Vegan Spicy Key Lime Chicken Tacos

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I adapted this recipe from one that used real chicken.  I made tacos to avoid using cheese but this key lime chicken would go very well in a quesadilla or over rice.

Vegan Spicy Key Lime Chicken Tacos

INGREDIENTS

Tortillas

9 oz vegan chicken

3 TBS soy sauce

2 TBS agave nectar (or organic honey – if you are not vegan)

1 TBS olive oil

zest of one lime

juice of one lime

3 garlic cloves – chopped

1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

2 TBS Sriracha sauce

1 tsp salt

Avocado – sliced & lime squeezed on it

Pico de gallo (salsa)

Cilantro – as garnish

Lime wedges

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DIRECTIONS

In your blender – make a marinade by mixing the soy sauce, agave (or honey), olive oil, zest & juice from the lime, garlic, ginger, sriracha & salt into a sort of puree.

You can leave the chicken in big pieces or dice it up.  Either way – pour the marinade over the chicken.  I did this right in the bag the chicken came in & I let mine sit overnight but 30 minutes is fine.

Heat the chicken in a pan treated with cooking spray (or a little olive oil) until it begins to brown.  I actually heated the extra marinade in a separate pan.  Do this if you think you want to add a bit of sauce to your tacos.  DO NOT do this if you used real chicken!!!  Fake chicken is perfectly safe.

I heat my tortillas on the grill (or over the burners) on my stove to soften them & get some little golden spots on them.

Now – assemble the tacos.  Warm tortilla, faux chicken, a drizzle of marinade, avocado slices, pico de gallo & a squeeze of lime.  Sprinkle with cilantro & shove these spicy little fuckers down your gullet!

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