Monday, October 5, 2015

Chicken Chili Navajo Tacos





Navajo Tacos are a happy memory from my childhood. I remember being given a giant scone and then getting to load it with all my favorite things: chili, tomatoes, avocados, etc. I could put whatever I wanted on and leave off whatever I didn't like, making it the perfect meal for my picky eating. I still love to make them, but now I make them with white chili or ghost chili for that extra flavor!

Scones: 

  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • Oil for frying
Mix the dough in a stand mixer or by hand until well incorporated. The dough will be kind of crumbly. Add flour to your counter and knead by hand, adding a tablespoon of water at a time until the dough is soft. Let the dough rest for about a half an hour or so. Roll out the dough and cut it into large squares. Take one large square and stretch it out with your fingers.

 Heat 1-2 inches of oil over medium heat for 5 minutes before you start frying. Test that the oil is hot enough by putting a small piece of dough in the oil. If it starts to bubble around the dough right away, it is hot enough to fry your scones. DO NOT use high heat! The oil will get too hot and the scones will burn on the outsides before they cook through the middle. Let each scone fry until light brown, flip it over to the other side and let that brown. Use tongs to remove the scones from the oil and allow them to sit on a paper towel to drain the oil.

Tacos: 



Take one of the large scones and top with a generous helping of the White Chicken Chili.


Add all of your other favorite toppings. I love lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and avocados....yum!


You can find more Progresso recipes here.
What is your favorite Navajo Taco topping?
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25 comments:

Jen K said...

This looks so good! And looks like it's fun to make!

Lydia Filgueras said...

I really appreciate the tips for frying. I tend to avoid it generally so when I do deep fry something I always seem to struggle with the temperature.

Kallee said...

I love, love, love Navajo tacos. These look terrific!

Nikka Shae said...

Yummy!!! I love this meal!! I must try to recreate this!!!

Kid Minds said...

Such a clean stove top! I'm jealous! I love to cook, but cleaning the mess at the end started to wear me out. Your tacos look delicious.

Di said...

Do you think these would be ok baked? I don't like to fry foods in oil for health reasons, but wondering if these would still work baked?

blythe32 said...

Yum. Chicken tacos sound like a great dinner suggestion. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

Michelle Thomas said...

Great recipe! thank you!!

Cynthia said...

I can not wait to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing

Logan Cantrell said...

These look so delicious!! I am always looking for recipes to add to our menu.

alexandria waning said...

I always get so excited about different taco recipes! These looks great!

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

Wow! This looks seriously amazing! That fry bread makes the entire dish!

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

this totally looks like something my family would enjoy!

2justByou said...

White Chicken Chili is my favorite. This dish looks soooo yummy!

ana de jesus said...

These look delicious I would replace it with quorn but the recipe sounds fab

Erin Shebish said...

This looks so amazingly yummy! I need to try it asap!

Cathy Mini said...

Mmmmm I love tacos! Your chicken chili Navajo tacos look absolutely scrumptious!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I love white chicken chili.

Becca Dorr said...

My husband would love these! Thanks for the giveaway!

Scraps said...

I've heard of fry bread before (what you call scones, here)--my grandpa made a version for us every time we'd come home for a visit. Hadn't heard of using them as a taco base (or as a vehicle for anything other that sugar, syrup, or jelly, lol).

CourtneyLynne said...

OMG these tacos sound pretty amazing! So need to give this a pin so I can try them out myself!!! Yummy!

Lexie Pyfrom said...

that looks absolutely delicious!

Savory Experiments said...

Taco night is always popular in our house! These look great!

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

This looks so good! We love navajo tacos at my house. I haven't tried this recipe though. We should try it this weekend.

Shelly Culp said...

These tacos look delicious! I am a huge fan of tacos. They are probably one of my favorite foods, so I love finding new recipes for different varieties of tacos!

 
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