~ Can you feel it? The shift in the air with an earlier darkness upon us in the evening, a few changing leaves, and a slightly cooler temperature –– fall is here. We went for a bike ride last night and it was perfect, well … except for the copious amounts of jumbo mosquitos lurking about trying to get a nibble but otherwise, perfect … the autumn season is really here. My oldest son can’t seem to get enough of apples right now and it seems as though they disappear within minutes of reaching the fruit bowl on the kitchen table. He told me apples are in his “top three” of favorite fruits (next to strawberries and peaches) and I asked him why? He says he loves their flavor and texture but what he really loves *most* about them is that they help loosen his teeth so he can get a visit from the tooth fairy –– ah, clever boy. So apples it is and the more the better around here apparently. With a dwindling bounty of apples and the threat of taco Tuesday looming –– Chicken, Kale and Apple Tacos came to be in our latest of apple frenzy days and they were delicious. Healthy, hearty and loaded with flavor they pleased the masses around here –– including the fairy seekers.
Place a large pan over medium heat and add olive oil followed by the chicken. Saute chicken for 6-8 minutes, until it's almost cooked through. In a small bowl combine the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and mix together well. Add mixture to the chicken and continue to stir until well incorporated. Once well combined, add in one cup of water and continue to stir. Next, add in the kale and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the water reduces down, the sauce begins to thicken, and kale begins to soften. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
Lay a tortilla out onto a plate. Layer in a few Tablespoons of the chicken mixture. Top with a sprinkle of cheese. Top that with a few apple sticks followed by a dollop of sour cream. Continue process until tacos are all made, serve.