Tailgate Tacos: Chicken and Peaches

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Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour and 20 mins.
Feeds: 6-8 adults
Spice level: 4 out of 10
Difficulty: 4 out of 10

Main ingredients:
2-3 lbs chicken breast
Fresh cilantro
4oz bottle of lime juice (or juice of four medium sized limes)
1 tbsp. minced garlic (fresh or pre-minced)
1 ½ tsp. chili powder
1 ½ tsp. black pepper (cracked or pre-ground)
1 ½ tsp. onion powder (or one medium sized purple onion cut into medium sized pieces)
2 tsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. lemon juice (or one fresh lemon)
16oz jar of Roasted Salsa Roja
28oz can of plum or crushed tomatoes
2 medium sized peaches
2oz olive oil
¼ cup hot sauce of choice
(Optional) ¼ cup apple cider vinegar to add acidity and tartness

Final garnish (optional):
Ripe avocado
Shredded sharp cheddar or pepper jack to taste (Preferably shredded from a loaf vs. pre-shredded. Pre-shredded cheese uses various non-clumping agents that can detract from the taste)
1 Large chopped tomato (add lime juice and diced green chili peppers in container for added flair)
8oz container of sour cream
Finely chopped purple onion
Taco sized flour or corn tortillas
Copious amounts of Eventide's Red Headed Haley

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1: Place olive oil, hot sauce, lime juice and lemon juice in cast iron skillet over medium heat on stove.
2: Allow mixture to simmer for 1-2 minutes.
3: Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder and chili powder. Place in iron skillet.
4: Finely chop cilantro and place on top of chicken breast in skillet.
5: Pit and chop peaches into small pieces and combine with tomatoes and salsa roja in medium sized mixing bowl. Pour mixture on top of chicken.
6: Place lid on iron skillet and allow to simmer for 60 minutes.  Stir occasionally.
7: After 60 minutes, take chicken breasts from liquid and pull apart with two forks or chop.  Place chicken back into liquid mixture for an additional 15-20 minutes.
8: Remove from heat, build taco, and enjoy!

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-The fresher ingredients, the better this dish will taste.  If possible, use fresh vegetables, spices, and locally sourced meat.  For the purpose of this particular recipe, a mixture of fresh items and store bought were used to lower the prep time and difficulty for us non-foodies. Homemade salsa is time consuming and we were hungry!
-Want to increase your heat? Toss some peppers into the salsa or some hot sauce on the taco! Stop by the Tasting Room for a bottle of the Eventide Hot Sauce from Pulp.