Soft Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Onions, Peppers and Horseradish Sauce

Soft Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Onions, Peppers and Horseradish Sauce

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Colorful and succulent chicken tacos with the extra kick of horseradish. A sassy dish for a summer evening.

Recipe courtesy of the Horseradish Information Council in celebration of National Horseradish Month (July).

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  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Salt to taste
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream or mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons prepared horseradish


  • 1 Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in large non-stick skillet over high heat. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes. Reduce heat to med-low, cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add red pepper and continue cooking 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • 2 Season chicken with cumin and pepper. Heat oil in non-stick grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until lightly browned and juices run clear. Season with salt. Slice into 1/4 inch strips.
  • 3 While chicken is cooking, whisk sauce ingredients in medium bowl.
  • 4 Place 1/4 cup spinach over each tortilla. Divide chicken evenly, top with onions, peppers and horseradish sauce.


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