Boy oh boy, The Man is getting good at smoking stuff. Yesterday it was a chicken. He sent me pictures, and although my mouth watered at the idea of it, my brain screeched to a halt - what does one serve with smoked chicken? After consulting with the food heads at work and getting a different answer from each of them, I decided to do something incredibly simple but delish.
Hand made corn tortillas (no, not by these gringa hands, though I have made them before), fried in a little coconut oil until crisp is the base of this delightful stack. I spread a layer of refried beans on that, then sliced avocado, the baby spinach, a pile of smoked chicken, then shredded cheddar. This was served with leftover rice sauteed in coconut oil with onion, garlic, corn, red bell pepper, cilantro and cumin. Oh, and a little piece of the skin crisped up in the oil with the tortilla. Yeah, it was pretty awesome, very healthful and took only a few minutes to throw together. The chicken was without a doubt the star, being smoky and moist and packed with flavor; the rest of the supporting players doing just that, supporting and carrying that flavor without upstaging it. After another 50 hour week, it was nice to settle down to a plate of yumminess, an ice cold beer and the Pro Bowl without working up a sweat.