A review of the cookbook Express Lane Cooking by Shawn Syphus of I Wash You Dry plus a MUST TRY Saucy Chicken Tacos recipe!
I have a lot of really talented friends. It’s made apparent to me as I browse the internet and see recipe after recipe, or beautiful photograph after beautiful photograph, by friends of mine. My mailbox each week is also a representation of how awesome my friends are. Several times a week I have cookbooks, beautiful cookbooks, delivered to my door. It amazes me to think how far some of these bloggers have come to create these stunning books! Although I know I don’t have it in me to write a cookbook, I have a ton of respect for anyone who does.
My friend Shawn, from I Wash You Dry, is one such friend. Her cookbook Express Lane Cooking was released this summer and I’ve been cooking from it off and on ever since. The concept behind Express Lane Cooking is simple, yet brilliant. Basically, Shawn takes 5 ingredients and provides 3 delicious recipes using those 5 ingredients.
If you are someone who loves menu planning, but wants your menu planning to be simplified, this book can help you out! The variety offered in each of the recipe choices is amazing, especially since Shawn uses the same 5 main ingredients for each trio of recipes. For example, the Saucy Chicken Tacos recipe I’m including in this post has rotisserie chicken, fire-roasted tomatoes, corn, corn tortillas and cheddar cheese as the 5 main ingredients. Shawn then goes on to show how you can make Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Fire Roasted Chicken Enchiladas using those same 5 main ingredients.
In addition to simple and family friendly recipes. Express Lane Cooking features a beautiful, color photo alongside each and every recipe. If you are a visual person, being able to see the finished recipe certainly will help when you make these recipes for your own family!
Shawn is a mom of 4 kids, so you know each recipe was created with her own family in mind. If you are in search of a cookbook to buy that will help you get a family friendly dinner on the table on those busy weeknights, you will absolutely love all 80 recipes in Express Lane Cooking! You can buy Express Lane Cooking on Amazon today. In addition, this cookbook would make such a great holiday gift for other home cooks on your list!
This simple Saucy Shredded Chicken Tacos recipe is just one example of the goodness you’ll find in Shawn’s book. I adapted the recipe just slightly to meet the needs of my family and what I had on hand in my pantry. You’ll want to add this to your menu plan today! It’s so good! Enjoy!
- 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- 1 cup canned corn, drained
- 1 (12 oz) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp cumin
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon minced onion flakes
- ¼ tsp salt
- 8 flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Combine the chicken, corn, roasted red peppers, chili powder, cumin, minced garlic, minced onion flakes and salt in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir until heated through. Warm the tortillas and keep warm until ready to serve.
- Divide the chicken filling among the warm tortillas and top with the cheese and any additional toppings you desire.