Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Taquitos

Remember that killer recipe for Homemade Tortillas that I posted earlier this week? Well, I have the perfect recipe to make using those very tortillas.

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HAWAIIAN BBQ TAQUITOS

Hawaiian BBQ Taquitos. Filled with pineapples and mangoes, paired with a spicy tangy BBQ chicken, caramelized onions, and loads of fresh cheddar cheese.

Hawaiian BBQ Taquitos. Filled with pineapples and mangoes, paired with a spicy tangy BBQ chicken, caramelized onions, and loads of fresh cheddar cheese.

I seem to be on a Hawaiian roll right now. Hawaiian pasta, now these taquitos.

What’s next?

Hawaiian pizza, maybe?

Hawaiian BBQ Taquitos. Filled with pineapples and mangoes, paired with a spicy tangy BBQ chicken, caramelized onions, and loads of fresh cheddar cheese.

For those of you wondering what a Taquito is…it’s a tortilla filled, rolled and then baked to perfection.

They’re super easy, tender, and incredibly delicious!

Hawaiian BBQ Taquitos. Filled with pineapples and mangoes, paired with a spicy tangy BBQ chicken, caramelized onions, and loads of fresh cheddar cheese.

You can go wild with the fillings.

I went for the classic Hawaiian flavors that I know and love…pineapples and mangoes, paired with a spicy tangy BBQ chicken, caramelized onions, and loads of fresh cheddar cheese.

Hawaiian BBQ Taquitos. Filled with pineapples and mangoes, paired with a spicy tangy BBQ chicken, caramelized onions, and loads of fresh cheddar cheese.

I’ve used my own homemade tortillas, the recipe for which I posted yesterday. You can use store bought ones but trust me when I tell you that homemade ones are 100xxxx better.

Hawaiian BBQ Taquitos. Filled with pineapples and mangoes, paired with a spicy tangy BBQ chicken, caramelized onions, and loads of fresh cheddar cheese.

These taquitos have become a family favorite at my place. I’m sure you’ll love them just as much. 🙂

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Taquitos

Prep Time: 15 minutes                                                                        Yields: 5 servings
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients:
3 Tablespoon oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 chicken breasts, halved
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
2 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup diced pineapple
1/3 cup BBQ sauce
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
10-12 Flour Tortillas (recipe HERE), softened
Directions:
Marinate the chicken in black pepper, salt, paprika, cumin, and lemon juice. Leave for atleast half an hour or overnight. Then grill on medium heat till charred well on both sides. Allow to cool, then shred using a fork.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Heat 1 Tbsp cooking oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add onion and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and caramelized, about 10-15 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
In a large bowl, combine the onion, chicken, cheddar cheese, pineapple, BBQ sauce and coriander; season with salt and pepper; to taste.
Working one at a time, transfer a tortilla to a work surface; place BBQ chicken mixture in the center of each wrapper. Bring the bottom edge of the tortilla tightly over the filling, rolling from bottom to top until the top of the tortilla is reached. Repeat with remaining tortilla and filling.
Place taquitos seam side down onto prepared baking sheet and bake until taquitos are crisp and cheese has melted, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve immediately with mango salsa.
Adapted from: Damn Delicious

Hawaiian BBQ Taquitos. Filled with pineapples and mangoes, paired with a spicy tangy BBQ chicken, caramelized onions, and loads of fresh cheddar cheese.

Hawaiian Pasta

Running a Ramzan recipe streak on the blog without having a pasta recipe in it? How could I! 😮

Pasta is the most eaten, loved, and yearned thing at my household. Every other aftari will see to a bowl of either spaghetti or penne.

Spicy chicken sausages paired with the sweet syrupy pineapples…makes for one delicious pasta.

And if you follow me on Snapchat, then you won’t be surprised by how cray cray my family is over pasta.

This pasta is nothing like the others. As its name indicates, it’s Hawaiian! Albeit with a cheeky (cheesy) twist on it. The perfect mingle between spicy and sweet.

Spicy chicken sausages paired with the sweet syrupy pineapples…makes for one delicious pasta.

And as you might have guessed, it has…pineapples in it!

Spicy chicken sausages paired with the sweet syrupy pineapples…makes for one delicious pasta.

Spicy chicken sausages paired with the sweet syrupy pineapples…makes for one delicious pasta.

It is SO simple. I know I say that every single time. But trust me. Just a handful of ingredients, and presto, you have an entire meal in front of you.

Spicy chicken sausages paired with the sweet syrupy pineapples…makes for one delicious pasta.

 

Put your pasta on a boil, and start slicing them sausages. Make this pasta for aftari today. I know you’ll love it. 😀

Hawaiian Pasta

Serves: 6-8
Ingredients:
1 packet uncooked pasta
2 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 large garlic cloves, minced
3-4 chicken sausages, sliced
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt, leveled
½ teaspoon crushed black pepper
½ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
1 cup canned pineapple tidbits
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions:
1.       Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
2.      In a large pan, heat the oil until hot. Add the onion and fry until they start to soften and become transparent. Add the garlic and the sausages, cook till golden brown.
3.      Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, oregano, sugar, salt, ground black pepper, and red chili flakes. Stir. When it comes to a boil, add in the pasta and pineapple.
4.      Stir until incorporated. Top with cheese and cover with lid. Cook until the cheese melts.
5.      Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
6.      Serve immediately.
Notes:
Adjust the salt, black pepper, and chili flakes according to your taste.

Spicy chicken sausages paired with the sweet syrupy pineapples…makes for one delicious pasta.