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I got this recipe from the El Charro book (see Chicken Enchiladas). It calls for deep fried tacos, with baking suggested as a "low fat" alternative. I baked these and they cooked nicely. The procedure is similar to the enchiladas, but with a very different result. The key to these was the taco sauce from scratch, so don't be lazy! It's easy and it really makes the meal a success. For a side dish I added 8 oz. corn and 8 oz tomato sauce to a Lipton spanish rice packet.
Here's the taco recipe (very simple!):

12 corn tortillas
2 chicken breasts
salt and pepper
taco fixings

Boil chicken breasts for 20 minutes, shred, and season with salt & pepper.

microwave 3 tortillas at a time for 30 sec. (to make them soft). Fill each with chicken, roll closed and hold with a toothpick.

Repeat for all tortillas, and place them in an oven dish.

Bake on 350 deg. F for about 15 minutes (until tortillas are mostly crispy).

Top with taco sauce, and garnish with cheese, sour cream, etc.

And here's the sauce recipe:

15 oz. crushed or diced tomatoes
6 oz. tomato paste
1 1/2 C water
1/2 onion, chopped
2 T minced garlic
1/2 C oil
1/4 C vinegar
4 T dried oregano
1 t salt

Mix all ingredients in saucepan and brig to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a couple minutes and then remove from heat.

Can be served hot or cold (I prefer chilled, at least to room temperature. You can put a small container in the freezer for quick cooling).
I think we need some new plates. Yellow doesn't do anything to make food look appetizing! We must do justice to your yummy food. :)
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Our children are allergic to nuts, eggs, milk, soy, peas, lentils, strawberries, sesame, kiwis, cherries, and chick peas. After cooking the same few dinners over and over, we got fed up and needed a change. I’ve decided to really learn to cook, and to share what I learn here. As I find recipes and adapt them to our allergy situation, I’ll share what works (and what doesn’t). If you have food allergic children and need ideas for new things to feed them, or just want some simple new recipes to try, I think you’ll find some here.

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