Dinner in 20 minutes or less?! Yes, please! Try these Greek Chicken Tacos and you’ll be in and out of the kitchen before you know it.
There is absolutely nothing that could have prepared me for becoming a mother.
As an avid reader, I read every single book I could get my hands on when I was pregnant with my oldest. I sifted through all the different theories on sleep, and we even had a few heated debates.
I laugh now at how much time I spent shopping. For the most part, I hate to shop. And I'm terrible at organization. Despite this, I had 18 months of clothes hanging on cute little hangers in Alex's closet months before he was born. (This was the polar opposite of how I was with Skye.)
And don't even get me started on all the baby health gear I had, much of what would never get used.
I thought I was prepared.
I was completely unprepared.
I could have never imagined the new meaning that I was soon to have to the word tired. I couldn't have comprehended that one day going to the grocery store alone would feel like a treat. Or that an uninterrupted shower would feel like a day at the spa.
Eleven years and three kids later, I still struggle with the feeling that there is never enough time. My to-do lists are long, and often no matter what I’m doing I always feel like I should be doing something else.
I have learned, however, to take all the help I can get when it comes to managing my time and eliminating stress.
In the kitchen, I rely on tools to help with this. This is one reason I am so excited to help spread the word to other busy mom's about Braun's relaunch in North America this month.
Before the relaunch, Braun spent years developing new technology that solves real kitchen problems.
I’ve tested the new line, and I’m thrilled at how they help eliminate time, mess and headache from my busy routine, allowing me to enjoy the simple pleasure of being with my family.
You know what else helps? Having recipes in my arsenal, that can be put together in 20 minutes or less. Recipes like today’s Greek Chicken Tacos, that are nutritious and that the whole family loves!
You can easily pick up a cooked chicken for this recipe, or you can do what I do and make this Easy Slow Cooker Chicken once a week.
I was thrilled with how quickly the Tzatziki Sauce came together in my Braun PureMix Blender.
Normally I would have taken the time to cut up my cucumber fine (I hate chunks!), but with the SmoothCrush blade system, which combines a specially designed BPA free jug and higher positioning of the blade, I didn’t have to do this. The result was that these Greek Chicken Tacos go down as one of the easiest meals ever to put together!
To be perfectly honest, nothing could have prepared me to love this blender as much as I do.
And score - everything but the motor is dishwasher safe. (Am I the only one who doesn’t use appliances because she doesn’t want to have to hand wash them?)
I’m excited to try the Ice Crush Program. The boys and I are going to whip up some slushies this weekend! (And maybe something more adventurous for hubby and I.)
I could have just as easily whipped up the Tzatziki Sauce in the Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender, which is quickly becoming a workhorse in my kitchen. I wrote about it a bit in this post where I used the masher and blender attachments to make a Roasted Garlic and Goat Cheese Cauliflower Mash.
I’ve also been using the Food Processor, which can chop, slice, shred, and julienne, to make my salads for the week. I also love the whisk, which is great for whipping eggs and making sauces. Like the blender, everything but the motor and gear boxes is dishwasher safe.
What helps you eliminate stress in the kitchen?
Greek Chicken Tacos with Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 head butter lettuce
- 12 ounces shredded cooked chicken
- 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
- 1/2 red onion sliced thin
- 1/4 cup chopped pepperoncini
- Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 cucumber seeded and chopped
- ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped or 4 drops dill essential oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- To make tzatziki sauce place chopped cucumber in a strainer and sprinkle well with salt. Allow to sit over a bowl for 5 minutes. With a clean dish cloth gently squeeze out excess moisture.
- In a medium bowl combine cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, dill, parsley garlic and salt. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- To make tacos, wash butter lettuce and separate into leaves. Place leaves on a plate. Top with chicken, feta, grape tomatoes, onion, and pepperoncini. Drizzle with tzatziki sauce and serve.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Braun. The opinions and text are all mine.