Cumin Chicken Tacos


There are days when the notion of cooking makes me want to stab people in the eyes. Today was on of those days. But sadly, I am not a camel and can’t live off of my hump for 40 days, so I had to ponder dinner. Cumin chicken tacos it was.

I love tacos. Plain and simple. It’s amazing how much flavor you can pack into a little tortilla. My go to taco at my favorite spot is birria with consume to dip it in. But when I’m home and need a quick fabulous dinner, I pick the path of least resistance. This is where I pretend that the 8 hungry mouths I have to feed daily are human. Luckily, they aren’t. I just own an insane number of animals, and one Nash, who is also known as giraffe. No, he doesn’t have a long neck, nor is he excessively tall, spotted, have a blue tongue, or any other such resemblance. Rather, he’s just perfected his giraffe call. He coughs, they come. Same same when Sally coughs at giraffes. The two coughing at each other is awkwardly adorbs. Especially on FaceTime. Sally and the Giraffe, to clarify. I don’t run about the world having Sally FaceTime with random giraffes. That would be odd. Except in Johannesburg but that’s another story. Now where was I? Ah yes, when I need a fabulous dinner and can’t be f**ked to put in the time. So, I pick cumin chicken tacos topped with radish slaw.

Today was exhausting. It was blazing hot despite being mid October. I felt like something that had been stuck to someone’s shoe, and all the pets were in a mood and being bastards, plus the normal grown up working thing. So come dinner time all I wanted to do was crawl under Pizza the Hut and eat my way through. But then I’d be sad about how my ever growing ass was ever growing. So I pottered over to the kitchen and remembered I had some radishes I needed to use up and some chicken in the freezer. I set the chicken out to thaw. Put the Giraffe to cutting up the radishes and went to go sit on the couch. Twenty minutes later the chicken was thawed, radishes, chili peppers, and cilantro was chopped, and I was ready to go.

This dish is incredibly satiating. So easy to put together and it’s healthy! It nearly made me forget how pooey I felt. The cumin adds the perfect zing to an otherwise bland meat. The radishes give the dish a great sharpness. The cilantro, peppers, and lime make it seem so fresh and fabulous. All in all this is a great fast meal – lunch or dinner. Summer or winter!

How about a couple more easy meals? Try these:

Cumin Chicken Tacos

Course: Main CoursesCuisine: Punjabi FusionDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 lbs chicken, boneless skinless

  • 4 tbsp cumin, ground

  • Salt, to taste

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 8 flour tortillas

  • Radish Slaw

Equipment/Specialty Items


  • Marinate Chicken:
  • Remove fat and general yucky bits off of the chicken and slice into bite size strips.
  • In a medium sized bowl mix ground cumin, salt, and lime juice.
  • Mix chicken into lime mix. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Cook Chicken:
  • In a medium sized frying pan heat olive oil over high heat.
  • Add chicken into skillet and continue cooking till it’s cooked through. Approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • Assemble Taco:
  • Heat tortillas over flame to crisp up a bit.
  • Place chicken over tortilla and top with radish slaw.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 18.6g 28%
    • Saturated Fat 3.3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 175mg 59%
  • Sodium 238mg 10%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 820mg 24%
  • Total Carbohydrate 31.5g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 6.1g 24%
    • Sugars 2.6g
  • Protein 70.3g 140%
  • Calcium 12%
  • Iron 40%
  • Vitamin D 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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