The other day the family went to a local chain restaurant. With 3 kids under 8 years old it is always a challenge to select the dishes they want. For our children we usually choose from the kids menu but we have found, of late, that most times they only eat a portion of the food on their plate.
My wife and I love appetizers and it is not a rare thing to split a few appetizers and call it a meal. So this time we decided to go that route with the whole gang. It took a bit to convince the kids but in the end we all were satisfied with our choices.
Being a foodie, I love to get a dish that I enjoy and then want to emulate at home. I find myself turning into a lab technician examining the dish trying to discern all the ingredients so that I can recreate it in my own kitchen. This time the dish that had my attention was the chicken taco. I have had chicken tacos plenty of times but it was the mangos (oh mangos I love you so!) and the cilantro ranch dressing that had my taste buds smiling.
Below is my recreation and let me tell you that this dish has immediately made itself a family favourite. Give it a try. It is so light and fresh on a warm summer day. I served them with texas beans (that recipe is coming soon!).