July 14, 2011

Recipe and Review: Tavern Direct Smokin’ Chipotle Marinade


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This month, Tavern Direct sent me Smokin’ Chipotle Marinade and Sauce. It’s a Mexican twist on a gourmet BBQ sauce when you want that sweet and hot flavor. My first thought, though was to use it in making something that is basic but enjoyed by everyone that eats them – Street Tacos!

I marinaded the chicken for a few hours and baked them in the oven at 400F for about 20 minutes. After they cooled, I shredded the chicken and tossed it with a few tablespoons of marinade to give it a little extra kick.

When you’ve read my other reviews and recipes for other Tavern Direct sauces you know I go for quick and easy but a lot of flavor. So just like the Steak Sauce Vinaigrette, Chandelier Greek Pasta Salad or Asian Slaw, these Smokin’ Chipotle Street Tacos are – as they say on The Food Network – Off The Hook!

Tavern Direct Smokin' Chipotle imageAt just $8.50 a bottle, this will turn you into the gourmet chef everyone already thinks you are. Only you don’t have to do any work. Add it to burgers, marinade chicken, use it as a spicy BBQ sauce for steak. You can’t go wrong!

And because Lou is such a great guy he’s giving me a 20% off code so you can get some in your kitchen ASAP!

Visit TavernDirect and Save 20% on your favorite oils, sauces and gift baskets! Use coupon code: Wild20

Smokin’ Chipotle Chicken Street Tacos

Serves 4
Level: Super Easy
Time: 15 min prep, 20-25 min cooking

2 Chicken Breasts (I use on the bone for more flavor)
1/4 cup Smokin’ Chipotle Marinade

1 can Black Beans
1/4 Red Onion, chopped fine
1/4 cup Mexican Cheese
12 corn tortillas
Salsa or pico de gallo
Avocado, sliced or cubed

Place chicken and marinade in zip top bag and marinade up to 2 hours. Remove chicken from bag and discard unused marinade. Place chicken on baking sheet and bake at 400F for approximately 25 minutes. Cook time will vary depending on the type/size of chicken used. When juices run clear, remove from oven and cool slightly so you can shred the chicken.

Warm the tortillas and beans.

You can either make all the tacos yourself or let everyone make their own. We’re a “make your own” family!

I don’t always use the tortillas and instead will make rice and create a ‘taco bowl’ layering the ingredients more like a casserole.

You can make these however you wish and add any ingredients your family likes for tacos or burritos. Get creative!

This is just one way to use the Smokin’ Chipotle Marinade from Tavern Direct.

How do you think you’d use it?

To learn more about Tavern Direct and its mission to support children, read about Lou Bivona. I support Tavern Direct and the programs at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children because I believe that we are the village.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary bottle of Smokin’ Chipotle from Tavern Direct. All opinions are my own. No affiliate links are used in this post.



ZoniDuck July 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I would like to state for the record that these tacos were yummy. 🙂

Mary B. July 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

THese look amazing! I love chipotle flavor!

Mary Beth Elderton July 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm

This recipe sounds delicious! I might add tomatoes.

Barb July 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm

When I saw the pic of those tacos on Taven Direct’s blog, I thought, wow, they look delicious!!! Can’t wait to try your recipe!!! New blog subscriber!!

Betty August 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Your tacos recipe sounds wonderful. Thanks for your suggestion to make a casserole by layering these ingredients with rice.

FELICIA SPRINCENATU August 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm

The products are great!

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